1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    1. eSIM
    2. Physical SIM
    3. Both (2 phone numbers)
    10-20-2021 09:22 PM
  2. turbochgd's Avatar
    Physical SIM. I purchased mine from Best Buy and as far as I can tell they sell them only with physical SIM’s. The 13’s from Apple are using the eSIM.
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    10-21-2021 02:23 AM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    eSIM. That's the way it came. It doesn't matter to me either way.
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    10-21-2021 06:03 AM
  4. C6TX6's Avatar
    Both.
    Verizon esim
    Tmobile nano sim which is probably 4 years old now.
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    10-21-2021 07:02 AM
  5. DEman19901's Avatar
    eSim for now but am going back to physical Sim. Tried eSim but don't like it. eSim is great if you only use one phone.
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    10-21-2021 10:30 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    eSim for now but am going back to physical Sim. Tried eSim but don't like it. eSim is great if you only use one phone.
    What is it about the eSIM you don’t like other than the one phone thing?
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    10-21-2021 10:41 AM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    1. eSIM
    2. Physical SIM
    3. Both (2 phone numbers)
    What is a Physical SIM

    21 years on the Sprint Network but now fully on T-Mobile I never delt with Sims of any type. Got my 13 Pro Max and it’s the first time ever opening the Sim Tray

    Questions:
    Do we have dual sims on our 13s?

    Two phone sim situation?
    10-21-2021 11:25 AM
  8. DEman19901's Avatar
    What is it about the eSIM you don’t like other than the one phone thing?
    With a physical Sim it only takes me a few seconds to swap phones. Using an eSim I would have to contact the carrier daily.I swap phones daily, sometimes more than once a day. I use Android an iPhone.
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    10-21-2021 11:36 AM
  9. o4liberty's Avatar
    Physical sim all the time never a problem.
    aximtreo likes this.
    10-21-2021 11:42 AM
  10. Dgray2712's Avatar
    eSIM. That’s how it came from the Apple Store.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-21-2021 04:46 PM
  11. Dgray2712's Avatar
    What is a Physical SIM

    21 years on the Sprint Network but now fully on T-Mobile I never delt with Sims of any type. Got my 13 Pro Max and it’s the first time ever opening the Sim Tray

    Questions:
    Do we have dual sims on our 13s?

    Two phone sim situation?
    A chip that kind of looks like an SD card. It has your network information on it. AT&T and T-Mobile have been using them for years. Verizon started when they went to LTE. When you got a new phone, you just moved your SIM to the new phone, and off you go. Carriers have been working on eSIM for a while. It would allow you to have a physical and eSIM on the same device, so you could have 2 numbers.
    kataran likes this.
    10-21-2021 04:51 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Physical sim and an eSIM the way I’ve been using it since the XS first showed up with the dual-sim feature.
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    10-21-2021 05:49 PM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    A chip that kind of looks like an SD card. It has your network information on it. AT&T and T-Mobile have been using them for years. Verizon started when they went to LTE. When you got a new phone, you just moved your SIM to the new phone, and off you go. Carriers have been working on eSIM for a while. It would allow you to have a physical and eSIM on the same device, so you could have 2 numbers.
    Ok so I’m assuming I have a physical Sim as I just switched it from my old device to my 13

    How do I get an eSim for another line on my phone?
    10-21-2021 07:01 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Ok so I’m assuming I have a physical Sim as I just switched it from my old device to my 13

    How do I get an eSim for another line on my phone?
    How to set up an eSIM
    If you purchased an iPhone 13 model from an Apple Retail Store or Apple Online Store in the United States, your iPhone won't arrive with a SIM card installed. To activate your iPhone, turn it on, connect to a Wi-Fi network, and follow the onscreen instructions.
    Otherwise, if you do need to set up an eSIM, you can scan the QR code your carrier gave you, use your carrier's iPhone app, install an assigned plan, enter the information manually, or transfer an eSIM from your previous iPhone:

    Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212780
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    10-21-2021 08:39 PM
  15. scruffypig's Avatar
    How to set up an eSIM
    If you purchased an iPhone 13 model from an Apple Retail Store or Apple Online Store in the United States, your iPhone won't arrive with a SIM card installed. To activate your iPhone, turn it on, connect to a Wi-Fi network, and follow the onscreen instructions.
    Otherwise, if you do need to set up an eSIM, you can scan the QR code your carrier gave you, use your carrier's iPhone app, install an assigned plan, enter the information manually, or transfer an eSIM from your previous iPhone:

    Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212780
    Exactly this. I bought my I iPhone 13 Pro carrier free directly from Apple. When I set up iPhone 13 Pro, it asked me if I wanted to port over my eSIM from my iPhone 12 Pro. Easy peasy.
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    10-22-2021 07:29 AM
  16. DEman19901's Avatar
    Exactly this. I bought my I iPhone 13 Pro carrier free directly from Apple. When I set up iPhone 13 Pro, it asked me if I wanted to port over my eSIM from my iPhone 12 Pro. Easy peasy.
    Carrier free is the only way that makes sense buying an iPhone. It baffles me why people continue to purchase phones through carriers.
    C6TX6 likes this.
    10-22-2021 10:00 PM
  17. sheba510's Avatar
    Physical SIM on T-Mobile. I have 2 phone lines and I want the option of switching SIMs.
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    10-23-2021 05:46 AM
  18. KCox2021's Avatar
    Physical sim. Bought my13 from Apple and used my existing Sim from my 12 Pro.
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    10-23-2021 06:20 AM
  19. scruffypig's Avatar
    Carrier free is the only way that makes sense buying an iPhone. It baffles me why people continue to purchase phones through carriers.
    I could have traded in my iPhone 12Pro with my carrier for the 13Pro”for free” I still would have had to lay down the cost of the iPhone 13Pro, but I would have received $1000 bill credit, so technically not paying anything but, I’d be on contract for 3 years.

    It looks good on paper, but buying from Apple, Apple gave me a trade in refund of $640 for my iPhone 12Pro. $640 applied to the purchase of of my 13Pro and I am not on contract.

    Buying directly from Apple, I could also choose the carrier version and get the same deal and not be on contract. My 13Pro would deliver from Apple set up and ready to go. Technically I could just power off old phone and power on new phone and done. Either way, Apple makes it pretty easy peasy.
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    10-23-2021 10:52 AM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    Carrier free is the only way that makes sense buying an iPhone. It baffles me why people continue to purchase phones through carriers.
    I almost did with the 13 Pro. I didn't care about the trade in, and would have just paid full price, but I do keep my old phone (in this case, a X) as a backup and with a physical SIM I would have been able to take the SIM out and put it in my old phone. However, if something happens to my phone now and I need to use the X I'll just go to a store to get a new SIM activated.

    Also the truth was that I never needed to use my backup phone the whole time that I had my X so it really is fine to have an eSIM.
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    10-23-2021 11:40 AM
  21. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Physical SIM. I purchased mine from Best Buy and as far as I can tell they sell them only with physical SIM’s. The 13’s from Apple are using the eSIM.
    eSIMs are built-in, so Best Buy’s iPhones also have them
    turbochgd likes this.
    10-27-2021 03:24 PM
  22. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Exactly this. I bought my I iPhone 13 Pro carrier free directly from Apple. When I set up iPhone 13 Pro, it asked me if I wanted to port over my eSIM from my iPhone 12 Pro. Easy peasy.
    Oh, that’s a great feature! It was a real pain in the butt going from the 11 to the 12 with an eSIM (going to my carrier and dealing with a rep who had no clue how eSIMs work).
    10-27-2021 03:27 PM
  23. doogald's Avatar
    Oh, that’s a great feature! It was a real pain in the butt going from the 11 to the 12 with an eSIM (going to my carrier and dealing with a rep who had no clue how eSIMs work).
    It was a piece of cake going from a physical SIM on the iPhone X to an eSIM on 13 Pro for me. As long as you followed Verizon's instructions, of course (which is basically turn off Find My on the old phone, turn off the old phone, start the new phone, start a manual set up until it activates. Then it will come to a step that allows you to use Quick Start, restore from backup. etc., when you can turn on the old phone and use Quick Start if you wish.)
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    10-27-2021 04:30 PM
  24. turbochgd's Avatar
    eSIMs are built-in, so Best Buy’s iPhones also have them
    I see it now. Did not realize this. It came with an external SIM so I just popped it in and activated. Thanks!
    10-27-2021 06:09 PM
  25. mrluky60's Avatar
    Carrier free is the only way that makes sense buying an iPhone. It baffles me why people continue to purchase phones through carriers.
    My thoughts exactly
    10-29-2021 11:29 PM

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