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Pixel 5 eSim - Works!

4: Newbie

Hi All,

 

Just thought I'd let you know I brought a Pixel 5 unlocked and eSim works perfectly.

 

Cheers, David

 

 

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17: Community Champion

Thank you for letting us all know.  👍

Current Phone > Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G - SM9860 Snapdragon.

Samsung One Ui 2.5  / Android 10.

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4: Newbie

Well, I requested moving to e-Sim about 8 hours ago. So far, nothing happened, my physical SIM is still on.

I'll keep you posted.

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4: Newbie

I requested mine yesterday at around 6pm for the first time and it arrived in my inbox in 5 minutes. I was expecting issues to be honest but it ended up being really easy. Have you checked your junk folder? Your signal will suddenly disappear when they've activated it.

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4: Newbie

The SIM is still active, so no point in checking the email...

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4: Newbie

I tried again, stucked on the same place. An "order successful" message on the screen, the SIM still works and I'm waiting for the email with the QR code.

Please let me know if I do something wrong..

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Moderator

Hey @Nightwish, I'm disappointed to hear you're experiencing a delay getting your eSIM active. If you've still not received the email with your QR code, pop us a message through one of our social channels and we'll be happy to take a closer look into this for you.

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4: Newbie

Thank you so much.

I will wait until tomorrow, as today my number is being ported from EE and at the moment not even MyVodafone works.

 

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4: Newbie

That'll probably be why it's not working - I'm already on Vodafone. You're in for a treat, in SW London I'm getting 315Mb down and 80Mb up!

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4: Newbie

I guess you are right, they just finished porting the number, I tried right away and received the email within 5 minutes.

 

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15: Advanced member

@davidfaulkner wrote:

That'll probably be why it's not working - I'm already on Vodafone. You're in for a treat, in SW London I'm getting 315Mb down and 80Mb up!


Nice. Here in East London the coverage map says there's coverage but there's not, so no 5G for me. Vodafone inisist my mast has 5G, but it doesn't!

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4: Newbie

To be fair 5G coverage is very sporadic, and sometimes the 5G symbol disappears almost as soon as it's picked it up! There's also some weird anomalies, like at Ealing Broadway I had a download speed of 5Mb which was slower than 4G. It could be my device had connected to WiFi which is why the reading was so low. However the attached screenshot is tests done around the District Line in SW London. I'm sure as more 5G devices connect things will slow down, however 5G is sometimes faster than my home Virgin Media connection and 4G can be equally as impressive.

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15: Advanced member

The coverage map here in E14 has red 5G squares around the local masts, but there's no 5g on them. The only mast with 5G is some way away, so only pick up 5G in specific places.

 

It'll be interesting to see what happens on Friday when a lot of people get access to 5g and find it wasn't worth the wait.

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4: Newbie

Ah that's a shame. Perhaps venture out towards Central London if you're not isolating just to experience 5G before it becomes available to the masses. Fingers crossed they resolve the 5G issues around E14 ASAP :Smiling:

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15: Advanced member

My walk to Pret picks up 5g in one spot so at least I know it works, but it's very limited. Hopefully we'll see some upgrades soon.

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3: Seeker

Hello! 

Might I ask you how did you had your eSIM QR code? I have tried several times during the last 3 days, but I didn't receive any email form Vodafone with the QR... I asked in the live chat and I talked with 6 different people, and they told me 6 different things. And the last one, from technical team, finally told me that Google Pixel 5 is not compatible in Vodafone UK by the moment..

I really don't know what to do now, to be honest!

Thanks!

 
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4: Newbie

@AlbaEV wrote:

Hello! 

Might I ask you how did you had your eSIM QR code? I have tried several times during the last 3 days, but I didn't receive any email form Vodafone with the QR... I asked in the live chat and I talked with 6 different people, and they told me 6 different things. And the last one, from technical team, finally told me that Google Pixel 5 is not compatible in Vodafone UK by the moment..

I really don't know what to do now, to be honest!

Thanks!

 

Alright, let me tell you my experience. I requested the eSim the first day I logged in to Vodafone, just after requesting to move my number from EE to Vodafone. For 3 days I tried multiple times to enable it, but I wasn't receiving any text from Vodafone with the settings.

Eventually, the day came when they ported my number to Vodafone. The same day I tried again and all of the sudden, it worked. I received the text in a couple of minutes and next thing I know, I was on the eSim.

So, in my case the delay was probably related with me giving up on the phone number I was supposed to move to eSim...

Or it was just buggy Vodafone systems, who knows.

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3: Seeker

I really appreciate you telling me your experience! In my case, I've had my number in Vodafone during 2 years.. So who knows what is going on!  It seem like even they have no idea according to my experience with customer service. You have been more helpful than them already because I was about to giving up!

 

Thank you very much!

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