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Occasional Contributor d_mck
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Dual Sim for iPhone XS

Can someone tell me why we can't use dual sim on these new phones? 

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Re: Dual Sim for iPhone XS

Because one is the standard nano sim and the other is e-sim.

 

Carriers will use the nano sim just like every other phone, from my reading only 10 providers in the world actually support e-sims (outside of the number share functionality for apple watch).


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Occasional Contributor d_mck
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Re: Dual Sim for iPhone XS

Telstra have comfirmed with me that there is an Telsta run update that will enable the feature.

Will Optus be doing the same?

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Re: Dual Sim for iPhone XS

Hard to say if they will, but seeing that the device has a nano sim physical slot like every other phone i dont see a need as such.

 

The service is still being delivered and your free to find a secondary provider that accepts esims.

 

Esims add a further layer of complexity that has to be infegrated into a carriers network and this comes at a cost which would be passed down to the end users.


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Re: Dual Sim for iPhone XS

So are you saying that Optus wouldn't be blocking the eSim at all & then just add another number through numbershare?

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Re: Dual Sim for iPhone XS

How would optus block the esim - thats tied to the device.

Optus would provide you a nanosim in order to use the service. 

 

In the future when systems are upgraded then we will see esims being used. 

 

Had a look on Telstras facebook page and some of the questions asked by their customers about esims in new iphones are met with "dont have any information about it and asks you to register interest"


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Re: Dual Sim for iPhone XS

Just confirmed with Optus that I can have my personal number requested for numbershare to use in the eSim & the business number I'll just use the nano sim for business number, it will be a godsend..

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Re: Dual Sim for iPhone XS

And they probixed up with esim for apple watch. 

 

As per

http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile/phones/iphone/iphone-xs?SID=con:home:afeat:1:sep18Smiley Tongueostmob:iphone:...

 

Optus does not offer dual SIM capabilities.


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Re: Dual Sim for iPhone XS

So what do you believe? Can anyone confirm this further?

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Re: Dual Sim for iPhone XS

@Dan_C perhaps if your awake you could check with someone at Optus


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