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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?

Apple yesterday announced that the new iPhones will have an eSIM built into the phone. So I’m wondering whether PM will be able to use the eSIM instead of the physical SIM.

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?


@OKok wrote:

Apple yesterday announced that the new iPhones will have an eSIM built into the phone. So I’m wondering whether PM will be able to use the eSIM instead of the physical SIM.


 https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Phones-Hardware/E-SIM-support/m-p/189166#M14820

 

 

@Jeremy_M wrote:

right now, there is no talks of PM using this technology. If anything changes, I will make sure it's communicated through the Community.

 

JM

 

 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?

I doubt it because Public Mobile doesn't have VoLTE yet.

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?

VoLTE has nothing to do with eSIM.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?

eSIM is on the way and it appears that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. 

 

Devices supporting eSIM will be like devices with multiple SIM's today.  The only difference is that you'll get a bar code or QR code instead of a physical SIM.  From the designer/manufacturer's point of view, there's no need for a tray or trays so devices can be slimmer and less expensive to manufacture.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?

I don't think PM will be supporting esim for the foreseeable future.  The majority of phone manufacturers like Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, and Motorola have not adopted it yet.  Maybe once it becomes standard in all phones then it could be possible for support.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?


@Triguy wrote:

I don't think PM will be supporting esim for the foreseeable future.  The majority of phone manufacturers like Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, and Motorola have not adopted it yet.  Maybe once it becomes standard in all phones then it could be possible for support.


I suppose it depends what you mean by "foreseeable future"!

 

As there are very few operational issues for the carriers, I think they will support eSim as soon as device manufacturers start pushing out devices with that capability. As Apple is often - not always - ahead of the game, I suspect that by 2020, there will be many devices available with eSIM capability.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?


@jimbobs wrote:

@Triguy wrote:

I don't think PM will be supporting esim for the foreseeable future.  The majority of phone manufacturers like Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, and Motorola have not adopted it yet.  Maybe once it becomes standard in all phones then it could be possible for support.


I suppose it depends what you mean by "foreseeable future"!

 

As there are very few operational issues for the carriers, I think they will support eSim as soon as device manufacturers start pushing out devices with that capability. As Apple is often - not always - ahead of the game, I suspect that by 2020, there will be many devices available with eSIM capability.


Oh, forgot to mention that both Samsung and Huawei already use eSIM in their Smartwatches. Lenovo, Microsoft and Google are also supporting it.

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?

YES, PM will 100% support eSIM............    ....................................eventually.

 

When?  Nobody knows, but we have been given no indiciation to expect it any time soon.  However, if eSIM does catch on like wildfire and we end up seeing phones (not watches, but phones) that ship with only eSIM (and zero physical SIM slots), sometime after that if PM hasn't already adopted it, they will be forced to pretty quickly.  Until that point in time, it's anyone's guess.  If I were a betting man, I'd put money on "quite a bit later from now".


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Mayor / Maire

Re: Will PM support the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max’s eSIM capability?


@jimbobs wrote:

eSIM is on the way and it appears that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. 


@jimbobs  So if the manufactures decide to go with eSIM only what happens when the eSIM malfunctions after the phone's warranty has expired. Currently  if there is an issue with my SIM I just need to get a new one ($10.00 fix).

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