Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra gains eSIM support for T-Mobile

15 April 2021
It is the first Samsung with the feature in North America.

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Has anyone else experienced a dramatic decrease in battery life, since activating eSIM. I cannot even get through a day since then.

  • John

Anonymous, 15 Apr 2021I mean, I have iPhone, but just the other day I tried my ol... moreWell the Xperia 1 III is IP68 waterproof but it has both a headphone jack and a SD card slot.

  • User

E-Sim option has been available in India for quite some time now but i would prefer having 2 physical slots for my Sim Cards, its a big pain to go to the nearest provider office and have the sim activated every time.

  • EsimUser

I've been using an E-sim since April last year, here in EU in France. Orange gives me 5 free monthly e-sim activations, any subsequent are a couple of euros. When I go from my iPhone to Pixel, it's just a couple of minutes and it's all set and the old phone gets deactivated automatically. Haven't had any issues with that so far. When my old Pixel broke, I just fired up my iPhone and had it all set up within a couple of minutes using QR code. I could do it manually as well. No biggie.

Anonymous, 15 Apr 2021I mean, I have iPhone, but just the other day I tried my ol... moreHence why GoogleFi did it right. Since it's tied to your Google account, it's an easy switch. Carriers are going to have to figure out an easier way to pull it off; especially if you have to switch phones unexpectedly.

Anonymous, 15 Apr 2021I mean, I have iPhone, but just the other day I tried my ol... moreWell Said!!

  • TheArtist

I frequently switch phones, mostly within 3 months and I never had a phone with eSim option and I would never want one anyway. I like my sim cards to remain physical so I can just pop them out when I sell my phone or give my phone to the service center. I too hope the eSim becomes a failure. Batteries are already non user replaceable for a normal user like me bcoz I can't/don't have access to genuine parts or the know how to get the job done.

  • Anonymous

kek, 15 Apr 2021You have to do the latter, I believe. It sucks big time, an... moreI mean, I have iPhone, but just the other day I tried my old-ish Huawei Android that I had in drawer and I just swapped the SIMs. If this meant I had to send a request to do this or worse, if your phone dies or gets damaged and you need new one this moment, you can't even buy new one and replace it this instant. Makes you wonder why they are pushing this thing. There is really nothing beneficial to the user with it. And whole water resistance thing is just so absurdly overhyped. I rather have phone that can get damaged by water than being forced to have a portless phone. And it seems everything is going in that direction. Including SIM cards.

  • kek

Anonymous, 15 Apr 2021How does one switch phones then if you can't physicall... moreYou have to do the latter, I believe. It sucks big time, and I really hope eSim dies.

  • Anonymous

How does one switch phones then if you can't physically move the SIM to new phone? You can transfer it via NFC yourself between old and new phone or do you have to get to your mobile service provider to transplant it? If the later, it's a pretty dumb solution quite frankly.