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Sat, Sep 15, 2018 5:58 PM

eSIM for iPhone XS, XS MAX and XR

I have an AT&T nano-SIM card and another nano-SIM card with Chinese carrier. I learned that the unlocked iphone Xs MAX can have a nano-SIM and an eSIM working together. But the Chinese carrier didn't support eSIM. So I want to transform my AT&T nano-SIM card into eSIM so that my two phone number can both work on the iphone. How can I change my AT&T nano-SIM card to eSIM?

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Contributor

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1 Message

3 y ago

It’s available in iOS 12.1 beta, apple has done its part is att ready?

GLIMMERMAN76

ACE - Expert

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22.2K Messages

3 y ago

No us carrier has.  I don't think you will see the us carriers do a thing till they officially release it.  A beta is just that a beta.  They add and remove features from betas all the time group FaceTime is a example of that.

Tutor

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3 Messages

3 y ago

Hello, I have an iPhone XS Max with iOS 10.2 that supports eSIM.

ATT postpaid account. I called Att the rep was going over the activation the call got disconnected, then I called a few times and they say it not supported yet. 

 

Can someone confirms if Att is currently supporting eSIM for iPhone? If so, how can it be configured? 

 

Thanks.

GLIMMERMAN76

ACE - Expert

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22.2K Messages

3 y ago

No....  Apple has it in beta only. It's not official or rolled out.  No us carriers are supporting it yet.  

Contributor

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1 Message

3 y ago

How can I change my nano sim to esim? Do I need buy a new number?

Fl_retire

ACE - Professor

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1.8K Messages

3 y ago

@ji979605994  The eSIM is not being supported yet. Apple has to enable it and word is that IOS 12.1 will enable it, but no guarantee that this will happen. Also ATT has to also do their part for eSIM to work. Currently no US carrier is supporting eSIM functionality. 

Contributor

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1 Message

3 y ago

1)What is the projected date that Apple will release the software update to support eSIMs? 

2) What is the Projected cost for a AT&T Dual SIM Card?

3) What is the projected cost of the AT&T  Service for two phone numbers/lines?

4). Will each line have it’s own voice and data plan and text & voice mail box?

5). Will each line be subject to taxes and fees? 6). If a second phone is going to be used for business use, will all the expenses related to that number be detailed on the monthly billing statement?

7) Will each phone number require a separate Apple ID?

Contributor

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1 Message

3 y ago

Will they have two separate messages app’s for texts?

lizdance40

ACE - Sage

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88.2K Messages

3 y ago

No.

 This article might have more information for you

https://www.androidpit.com/dual-sim-phones

 

GLIMMERMAN76

ACE - Expert

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22.2K Messages

3 y ago


@CoachRickard wrote:

Will they have two separate messages app’s for texts?


I suggest you read up on how apple plans on using dual sim on iPhones as they are dual passive and not dual active tech.  You cant just use one phone for personal or business as all your stuff will get jumbled together on the phone.  Apple targeted this for travelers and the fact your can just scan a QR code and go in Europe.

Contributor

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1 Message

3 y ago

does any one has already activated the e-sim for iPhone Xs

Fl_retire

ACE - Professor

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1.8K Messages

3 y ago

@ylbarg42456  Apple has to release IOS 12.1 and then ATT has to setup their procedure to configure the eSIM. 

 

https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/26/ios-12-1-beta-1-esim-functionality/

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209044

Contributor

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1 Message

3 y ago

I had exactly the same experience and neither AT&T nor Apple know what is going on with their products.  It turns out that the future is not even available until update 12.1, so who knows if we’ll get it up and running this year. I guarantee that when we do try to set it up it’s going to be another eight hours on the phone

lizdance40

ACE - Sage

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88.2K Messages

3 y ago

@JohnDP1

You expect the pions in either company to answer a question they aren’t allowed to even if they knew?   Ridiculous. Sign up for Apple alerts and wait.  

No manufacturer or carrier announce updates until the come out.   When the ESim is ready for use, you will be notified.  

 

Contributor

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2 Messages

3 y ago

Has anyone successfullly activated the eSIM in their iPhone XS yet on ATT?

 

What I want to do is take another line on my ATT business account and use it as a second line on my XS Max. Can’t find any good info for activating it yet. 

 

TIA

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