Have you ever experienced the frustration of having your phone damaged while travelling abroad? I certainly have, and it's not a pleasant experience. Recently, while in the United States, my phone was damaged beyond repair, and I had to purchase a brand-new iPhone 14.
While I was relieved to have a new phone, my joy was short-lived when I discovered I couldn't get a working eSIM. I called Telus, my service provider, to get an eSIM, but they informed me that they could only ship a physical copy to my address in Canada. This left me in a difficult situation as I am still in the United States without service.
I am feeling frustrated and stuck, and I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how I can resolve this issue. Being without a phone is frustrating, especially when you're away from home and in a foreign country. If you have any ideas or solutions, please share them with me. I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer. I feel like Telus should have the ability to send me a QR code or something?
A little late and not really a 'solution' per se, but if you know somebody in Canada that could pick-up an eSIM from a TELUS store, they could send you a copy/photo of it. You could likely scan it from the copy/photo; provided, of course, the quality/resolution of it was sufficient.
With that said, offhand, I'm not sure if you can do the initial activation of that new eSIM while outside of Canada though. Even if somebody were to send you a legible copy of a new eSIM, you may not be able to activate it on your device while in the US anyway.