T-Mobile rumored to launch postpaid eSIM support tomorrow

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T-Mobile first launched eSIM support back in December, but it’s currently only supported on prepaid lines with an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR. New rumors say that that could change tomorrow.

T-Mobile will reportedly offer eSIM support on postpaid lines starting tomorrow, August 28. A Reddit user named AirlineFlyer shared a screenshot of a conversation with a member of T-Mobile’s Executive Social Media team in which they asked about postpaid eSIM support and were told that the feature will be coming tomorrow.

“That is true starting tomorrow postpaid customers with a compatible device can add a secondary postpaid line on a single device or swap out your current SIM with an eSIM,” says the T-Mo support rep.

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Reddit user stephenbolen was also told by a T-Mobile support rep that postpaid eSIM support will roll out tomorrow.

I reached out to T-Mobile to ask if postpaid eSIM support is indeed launching tomorrow but have not yet received a response. If I do hear back, I’ll update this post.

While T-Mobile currently only supports eSIM on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, there are other devices on T-Mo that technically have eSIM but aren’t officially supported. Those include the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a. Since postpaid eSIM support hasn’t be made official by T-Mobile yet, it’s unclear if those Pixels will become officially supported when T-Mobile launches eSIM support, but it is a possibility.

When T-Mobile does roll out postpaid eSIM support, will you sign up for it?

Thanks, Wilson!

Source: Reddit

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  • riverhorse

    If this means yes to trimultaneous dual sim & SD card use, then it’s extremely useful.
    Irregardless, it will likely never come to Metro.

  • David

    I have been using eSim since April of this yr no issues at all

    • riverhorse

      Would you be able to also use another regular sim simultaneously, plus not lose sd card use?

      • JG

        I’m assuming you’ve got a phone whose SIM tray has a spot that can be either used as a second SIM or a SD card… In which case, yeah. The carrier is basically taking a physical SIM card and converting it into a digital file stored on your phone. So you’ll be able to have a physical and eSIM (or even two eSIMs) and leave the other slot open for an SD card.

        As to using them simultaneously, the phone will act as it does if you were to have two physical SIMs in the tray instead.

        There are a few different types of dual SIM capabilities… Single Standby – like the Pixel 2 and 3 – where you can have only one card active at a time.

        Dual Standby – allows both cards to be active at the same time, but you can only have a single card serving for voice, text and data. So if you get too rural and lose T-Mobile data, you’d have to go into settings and switch it to Verizon’s SIM.

        Dual Active – requires extra hardware – but allows for both SIMs to handle voice, text and data at the same time.

        • riverhorse

          Thank you so much for taking the time, much obliged!

  • Christopher Van Zetta

    No. eSim is just another way to carrier lock down phones

    • Albert Orange

      They already lock physical SIM slots… no difference. The difference is the convenience of activating a phone via an app… so you don’t need to acquire a physical SIM.

      • Christopher Van Zetta

        So hackers can swap your number and steal your banking information through 2fa? No thanks!

  • jimmysalg

    I’ve had eSIM since April….love it. I have a prepaid SIM on the regular slot that runs on Verizon network. So when I don’t have T-MO service I still can use my phone.

  • I’m hoping that it can support Pixel 2 as it has the means but not necessarily the permissions.

  • Mike Smith

    Oh this is great news! I was excited by the new lower price for sims but this is even better! And no surprise T-Mo is first.

  • Mike Smith

    I hope they’ll have special pricing for having two lines on one phone.