Yolanda’s guide to WEB3 for YOnderers

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Once you have created your free account in Global YO, created your free Blockchain wallet, minted an NFT, and earned your first YOYO$ (our in-app virtual token), congratulations! You have become a YOnderer, equipped to make the most out of Web3 and the world.

So, what is Web3, in simple terms?

Web3 refers to the 3rd generation of the internet. It is a work-in-progress which is built using decentralized blockchains — the shared ledger systems used by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether

So, what is decentralization?

In Web2 (the current generation of the internet we are phasing out of) many applications are centralized, meaning they are owned and controlled by a single entity who then uses your data to further its own interest, which may conflict with yours! WhereasWweb3 applications are built on decentralized networks so that no one party holds too much power, and users’ data is secured by blockchain.

Blockchain is?

A database that is consensually shared and synchronized across multiple sites, institutions, and geographies, that records transactions and data in a secure, transparent, and immutable way, making it ideal for the creation of smart contracts between people and their businesses.

And smart contracts are?

They are contracts written into lines of code, enabling for automated, trustless (you don’t have to trust your counterparty) transactions to take place, without the need for intermediaries like real estate agents, bankers, and lawyers.

In June 2023, we will launch YO.bazar, a trustless livestream marketplace where every transaction is secured by smart contracts.

So why should I care about Web3?

Web3 offers you greater privacy, security, and control, rebalancing the relationship between people and institutions in favor of people (which is good!)

Smart contracts, enable decentralized finance (DeFi) applications that allow for automated, trustless transactions like loans, mortgages, insurance to take place without agents, banks, or lawyers, even in places where the banking and legal systems are weak.

Note: don’t just think of developing countries – Silicon Valley Bank’s implosion happened in California, the richest state in the richest nation on earth!

Global YO does Web3 better:

We are ONE team, ONE community, united by ONE all-inclusive mission – to connect YOnderers to the best on and offline experiences 24/7/365.

We reward you for the time you spend in Global YO and the contributions you make to Global YO with YOYO$, an in-app Ethereum (blockchain) REWARD token, exchangeable for mobile data, VOIP calling plans, event tickets, NFTs, and coming soon with the launch of YO.bazar, partner products (from handsets, to mascara, to tattoos, to working capital loans for YOnderer-vendors, to micro-loans and life insurance for YOnderer-purchasers.

Web3 makes it possible for us to live and work better everywhere and Global YO does web3 better by providing Web3dom™: reduced-cost access to Web3 and Web3 experiences from almost anywhere in a more equal and sustainable world.

How can I reinstall a deleted eSIM or reinstall an existing eSIM in my new phone?

If you delete your eSIM from YOverse or lose your device, you cannot reinstall it, so if you plan to buy another plan at a later date, you will need to pay the activation fee of $0.70 Euro (which covers your eSIM for 1 year) again and reinstall a new eSIM.

How can I delete an eSIM from my phone?

If you wish, you can manually remove your eSIM. To remove your eSIM follow these steps:

Go to Settings

  • Tap Mobile data or Mobile data

    • Tap your mobile plan

    • Tap “Remove mobile plan”

If you remove your eSIM you will no longer be able to connect through this line. Any contacts you have associated with this line will default to your preferred line.

How can I allow data switching between my plans? [Advanced users]

To allow your phone to automatically select which SIM to use data from based on coverage and availability, turn on “Allow mobile data switching” in your settings. Note that if you are roaming and only want to use your YOverse eSIM or data, you should then make sure that “Allow mobile data switching” is turned off. If “Allow mobile data switching” is turned on, your phone will automatically use data from both phone plans, depending on which network is strongest at any given moment. This option is best for people who want to stay connected no matter what. There is no way to know which plan is being used at any given time, however, so this option can consume data quickly if you are not aware of it. To turn on Allow mobile data switching, follow these steps (steps may vary depending on phone model):

  • Go to Settings

  • Tap either Cellular or Mobile Data.

  • Tap Mobile Data.

    • Turn on Allow Mobile Data Switching

Your data line automatically switches for the duration of your call. Mobile data switching will not work if you are currently roaming and both eSIMs are not set to allow data roaming. Check with your provider for availability and to find out if additional charges apply.

How do I see how much data is left on my plan?

You are able to see it in the application in the “My eSIM” bubble; click on the data plan under “Active Data Plans” to view its remaining data. Once your data runs out, you will no longer have an internet connection without Wi-Fi.

Yevhenii Kuznietsov


Yevhenii Kuznietsov blends journalism with a passion for travel tech. He explores eSIM's impact on communication and travel, offering expert interviews and gadget reviews. Outside of writing, Yevhenii is a hiking enthusiast and drone hobbyist, capturing unique travel vistas.