iPhone XS, Max, XR eSIM Support Expands To Additional Countries And Carriers, Is Yours On The List?
When Apple announced the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, it also announced that they would support eSIM, allowing users to have two lines connected to their iPhones at the same time.
However, launch time came and went and a software update was needed to add the feature, and even then carriers were slow to catch on. That seems to now be easing, with Apple updating its own support documents to say that eSIM support is now available across 24 different countries and 45 carriers.
That’s quite an improvement on the previous ten countries, and available carriers.
According to Apple, the new list of supported countries and carriers includes the following additions:
Canada – Fido, Lucky Mobile, Rogers
Croatia – Hrvatski Telekom
Denmark – 3
Estonia – Telia
Finland – Telia
Hong Kong – 1O1O, csl, China Mobile Hong Kong, SmarTone, 3
Kuwait – Ooredoo
Norway – Telenor
Poland – Orange
Qatar – Ooredoo, Vodafone
Singapore – M1
Spain – Movistar, Orange, Vodafone Spain
Sweden – 3, Tele2
Switzerland – Sunrise, Swisscom
Taiwan – APT
Thailand – AIS, dtac, True Move H
United Arab Emirates – du, Etisalat, Virgin Mobile
United States – Verizon, AT&T
It’s likely that additional carriers are adding support more quickly than Apple can update its support documents, so if your carrier is not listed it may well be worth checking with the company’s customer support representatives before making any decisions. If your carrier is indeed live, Apple describes eSIM as:
Your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR can have two cellular plans, one on a nano-SIM card and the other on an eSIM. Find out which wireless carriers in your country or region offer cellular plans on an eSIM, either activated by QR code or in an app. If your iPhone is unlocked, you can also use eSIM plans offered by other carriers