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Support for eSIM in the iPhone Xs?

2: Seeker

Hi, 

 

Anyone know if vodafone will support the eSIM in the new iPhone Xs? I know that vodafone has joined EE in supporting eSIMs in the Apple Watch 4, however there doesn't seem to be any information on whether that is the case with the new iPhone Xs. 

 

I travel a lot and would make my life so much easier if Vodafone did support the eSIM in the new iPhone Xs! 

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17: Community Champion

I've not seen anything as of yet but its early days and I'm sure Vodafone are putting things Into place. 

The coming soon pages might be the place to watch for news. 

 

Coming-soon.  And Vodafone Coming soon.

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12: Established

Apple are only listing EE as supporting the e-sim in the iPhone, though it won't be available for a while anyway, so things may change.

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3: Seeker

Watching ‘the special event’ they said two ‘actual’ sims to start and e-sim to follow - no time frame 

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@jayguevara wrote:

 

Anyone know if vodafone will support the eSIM in the new iPhone Xs? I know that vodafone has joined EE in supporting eSIMs in the Apple Watch 4, however there doesn't seem to be any information on whether that is the case with the new iPhone Xs. 

 


We're still working with Apple to introduce this feature to our customers in the future 🤞 

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3: Seeker

I am also interested in this, Apple says the e-sim will be activated in the XS handsets with an update later this year... I also travel and very much want to reserve the SIM tray for local SIMs. Please let the powers that be know that this is a definite must have for those Apple users, thanks.

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2: Seeker

Based on what shown on the Apple UK site, yes, it will be supported. Stefano

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2: Seeker

Vodafone as well. Stefano

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3: Seeker

Thanks Stefano.

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12: Established

@smaruzzi wrote:

https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-watch/apple-watch/44mm-cellular-aluminium-silver-pure-platinum-bla...


That's the watch. I'm not sure what you are saying by just posting this link?

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2: Seeker

Vodafone is due to launch the eSIM services, sometime this year. 

They are in no rush as Apple still due to release IOS 12.1 which will enable the eSIM feature.

 

Speaking to apple support, this due to launch in the week of Iphone XR pre-order Window. 

 

So expect that eSIM will be ready to be used by christmas Eve.

 

Currently only one operator in UK have eSIM support for the new Iphones including EE ( EE only does it for apple watch so is vodafone]

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2: Seeker

IOS 12.1 does support eSIM. Its currently functional in beta version. If apple does release this version on the rumored date 26th October. Soon after vodafone and EE will either annouce or lauch the support for eSIM.

 

 

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1: Seeker

Not yet. 

Vodafone just told me that it won't be activated for a while and I was mentioned 2020 as a probable date.  Thus, unless Vodafone changes its policy, the esim on Iphone XS won't be available with Vodafone UK until 2020. 

I am just returning my Iphone XS Max to Vodafone received yesterday for this reason.

12: Established

Vodafone weren't listed as a launch partner. Not sure why anyone would assume Vodafone would have it working at the same time as EE and buy a phone based on that.

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10: Established

If e-sim will be supported, I don't see any reason why it won't roam, am I right ? The Apple Watch e-SIM does not roam due to some other reason, not the e-sim. And regarding Vodafone beeing a e-SIM partner, I can't find any information about that on the Apple's website, besides the Apple Watch.

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12: Established

@catean wrote:

If e-sim will be supported, I don't see any reason why it won't roam, am I right ? The Apple Watch e-SIM does not roam due to some other reason, not the e-sim. And regarding Vodafone beeing a e-SIM partner, I can't find any information about that on the Apple's website, besides the Apple Watch.


https://www.apple.com/iphone-xs/specs/

 

  1. eSIM will be available later this year through a software update. Use of eSIM requires a wireless service plan (which may include restrictions on switching service providers and roaming, even after contract expiration). Not all carriers support eSIM. Use of eSIM in iPhone may be disabled when purchased from some carriers. See your carrier for details. To learn more, visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT209044.

and

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT209096

 

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4: Newbie

AFAIK if your phone is unlocked then it will support eSim. That being the case, and seeing as we're Vodafone customers already why are you fussed whether Vodafone offers a eSim plan?

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12: Established

Only EE will support the esim in the iPhone XS from launch.

Vodafone will add it at some point in the future, no one really knows when. It won't be this month, that seems obvious.

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4: Newbie

That's not how I read it. The way I read it is that EE will be the only UK carrier to offer an eSim plan, so all unlocked phones will thus be able to sign up to an EE plan as a secondary line.

 

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