1. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Looks like Verizon is starting to offer eSIM activations for the XS and XS Max phone today. I called in and had mine activated.

    The rep at first tried to tell me it still wasn’t available yet but I kept reiterating the it’s been reported on multiple tech websites that a leaked Verizon memo stated that activations will begin on 12/7/2018 and to make sure staff are trained on how to do the activations. He was finally able to find the info in the system and we started the process.

    After about 15 min, I was up and running with Verizon on my eSIM and T-Mobile as the primary physical SIM.

    I am now very happy I can finally carry one phone with me instead of two
    Last edited by TheRewardisCheese; 12-07-2018 at 01:22 PM.
    joemd60, Just_Me_D and libra89 like this.
    12-07-2018 12:22 PM
  2. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    12-07-2018 12:23 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That’s great news. Thank you for the heads-up!...
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    12-07-2018 01:36 PM
  4. swarlos's Avatar
    Is prepaid available for the esim option?
    12-07-2018 01:46 PM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Yep my iPhone Xs Max is now on VzW and AT&T.
    12-07-2018 03:39 PM
  6. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Is prepaid available for the esim option?
    Not sure if Verizon prepaid is eligible but don’t see why it wouldn’t be necessarily.

    Best bet would be to call their prepaid dept and ask.
    12-07-2018 04:52 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Does the eSIM number register on iMessage?
    12-07-2018 05:34 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Very nice!! I’d love to check out this feature, but I kind of like my X better than my XS* Maybe one day
    12-07-2018 09:57 PM
  9. steveh552's Avatar
    Is this something on all of the xs max?

    Bought mine at T-Mobile
    12-07-2018 10:27 PM
  10. mogelijk's Avatar
    Is this something on all of the xs max?

    Bought mine at T-Mobile
    Yes, it is something that can be done on any XS Max, though your phone does need to be carrier unlocked to mix with a SIM from another carrier. The issue is that T-Mobile does not yet support eSIM, though they are rolling out an app now to their employees as a beta test that allows it. The next issue, apparently the app currently only works on T-Mobile prepaid -- it won't move a postpaid account to the eSIM. Hopefully this will change when the app is officially released, or shortly after.
    12-08-2018 12:35 AM
  11. blaine07's Avatar
    Yes, it is something that can be done on any XS Max, though your phone does need to be carrier unlocked to mix with a SIM from another carrier. The issue is that T-Mobile does not yet support eSIM, though they are rolling out an app now to their employees as a beta test that allows it. The next issue, apparently the app currently only works on T-Mobile prepaid -- it won't move a postpaid account to the eSIM. Hopefully this will change when the app is officially released, or shortly after.
    It can work for Tmo Postpaid

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    12-08-2018 01:29 AM
  12. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Does the eSIM number register on iMessage?
    Here is a screenshot from the Messages settings in Settings. You can choose either Primary or Secondary as your iMessage number but looks like not both simultaneously. If I am wrong on this, someone please correct me.

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    12-08-2018 01:37 AM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot from the Messages settings in Settings. You can choose either Primary or Secondary as your iMessage number but looks like not both simultaneously. If I am wrong on this, someone please correct me.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6f476f7e3f.jpg
    If you were to switch iMessage to your secondary line does your main line still show up in the list of your addresses of “send & receive” though?
    12-08-2018 12:12 PM
  14. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    If you were to switch iMessage to your secondary line does your main line still show up in the list of your addresses of “send & receive” though?
    It looks like only one number can be active in iMessages in the Send and Receive section.

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    12-08-2018 02:17 PM
  15. strikeIII's Avatar
    Got mine setup with my two AT&T lines. They pretty much had no clue how to do it or how it really works. We all had to figure it out together. Lol. But yeah kinda sucks that only one line can utilize iMessage.
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    12-08-2018 02:38 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Got mine setup with my two AT&T lines. They pretty much had no clue how to do it or how it really works. We all had to figure it out together. Lol.
    At least you both acquired the knowledge to help others who may be tempted to use eSIM along with a traditional SIM.
    12-08-2018 02:40 PM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It looks like only one number can be active in iMessages in the Send and Receive section.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...00119f2ea7.jpg
    Thanks for checking.
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    12-08-2018 02:41 PM
  18. strikeIII's Avatar
    At least you both acquired the knowledge to help others who may be tempted to use eSIM along with a traditional SIM.
    Yeah, not sure how Verizon does it but at first I tried to do it myself but it turns out you need an actual physical eSIM card so I had to go to the AT&T store and the first store I went to had no clue and didn't have the eSIM cards and said I'm better off going to their main flagship store. They scan your eSIM card to your account and your good to go. There's a way to do it yourself if you obtain an eSIM by going into Settings - Cellular - Add Cellular Plan then scan the eSIM and go through the setup process.
    12-08-2018 02:46 PM
  19. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Yeah, not sure how Verizon does it but at first I tried to do it myself but it turns out you need an actual physical eSIM card so I had to go to the AT&T store and the first store I went to had no clue and didn't have the eSIM cards and said I'm better off going to their main flagship store. They scan your eSIM card to your account and your good to go. There's a way to do it yourself if you obtain an eSIM by going into Settings - Cellular - Add Cellular Plan then scan the eSIM and go through the setup process.
    For over the phone with customer service activation, Verizon first has you provide the digital IMEI number to them, the do some provisioning on your account, then email you a QR code for you to scan with the iPhone. You go into the settings menu and then to Cellular and from there there is an option to add cellular plan and that is where you will scan the QR code to activate it.

    It’s fairly simple and took about 15 min for me once the rep found the procedure for eSIM activation.
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    12-08-2018 03:10 PM
  20. strikeIII's Avatar
    For over the phone with customer service activation, Verizon first has you provide the digital IMEI number to them, the do some provisioning on your account, then email you a QR code for you to scan with the iPhone. You go into the settings menu and then to Cellular and from there there is an option to add cellular plan and that is where you will scan the QR code to activate it.

    It’s fairly simple and took about 15 min for me once the rep found the procedure for eSIM activation.
    Nice seems like an easier process than AT&T.
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    12-08-2018 03:18 PM
  21. strikeIII's Avatar
    Also, in case anyone is wondering. I do notice more battery drain since it's constantly pulling from two networks.
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    12-08-2018 04:39 PM
  22. tai4de2's Avatar
    I have two TMobile lines. I moved my main line to eSIM today and have a physical SIM for a spare line in my account in there too.
    12-09-2018 02:48 AM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Also, in case anyone is wondering. I do notice more battery drain since it's constantly pulling from two networks.
    I was wondering about that. Thank you!...
    12-09-2018 07:59 AM
  24. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Today the My Verizon was updated to let you add eSIM service directly from the app.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    12-11-2018 03:10 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    Very cool for those with two lines. At the moment I don't have any need so I am just sticking to the physical Verizon SIM.
    12-11-2018 07:43 PM
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