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ChristineY wrote: what's the e-sim issue? Does S21 ultra support two SIM card?
It has the hardware, but they won't enable the esim in North America (since at least s20). They did push out an update for a few users on Verizon, but no bueno for everyone else including the unlocked versions brought directly from them. Surprisingly they constantly cite the network operators in North America as the problem, but that hasn't stopped Apple or Google from doing the same on their phones. It so much more convenient especially if you are traveling, to just download an esim from somewhere like Airalo. But Samsung being Samsung wants to toot their own horn.
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whizzzkid wrote: It has the hardware, but they won't enable the esim in North America (since at least s20). They did push out an update for a few users on Verizon, but no bueno for everyone else including the unlocked versions brought directly from them. Surprisingly they constantly cite the network operators in North America as the problem, but that hasn't stopped Apple or Google from doing the same on their phones. It so much more convenient especially if you are traveling, to just download an esim from somewhere like Airalo. But Samsung being Samsung wants to toot their own horn.
so if samsung enables eSim, the phone becomes DUAL standby sim or u can only use ONE at a time? tia
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mikka2017 wrote: so if samsung enables eSim, the phone becomes DUAL standby sim or u can only use ONE at a time? tia
iPhones and pixels become dual sim dual standby, last I remember Samsung enables only one, because the handset only ships with one IMEI number, which means it cannot become dual sim.
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