Hi All, I have an iphone 13. I know public doesn't offer a roaming plan for Europe so I researched on Airalo and am thinking of buying a Europe eSim. It looks pretty straight forward to add an eSim so no questions there. I usually just keep my phone in airplane mode while travelling so this will be new for me. My question is...Does anyone know if I keep roaming on in order for an eSim to work? Since Public doesn't support roaming in Europe, I am thinking it doesn't matter either way regarding charges to my plan back home, but would still like to confirm prior to coming up against any large bills when we get home!
Hopefully my question makes sense. Any other tips on adding an eSim for Europe travel is appreciated as well.
Many thanks, D.
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We used a regional Europe eSIM and it worked really well. I’ve used Airalo and their customer service is great. We left data roaming on and used our cell phone number as the primary one and turned PM data off and the Airalo on. Instructions are really easy to follow.
That is great news, thanks. Did you buy specific to country or the Europe eSim plan? Did you adjust any settings for roaming? Possibly this might all become more clear once I have purchased and downloaded the Europe plan?
@Donna777 I'm no expert by any means, but my understanding is that when you add an esim, you can select which services are used by the esim. So you would change phone and data to the esim and essentially the physical PM SIM is idle in the phone until you return where you would switch services back to the phsyical SIM or just delete the esim.