They won't even let me switch to eSIM as I'm on Pay As You Go, sounds like I may have been saved a headache though.Too true, I recently had a message from EE here in the UK my ESim was ready to download. Did this and it made my normal sim card unusable. Was unable to make/ receive a call or text Contacted support via land line and they couldn't fix it. Had to wait for a new sim . Totally unacceptable.
The Nexus 5X requires a physical SIM card. Carriers advertising a reprogrammable SIM card as an eSIM aren't being 100% honest.2019? What are you talking about? I've been using exclusively eSIM since I got my Nexus 5X. It's been around since way before 2019.
Yeah ATT here in the US is a pain to switch between devices so I went back to regular sim cardIn my country all carriers are pushing eSIM very hard. And some giving eSIM only discount but the problem is that if I switched a phone I have to buy a new eSIM, as one eSIM QR CODE is valid for one mobile only. Untill there's a way to easily transfer eSIM from one mobile to another I'm sticking with Physical SIM.
100%. Unfortunately I did get the 14 Pro Max. Converted the pSIM from my iPhone 13 to eSIM, then transferred the eSIM to the 14. I did NOT do further research as to how easily it would be to transfer that iPhone eSIM to another non-iPhone smartphone. Suffice to say, NOT even easy b/c it's NOT possible. I'd have to contact the carrier. Truly reminds me of the Verizon & Sprint SIM Provisioning era. I just stopped paying my prepaid carrier and deleted the eSIM profile. Now, I know I'm NOT the mainstream user that the carriers are targeting. In the end though, IMHO, this takes away control from the end user. The ease of popping the pSIM & inserting into another phone is kaput, more control for the carriers. My last iPhone of course, lesson learned.I'm not interested in a phone without a physical sim. I will use the pixel 7 for 5+years before I switch to an esim only phone and at that point I will go with a different company or get the last used phone with a physical sim. This means I likely can continue using a phone with a physical sim for almost a decade at least in the worst case scenario.
I recently tried out an apple device and went with a iPhone 13 due to the hassle esim causes. My physical sim takes literally 10 seconds to swap.
I lived through the sprint CDMA days and will never go back to allowing the carrier that much control over the phone I want to use.