iPhone X Just how does the duel sim work?

AdamA9

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I have a business and personal numbers. It is a godsend that I can now have two sim cards in one phone so I don't have to carry two phones all day.

However, I cannot find anything about how they bloody work. My business is with Vodafone and personal with o2 so I'm assuming I can use the Vodafone eSim and o2 normal sim?
 

pika2000

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I have a business and personal numbers. It is a godsend that I can now have two sim cards in one phone so I don't have to carry two phones all day.

However, I cannot find anything about how they bloody work. My business is with Vodafone and personal with o2 so I'm assuming I can use the Vodafone eSim and o2 normal sim?
No you cannot, unless you buy the China/Hong Kong version, and that's only for the Xs Max and the Xr.

Here's a list of carriers supporting the eSIM: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209096
Not much support there.
The "dual" SIM feature of these iPhones using eSIM is way too early for its time. Apple should've waited 5 more years while working with carriers around the world to make sure 90% of them support it, not just a handful.
 

AdamA9

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No you cannot, unless you buy the China/Hong Kong version, and that's only for the Xs Max and the Xr.

Here's a list of carriers supporting the eSIM: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209096
Not much support there.
The "dual" SIM feature of these iPhones using eSIM is way too early for its time. Apple should've waited 5 more years while working with carriers around the world to make sure 90% of them support it, not just a handful.
My bad, I meant two sims.

I believe I can have 1 sim card and 1 eSIM, right?
 

pika2000

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My bad, I meant two sims.

I believe I can have 1 sim card and 1 eSIM, right?
Yes, but go to the link that I put previously and see if your carrier supports Apple's eSIM. If not, then you basically just have a single SIM iPhone.
 

AdamA9

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Yes, but go to the link that I put previously and see if your carrier supports Apple's eSIM. If not, then you basically just have a single SIM iPhone.
I'll just move my business account from Vodafone to EE to ensure I can use it.
 

pika2000

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I'll just move my business account from Vodafone to EE to ensure I can use it.
Then you can use the eSIM on EE and the physical SIM slot for your personal number. Make sure you confirm with EE that they won't lock the eSIM. In the US, AT&T can lock the eSIM so you can only use it with them.
 
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