When we say plug & play Connectivity feature or functionality, particularly in software, it means a feature or functionality of a product that works immediately after installation without any configuration or modification.
Contrasting with the traditional methods of pre-provisioning specific, fixed profiles into SIMs during manufacture, or put it another way, different from the conventional pluggable SIM cards used in cell phones, and the “soldered-in” form used in some M2M devices, our “Plug & Play Connectivity” service will come in the form of a SIM chip that is embedded in and cannot be removed from the device. This will enable a device to obtain cellular connectivity right after the device is powered on. Technically eSIM can apply to any form-factors.
However, most are expected to be embedded. No matter what kind of form-factor it adopts, the new concept can make SIM slots disappear eventually. Real estate inside devices is expensive, as evidenced by the removal of the headphone jack from smartphones such as the iPhone 7.
Last but certainly not least, The “Plug & Play Connectivity” capability frees end users from a series of tedious steps including swapping SIM card, joining a Wi-Fi network, or connecting to an ethernet cable to obtain network access.