e-sims or sims card

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Just wondering if the phone will be coming with a sims card from att? or Will they be pushing esims? I hate to get mine and find I will have to drive to another town just to get a sims card.
 

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I don't think they are pushing to esim yet but if they don't supply a sim card just use your existing one as you know they are putting less and less stuff in the box to save the planet :))
 

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So far as I know, only Iphones are strictly esim. So if AT&T is "pushing" customers to esim. I'm sure you can refuse and get a regular sim card. But if everyone follows Apple's lead. Then maybe in the future, all devices will be esim only.
 

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I don't think they are pushing to esim yet but if they don't supply a sim card just use your existing one as you know they are putting less and less stuff in the box to save the planet :))

My wife's S23+ came Friday and no sim card and email came pushing esim. Lol, was unable to setup though so used sim from current phone. Had to have EID and rep was saying to go to about phone.....considering ESIM setup is at beginning of wizard, wasn't possible.
 

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From Email.

Let’s set up the eSIM on your new device
Once you receive your phone, it just takes a few more steps to get you on our network.
To get started:
1. Turn on your new device
2. Connect to WiFi
3. Follow the on device prompts or check out our eSIM Setup Guide for more details.

eSIM Setup Guide


NOTE: If you received a physical SIM card in-store, just insert it into your device and you’re done!
 

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My s23U will be delivered tomorrow. I have the physical sim for my current S22U that I can put in it. What do you guys recommend? Use the physical sim from the old phone or set up ESIM? I don't know if there's any certain advantage/disadvantage. We may do some mild international traveling in a year from now. But anytime we call or video chat it would be with Wi-Fi.
 

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My s23U will be delivered tomorrow. I have the physical sim for my current S22U that I can put in it. What do you guys recommend? Use the physical sim from the old phone or set up ESIM? I don't know if there's any certain advantage/disadvantage. We may do some mild international traveling in a year from now. But anytime we call or video chat it would be with Wi-Fi.

Honestly, I am not sure of the advantages. If you need 2 lines, then convert, if not, then convert if you want, but not NEEDED.

I converted since it gives me the option to maybe get another line to use as a Business Line, but in all honesty, really up to you.

Oh, I guess it will depends on carrier too? I know with T-Mobile, the process was so freaking easy, I just did it.
 

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Lol, feel stupid...it was on box, just not bottom. Oh well, like you said my ESIM set up on t-mobile was a breeze. Chat rep gave me barcode to scan and done in minutes. Thanks!
Next time setting>about phone>status

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I'm currently using the iPhone 14 Pro as my main phone, but I did call T-Mobile last week about my esim. I asked how hard was it to use my S22 Ultra with esim since I'm using the iPhone which is only esim and the guy said it was a easy switch over. It's under connections, sim manager, then add esim. Iphone it's under cellular then delete esim. Pretty simple and easy. Has anyone tried this yet? I may go back to my S22 Ultra next month to use this phone again.
 

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I am holding out switching to esim. I like the convenience of just being able to swap my SIM cards without having to use an app or contact customer service.
 

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I am holding out switching to esim. I like the convenience of just being able to swap my SIM cards without having to use an app or contact customer service.

Yea, to download firmware/main system updates I have to pull my SIM out and put it into an old phone and create a hotspot because for some strange reason there's a phobia with downloading firmware/main system updates over mobile data on top tier unlimited plans. So if I can't quickly swap SIMs and create a hotspot on another device, no system updates for me.
 

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