Verizon enables eSIM on all 2018 iPhones

Ricky, 07 December 2018

On Wednesday, Apple pushed iOS update 12.1.1 that enabled eSIM support for more carriers around the world. AT&T was the first carrier to offer official support for eSIM on the iPhone and we wondered if Verizon was going to follow soon after. Last month, Verizon had to iron out some issues with the iPhone running on Verizon in a dual SIM configuration.

Today, Verizon support tweeted that customers can begin activating Verizon lines on the iPhone XR, XS or XS Max using the built-in eSIM.

If you’re an existing customer, the process is a little different. According to another tweet in the same thread, existing customers can convert their physical SIM to the built-in eSIM by dialing 611 for technical support on your Verizon line.

The main reason for converting to the eSIM is so that you can use a local SIM wherever you travel to and your main line stays active on the eSIM.

If you do want to change to the eSIM right away, consider that some customer reps may not be aware of the process to free up the SIM slot by activating the eSIM so you might have to be patient while they figure it out.

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  • Bewildered

The Esim remains Verizon so that number is NOT deactivated the physical sim card is as before, you use the local sim card. Dual standby phones only have one transceiver, Dual Active phone have TWO transceivers so in theory you could have 4 call...

Looks like iPhone Dual SIM implementation is really outdated since this is Dual Standby mode, no dual iMessages, no dual apps like App Twins (WhatsApp, FB, Telegram) . Not something worth $750-$1000 considering its various short comings

There could be barcodes scattered in joining points. I really dunno how it will work in the future as each carrier has their OWN ToS. (I Work with Hotmobile for example. And their Support in ESim is via a bardcode (QR specifically) cards that are eit...

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