Verizon Test Drive makes full use of eSIM technology by allowing potential customers to trial the service before they commit to signing up. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Verizon has introduced a new early access program that allows you to test its network for up to 30 days. There’s no SIM card involved. Instead, it’s a showcase for eSIM technology to allow folks from other carriers to compare between services.
The Verizon Test Drive program, like rival eSIM-based trial programs from T-Mobile and AT&T, is completely free but does require an unlocked and compatible phone. Ultra Wideband 5G, 5G Nationwide, and 4G LTE are available to try out in addition to 100GB of data and unlimited talk and text.
To get started, you need to download the My Verizon app via a QR code and follow the instructions — no credit…