1. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    You can... Add a line on an existing plan, supplying your own equipment is about $10-$15.
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    10-04-2018 10:12 AM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    So if you have an AT&T phone or VzW phone and you want to enable the eSIM on the same carrier on your current account you could probably add it for $10-$15. It would be more to add data though.
    10-04-2018 10:13 AM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    LOL, so you're saying that carriers are not going to charge for a second number?.LOL
    They will.
    If you have AT&T and get a second line with Verizon, they will both charge you fully.

    I don’t know what a second line with the same carrier will do, the US carriers are different than in the Netherlands.
    Here T-Mobile will charge you for 2 accounts and give you discount because both accounts are on the same address.
    10-04-2018 10:42 AM
  4. Spencerdl's Avatar
    They will.
    If you have AT&T and get a second line with Verizon, they will both charge you fully.

    I don’t know what a second line with the same carrier will do, the US carriers are different than in the Netherlands.
    Here T-Mobile will charge you for 2 accounts and give you discount because both accounts are on the same address.
    But you said and I quote "I don’t agree with you. We shall see. I will be correct." concerning carriers charging for the second sim. Now you have had a change of heart..Give me that 7 plus so I can sell it...LOL
    10-04-2018 10:48 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    But you said and I quote "I don’t agree with you. We shall see. I will be correct." concerning carriers charging for the second sim. Now you have had a change of heart..Give me that 7 plus so I can sell it...LOL
    Because I misunderstood what you meant.
    Just forget about eSim and regular SIM.
    Having two lines will be the same as if you’re having two telephones.

    Carriers should not charge extra for eSim. They should treat it the same as if it was a conventional SIM Card.

    My apologies for the misunderstanding.

    I still want your Xs Max though.
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    10-04-2018 10:51 AM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Because I misunderstood what you meant.
    Just forget about eSim and regular SIM.
    Having two lines will be the same as if you’re having two telephones.

    Carriers should not charge extra for eSim. They should treat it the same as if it was a conventional SIM Card.

    My apologies for the misunderstanding.

    I still want your Xs Max though.
    Not a chance ...LOL
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    10-04-2018 11:08 AM
  7. mogelijk's Avatar
    Oh I understand the concept. But do you think AT&T will give you a $10 (estimating) for a eSim number and your main account is with Verizon...nope not going to happen. That would not make any business sense, but once again we shall see.
    I don't think anyone is claiming AT&T will give you a line for $10 if Verizon is your main carrier. What someone suggested is that AT&T might give you a discounted line, for voice and text only (no data), if AT&T is your main provider. Of course, there is always the option of using an AT&T MVNO, that may well only charge $10 or $15 for a voice line.

    I don't believe most people want dual SIM using two lines on the same account. The two main uses, at least that I see, are 1) for people that carry two phones, a work and a personal line or 2) people who need coverage in areas their primary carrier doesn't cover well, so run a second SIM from another carrier that gives them coverage in that area.
    10-04-2018 02:03 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I don't think anyone is claiming AT&T will give you a line for $10 if Verizon is your main carrier. What someone suggested is that AT&T might give you a discounted line, for voice and text only (no data), if AT&T is your main provider. Of course, there is always the option of using an AT&T MVNO, that may well only charge $10 or $15 for a voice line.

    I don't believe most people want dual SIM using two lines on the same account. The two main uses, at least that I see, are 1) for people that carry two phones, a work and a personal line or 2) people who need coverage in areas their primary carrier doesn't cover well, so run a second SIM from another carrier that gives them coverage in that area.
    I was just using that (AT&T) as an example. I was more or less thinking that if you did use another carrier with eSim you would probably have to have some kind of full coverage and not a phone only like plan.
    There will only be three carriers at fist that will allow dual sim (Verizon, TMO & AT&T) and in my opinion most people want two line for business and personal also but not necessarily due to coverage but because they want to separate business from personal. The big three has basically the same coverage in most areas to be honest...and of course to alleviate caring two devices.
    10-04-2018 02:18 PM
  9. mogelijk's Avatar
    I was just using that (AT&T) as an example. I was more or less thinking that if you did use another carrier with eSim you would probably have to have some kind of full coverage and not a phone only like plan.
    There will only be three carriers at fist that will allow dual sim (Verizon, TMO & AT&T) and in my opinion most people want two line for business and personal also but not necessarily due to coverage but because they want to separate business from personal. The big three has basically the same coverage in most areas to be honest...and of course to alleviate caring two devices.
    I wasn't meaning to suggest a person with a work line would want a separate line for coverage (short of possibly if they frequently spend time overseas for work) -- that was meant as two separate reasons why people might want the dual SIM capability. I understand, for most, the idea is to have a work and a personal line, and it makes it far easier if you can have both lines in the same phone.

    As for the coverage aspect, each carrier has its own areas with poor coverage. To keep using AT&T for example, they have almost no native coverage in Nebraska -- so someone who lives in Kansas but maybe frequently visits family in Nebraska might find it worthwhile to have a limited plan on another carrier, so they aren't frequently using all their roaming, and running out, while in Nebraska visiting.
    10-04-2018 02:27 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I wasn't meaning to suggest a person with a work line would want a separate line for coverage (short of possibly if they frequently spend time overseas for work) -- that was meant as two separate reasons why people might want the dual SIM capability. I understand, for most, the idea is to have a work and a personal line, and it makes it far easier if you can have both lines in the same phone.

    As for the coverage aspect, each carrier has its own areas with poor coverage. To keep using AT&T for example, they have almost no native coverage in Nebraska -- so someone who lives in Kansas but maybe frequently visits family in Nebraska might find it worthwhile to have a limited plan on another carrier, so they aren't frequently using all their roaming, and running out, while in Nebraska visiting.
    Yeah, there could be multiple reasons for a second line with different carriers. The Apple Tech also told me that eSim has to be on a GSM network. Of course everything is subject to change.
    10-04-2018 02:44 PM
  11. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I am getting a second line from a different carrier so I have better data coverage. VzW has fast speeds, but AT&T has better building penetration.

    With both I will have better coverage all around. The phone number from AT&T won’t be used for much.
    10-05-2018 10:26 AM
  12. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I am getting a second line from a different carrier so I have better data coverage. VzW has fast speeds, but AT&T has better building penetration.

    With both I will have better coverage all around. The phone number from AT&T won’t be used for much.
    Interesting. In my area AT&T isn't good at all especially with building penetration and overall service. Even TMO is better than AT&T in my area. Verizon is the best all around carrier except for pricing.
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    10-05-2018 10:44 AM
  13. strikeIII's Avatar
    My AT&T rep is going to get me on a pilot to test eSIM functionality. As soon as I am set up I can test and verify

    As a side note, if you want to have more than one carrier on a device it needs to be unlocked.

    I will have a physical SIM through VzW and the eSIM through AT&T since the VzW devices are still unlocked.
    Were you able to get on a pilot group through your AT&T rep? My rep returns from vacation on Monday and I'm going to reach out to see if this is possible for me.
    10-10-2018 04:25 PM
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