AT&T in US, Rogers and Fido in Canada, and Many Other Carriers Rolling Out eSIM Support on Latest iPhones

Coinciding with today's release of iOS 12.1.1, additional carriers around the world are enabling eSIM support on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, allowing for dual-SIM functionality on those devices.

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According to Apple's website, the latest carriers supporting the eSIM feature include AT&T in the United States; Rogers and Fido in Canada; 3 in Denmark and Sweden; Orange in Poland and Spain; Telia in Estonia and Finland; Telenor in Norway; Swisscom and Sunrise in Switzerland; Vodafone in Qatar; and select others.

In Asia, the eSIM feature can now be used with 1010, CSL, China Mobile, and SmarTone in Hong Kong; M1 in Singapore; APT in Taiwan; Airtel and Reliance Jio in India; and AIS, dtac, and True Move in Thailand.

AT&T's website confirms that it supports eSIM on the latest iPhones as of iOS 12.1.1, while Apple's website continues to state that Verizon and T-Mobile will offer eSIM service "later this year." We've heard from a few people that Verizon may enable support on Friday, but this is strictly word of mouth.

It seems that the rollout of eSIM functionality on iPhones is hit or miss at this point, as a MacRumors tipster claims to have set up eSIM with T-Mobile on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, while others have had no luck. The ball is definitely rolling, though, so hopefully eSIM support is more widespread by year's end.

The eSIM, or digital SIM, is a non-physical SIM card slot that pairs with the physical SIM card in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR to enable dual-SIM dual-standby, a feature that lets iPhone users have two phone numbers available at once — useful for travel or both personal and work lines on a single iPhone.

Tags: AT&T, Rogers, eSIM

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bpeeps Avatar
35 months ago
People always give ATT crap for their service and other issues, but they're always one of the first carriers to support iphone changes and new technologies.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dwright1974 Avatar
35 months ago
Three in the U.K. not supporting.

I have a Three personal SIM and Vodafone SIM for my company mobile.

Neither of which support eSIM.

Actually, support in the U.K. is pretty awful.

- D
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
35 months ago
People always give ATT crap for their service and other issues, but they're always one of the first carriers to support iphone changes and new technologies.
Just don't ever have any issues. They don't know what real Customer Service looks like now a days. Their policies are so iron-clad that they won't budge even if it was their employee that made an error. I just recently switched to T-Mobile. Night and day difference.
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JimBnSoTexas2015 Avatar
34 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/05/iphone-esim-att-rogers-fido-canada/')


Coinciding with today's release of iOS 12.1.1 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/05/ios-12-1-1-released/'), additional carriers around the world are enabling eSIM support on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, allowing for dual-SIM functionality on those devices.



According to Apple's website, the latest carriers supporting the eSIM feature ('https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204039') include AT&T in the United States; Rogers and Fido in Canada; 3 in Denmark and Sweden; Orange in Poland and Spain; Telia in Estonia and Finland; Telenor in Norway; Swisscom and Sunrise in Switzerland; Vodafone in Qatar; and select others.

In Asia, the eSIM feature can now be used with 1010, CSL, China Mobile, and SmarTone in Hong Kong; M1 in Singapore; APT in Taiwan; Airtel and Reliance Jio in India; and AIS, dtac, and True Move in Thailand.

AT&T's website confirms that it supports eSIM on the latest iPhones as of iOS 12.1.1 ('https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/wireless/KM1288682?gsi=9ZbULQg'), while Apple's website continues to state ('https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT209096') that Verizon and T-Mobile will offer eSIM service "later this year ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/30/us-carriers-esim-support-later-this-year/')." We've heard from a few people that Verizon may enable support on Friday ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-releases-ios-12-1-1-with-expanded-esim-support-redesigned-facetime-with-live-photos-haptic-touch-for-notifications-on-iphone-xr-and-more.2158824/page-4#post-26880225'), but this is strictly word of mouth.

It seems that the rollout of eSIM functionality on iPhones is hit or miss at this point, as a MacRumors tipster claims to have set up eSIM with T-Mobile on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, while others have had no luck. The ball is definitely rolling, though, so hopefully eSIM support is more widespread by year's end.

The eSIM, or digital SIM, is a non-physical SIM card slot that pairs with the physical SIM card in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR to enable dual-SIM dual-standby, a feature that lets iPhone users have two phone numbers available at once -- useful for travel or both personal and work lines on a single iPhone.

Article Link: AT&T in US, Rogers and Fido in Canada, and Many Other Carriers Rolling Out eSIM Support on Latest iPhones ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/05/iphone-esim-att-rogers-fido-canada/')
[doublepost=1544071048][/doublepost]As soon I read on MacRumors that AT&T started supporting eSIM today. I installed the iOS 12.1.1 and went to Irving, TX local company AT&T store. I had to educate the young sales rep and was told that AT&T did not support eSIM yet. I told them to look at the AT&T website that support started today. After showing the rep the website and the instructions for activating the eSIM, I was successful in switching my AT&T personal line to the eSIM. After returning home I switched my company supplied hardware SIM from Verizon from the Samsung Galaxy S7 into the SIM tray on my iPhone Xs and it worked just fine. Samsung free at last :-)
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michael31986 Avatar
34 months ago
$5 US with AT&T
So it's 5 dollars. Wonder why you gotta pay for this stuff
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acgmph Avatar
35 months ago
I have two phones today - one from my employer (which they own and pay for), and my own. Any word whether this dual SIM support will work with two different payers? Same carrier (Verizon). It would seem like any issue would be a biller / provisioning issue rather than a problem on the device itself.

Thoughts?
I don’t think it works with two CDMA providers - in your case Verizon x2. It would not be an issue if your personal or work would be either AT&T or TMo.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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