Where is support for the eSIM?

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DeanLubaki
Connector
I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
Even while you're on a contract in Canada, phones come unlocked so that you can change carriers whenever you want. That applies to eSIM.

I'm not sure what you're referring to by "the difference between unlocked no contract and unlocked with contract"
Jordan2
Resident
Is there anyone that can advise if eSIM is coming to Telus??
toyotoys
Connector
It’s been about 14 months since Apple released the iPhone XS. At this point it’s probably safe to say Telus has no plans to support it. Give your money to another carrier.
Shellguard
Connector
mbp
Advisor

Don't waste your click on the video. Video summary: You need an eSim card with the QR code on it from Telus.

Shellguard
Connector

To me, video is better than words, but here the summary:

 

There is support for eSIM from Telus

Telus prints QR codes

iPhones and Google Pixels are both working fine

 

It should be available to a wider audience soon.

DeanLubaki
Connector

Two years to develop and eSIM solution and this is what TELUS comes up with? Instead of something smart like Verizon in the US that allows you to simply download their app, enter your credentials then load the eSIM on the phone? Instead of something like Freedom mobile where you can simply log in online to generate an eSIM QR code without needing to visit a store?
If this video shows the final solution TELUS is going with, I'm disappointed.

toyotoys
Connector
How much do you wanna bet you can't move your hardware sim on contract to esim?
toyotoys
Connector
So Telus is offering Motorola Razr notifications. Sign be notified when it's available.

I wonder if anyone has told them it's eSIM only? 🤔
paulguy2019
Neighbour

I am with Telus now but I am thinking of switching to Virgin unless Telus supports ESim in the very near future.

paulguy2019
Neighbour
I am sorry but I will have to go to another supplier, probably to Virgin to get ESim support.
PBA
Coach

According to Apple, as of today (April 25, 2019) the following carriers support eSim on iPhone:

 

Canada

  • Bell
  • Fido
  • Lucky Mobile
  • Rogers
  • Virgin

Telus already supports eSim in the Apple Watch, so... what's the hold up? I travel overseas a lot and need to shuffle sims for local data, which means I lose my Telus line while travelling. I've got two home lines and an Apple Watch that can be transferred to Bell or Rogers...

 

paulguy2019
Neighbour
I do not understand the hold up and I am really thinking of going to another carrier.
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pbsme
Advisor

I hope TELUS supports eSIM by the time I get my next iPhone. That’s likely to be in the Fall of this year. Otherwise, I would be looking elsewhere. 

toyotoys
Connector
Even Freedom Mobile support esim now. Let that sink in Telus. You are now the only of the major carriers in Canada not supporting it. Truly sad. It's a shame Telus attempt to block people using two carriers has now failed. Since all the others do support it. That and I already ported out. Smiley Happy

The Future is Futile
mlangley
Resident

I travel a LOT and really want to be able to have a local sim functioning when I am abroad but don't want to "lose" my Canadian phone. What is the Telus policy and explanation??? Please help make use of the technology available.

Syaoran
Rockstar

You could use eSIM for the non-Canadian carrier in the countries you are traveling to.  

toyotoys
Connector
Sure. But then your limited to places that have esim available for prepaid...
toyotoys
Connector
Bottom line. Telus needs to get with it. Even Freedom supports esim.
PBA
Coach

eSIMs from Telus coming sometime in the next 4 months? According to MobileSyrup:

 

"Telus and its sub-brands are looking to add eSIM and dual SIM technology later this year. However, Telus could not provide a specific time frame."

 

Meanwhile...

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