UK eSIM/Dual-SIM Thread

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by Manatlt, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. akash.nu macrumors 604

    akash.nu

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    This is exactly what my setup is, however, I need to be able to use WhatsApp for the business number as well. Hope WhatsApp brings the dual number registration soon to the iOS client.
     
  2. KaPOWitsCHRIS macrumors 6502

    KaPOWitsCHRIS

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    Has anyone used EE esim with their 2018 iPad Pros?
     
  3. jacklivehere macrumors member

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    I had once this issue and phone got hung.
    Couldn’t use apps until I waited for battery to die and restart . But never after that
     
  4. spinstorm macrumors 68000

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    Can someone confirm to me the way to activate the eSim?

    I am not sure that the EE customer service really know what they are talking about...
     
  5. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    Yeh all working for me. You can only have one SIM active though, no dual sim with an additional physical SIM.

    Was a bit hit or miss to start with and EE had to activate the eSIM for me over the phone in the end.
     
  6. StuMcBill macrumors 6502a

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    I turned off "Calls on other devices" and it hasn't happened since.
     
  7. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone else who has an esim setup alongside an actual sim verify whether quick reply via iMessage notification works?
    Tapping on the blue send button is broken for me ever since I switched to an esim.
     
  8. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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  9. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    Works fine for me.
     
  10. logib macrumors newbie

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    About to purchase iPhone XS Max HK dual sim, would I have any probs adding my Apple Watch 4 Vodafone UK Cellular? I assume it’s tied/paired to the physical sim and not the iPhone? Cheers
     
  11. akash.nu macrumors 604

    akash.nu

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    Do you get an error stating something like - iMessage needs to be setup for it to work?!
     
  12. akash.nu macrumors 604

    akash.nu

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    You just request to convert your physical SIM card to an eSim and they send you a QR code in a snail mail. Once you have it, go to your phone settings and add a line, scan the code and follow the steps to choose your primary / secondary line for call and data etc. That’s it.

    Although, there’s a chance that you may lose service between when you request the eSim until you set it up.
     
  13. d123 macrumors 68000

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    You should also be able to get it done in an EE store.
     
  14. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Don’t think so. They messed me about and converted my eSim to physical sim again. I think the only way to get an eSim is to call customer service and get it via post.
     
  15. JDP1970 macrumors member

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    My Wife got an eSim last weekend from an EE store.
     
  16. d123 macrumors 68000

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    I know a few people who have successfully got eSims from EE stores (including me).

    Some stores were just a bit hesitant to hand them out at first.
     
  17. Farsider macrumors 6502

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    I got my eSIM from an EE store in London. I just walked in, explained that I wanted to move my service to an eSIM for use with my iPhone XS Max. The nice girl new exactly what I meant and what needed to happen. She did it all all in store end to end. Took about 10 mins. Very easy and no cost involved.
     
  18. catean macrumors 6502

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    No news of EE Prepay eSIM? Or Vodafone supporting it?
     
  19. Angra-mainju macrumors regular

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    i bought 10xs max in HK. It works perfectly with 2 physical sims
     
  20. KaPOWitsCHRIS macrumors 6502

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    Nothing from Vodafone, but apparently they are like that - they won't say anything until it's literally about to launch, which is rather annoying. If we look at their history, it seems they are always a year behind EE for iPhone/Apple features and still no visual voicemail!
     
  21. Tidybeard macrumors newbie

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    This is incredibly annoying - I renewed my personal contract with Vodafone for a year just after the ESIM went live after a customer service rep told me their support was imminent...months later and still no word.

    I'm struggling with the logic to be honest - this is a killer feature for users who currently carry two phones on different networks (I'm one of them, work (EE) and personal) and it was widely touted by Apple on launch. However, it seems the only way you can use it for the foreseeable future (in the UK at least) is to have two lines with EE, and even then EE don't support corporate connections on ESIM so you have to have your contracts the right way round. So much for customer choice and competition!
     
  22. netdudeuk macrumors 6502

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    How are you doing for speed ? I get a pathetic 6/2 with my Three SIM and have been considering getting a BT (EE) SIM for my 11” IPP.
     
  23. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    I switched from three to EE. No comparison.

    EE 4 G roaming and tethering while roaming.
     
  24. Farsider macrumors 6502

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    It’s coming summer this year our EE account team say.
     
  25. Tidybeard macrumors newbie

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    Let’s hope so! Thanks for the update.
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