eSIM vs SIM

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Is anyone using eSIM or converted regular SIM to eSIM? are you happy with eSIM so far?

if i have both eSIM and regular SIM in my S24U
1. which mobile data will it use (eSIM or SIM) ?
2. how to restrict SIM only to text messages?
3. is it easy to convert eSIM back to regular SIM?

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I'm using esim no issues to report, if your in the US and have an esim and sim installed u can only use one at a time
 

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I'm using esim no issues to report, if your in the US and have an esim and sim installed u can only use one at a time
so basically you can assign Calls/Message/Mobile Data to either eSIM/SIM in the US. so, other countries outside of US, can use both at a time? if so, do you happen to know which countries?
 
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so basically you can assign Calls/Message/Mobile Data to either eSIM/SIM in the US. so, other countries outside of US, can use both at a time? if so, do you happen to know which countries?
The UK is definitely one. I'm sure a lot more anyone international can chime in.
 
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The UK is definitely one. I'm sure a lot more anyone international can chime in.
if i wish to convert SIM to eSIM in my S24U without needing to call my provider

i can just go to settings -> connections -> SIM manager -> SIM1 , then tap on 'convert to eSIM', correct?
 

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if i wish to convert SIM to eSIM in my S24U without needing to call my provider

i can just go to settings -> connections -> SIM manager -> SIM1 , then tap on 'convert to eSIM', correct?
I experienced a problem in so much, the transfer failed and killed my sim card. EE replaced the sim but they also warned of the pitfalls changing to E sim.
 

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I know there are people with positive eSIM experiences, and there are also those with very negative eSIM experiences! I am still using pSIM and will continue to do so until eSIM is foolproof...if that ever happens. I have yet to see any truly compelling reason to go with eSIM. A pSIM has always worked for the last 10 or more years! If I decide to get a new phone all I have to do is pop the SIM out of one and into the other and voila I am using my new phone! The use of eSIM has still not reached this level of easy swapping! It's getting closer...but not quite yet!
 

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I know there are people with positive eSIM experiences, and there are also those with very negative eSIM experiences! I am still using pSIM and will continue to do so until eSIM is foolproof...if that ever happens. I have yet to see any truly compelling reason to go with eSIM. A pSIM has always worked for the last 10 or more years! If I decide to get a new phone all I have to do is pop the SIM out of one and into the other and voila I am using my new phone! The use of eSIM has still not reached this level of easy swapping! It's getting closer...but not quite yet!
I've had perfect luck with eSIMs for the past couple of years. surprisingly, when I was transferring all of my data from my S22U to my S24U, the eSIM seamlessly transferred and I didn't skip a beat. that, I'll tell you, was quite startling. so, knock on wood (I'm rapping my head now).
 

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My daughter had no problems using an eSIM while in France last year, and in Costa Rica this past spring. Granted she has the S22, but that really doesn't matter much.

The US carriers have gotten a lot better at supporting and provisioning eSIMs. The biggest hurdle was technical on the backend. The past couple of years, they seem to have fixed most of their problems. Not being able to use a physical SIM and eSIM simultaneously sounds more like a technical backend issue with US carriers. I don't think there would be much of a cost issue supporting two SIMs simultaneously.
 

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Depends on your carrier like TMO is easy and Att is not , also what device your coming from
hi @mustang7757,

i want to give you some updates after converting SIM to eSIM. i have T-Mobile in San Francisco, CA

1. convert to eSIM using S24U only took 1 minute or less
2. i have both eSIM and SIM1 selected
3. i can receive TEXT on both eSIM and SIM1
4. i can call on both eSIM and SIM1

hope this helps others who are in the US and planning to convert to eSIM and also have a physical SIM1
 

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Glad you figured it out, saves me some typing lol.
The only issue you may run into is converting esim back to physical if needed. It's not hard but you can't do it yourself.

With T-Mobile go in store for the SIM, do not do it via chat. Next find a location where they won't charge you. Some 1st and 3rd party stores will charge a fee for the SIM while others won't.
 
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hi @mustang7757,

i want to give you some updates after converting SIM to eSIM. i have T-Mobile in San Francisco, CA

1. convert to eSIM using S24U only took 1 minute or less
2. i have both eSIM and SIM1 selected
3. i can receive TEXT on both eSIM and SIM1
4. i can call on both eSIM and SIM1

hope this helps others who are in the US and planning to convert to eSIM and also have a physical SIM1
Awesome
You can have a esim and sim with 2 different numbers but can only use one at a time where as international can use both the same time
 
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Awesome
You can have a esim and sim with 2 different numbers but can only use one at a time where as international can use both the same time
right now, primary SIM = eSIM

1. i confirm i can call/text from either eSIM and SIM1 in the US.
2. also it gives me the option for 'DATA switching' - use your secondary SIM for mobile data if your primary eSIM can't connect.

that said, looks like we can use both in the US after all which is GREAT.
 

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right now, primary SIM = eSIM

1. i confirm i can call/text from either eSIM and SIM1 in the US.
2. also it gives me the option for 'DATA switching' - use your secondary SIM for mobile data if your primary eSIM can't connect.

that said, looks like we can use both in the US after all which is GREAT.
Great
 
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Not exactly on topic, but speaking of eSIM and how much I miss the physical SIM. I was actually able to switch from my Android phone to my iPhone without needing support assistance. I mention this because AT&T's BYOD web portal(?) works well the other way (iPhone to Android), but this last time it worked for Android to iPhone too. A pleasant surprise. Switched back to my S24 anyways.
 
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