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).
But what happens if your eSIM reader doesn't work correctly (IME, a pretty common problem)?
For PM, there will be no difference whatsoever. You will still go to a store and buy an eSIM but instead of a piece of plastic, you will get a QR code or a bar code on a card and you will enter that into your phone. The same code will be entered on the self-serve page in exactly the same way as the physical SIM number is entered today.
This all seems much simpler than buying a piece of plastic and sticking it into a carrier which you shove into your device. Plus you can have multiple eSIM's for diferent service providers, different services and different territories. Truly a no-brainer, in my opinion, and I can see no reason for hestitation or concern.
@JaredTCurrently only Bell (Bell, Virgin, Lucky), Rogers (Rogers, Fido) and Freedom support eSIM
Come on folks, this is a tier 3 service. This eSIM thing is bleeding edge. Telus would purposely not roll it out here to ensure Public Mobiles place in the pecking order. I guess I get a chance to say my favorite yet again. This service is best enjoyed for what it is, not what you hope it to be.
According to Apple's website, only Bell will be supporting eSim for now: https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/carriers/bell/bell-canada-esim-iphone-xs/
Just use the physical SIM slot if you want to use an overpriced iPhone XR/S/SMax.
So far, according to the Apple website, only Bell is supporting the eSIM.
Telus and Rogers are selling them. Bell was the first to agree to sell them, and use the eSIM tech in Canada.
From a MobileSyrup article:
"Telus and its sub-brands are looking to add eSIM and dual SIM technology later this year. However, Telus could not provide a specific time frame."
Don't Telus already support the Apple Watch? If so, they must be able to support eSIM.