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Old 15-11-2018, 01:21 AM   #136
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Isn't mobileshare considered esim? its being done on the gear s3 as well
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Old 15-11-2018, 01:28 AM   #137
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Isn't mobileshare considered esim? its being done on the gear s3 as well
Yes but not standalone plan
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Old 15-11-2018, 02:13 AM   #138
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Isn't mobileshare considered esim? its being done on the gear s3 as well
Mobile share and number share is different.

Mobile share is 2 or 3 different numbers tagged to your main line while number share is 1 number share 2 sim cards, just like multi sim.
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Old 15-11-2018, 10:29 AM   #139
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If telcos donít implement eSIM, Apple can easily remove their iPhone allocation.
i'm not surprised in near future, apple may remove esim for some countries
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Old 15-11-2018, 10:44 AM   #140
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Remove esim or remove iPhone from selling there? Lol

i'm not surprised in near future, apple may remove esim for some countries
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Old 15-11-2018, 11:19 AM   #141
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Remove esim or remove iPhone from selling there? Lol
I donít think theyíll not sell iPhones in any market given a choice.

Itís still business lost, no matter how small the market is.

Unless the targeted market is in extremely undesirable conditions.
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Old 16-11-2018, 03:21 AM   #142
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Mobile share and number share is different.

Mobile share is 2 or 3 different numbers tagged to your main line while number share is 1 number share 2 sim cards, just like multi sim.
Number share seems only available for apple watch so far? gear s3 not using mobile share?
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Old 16-11-2018, 02:53 PM   #143
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Still no news from our telcos... while waiting let's chat chat your intended use case for Esim/dual sim.

I wanted to use eSim for SG telco, another physical SIM for my MY postpaid telco. Don't need both active at the same time to avoid roaming charges. But might occasionally turn on both SIM just to check SMS.

I don't go to MY too often, maybe average 1.5 month once go makan jalan jalan, but changing SIM card very mafan, sometime also forgotten to bring the SIM......

Travelling is also a very good example.

So what is yours?
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Old 16-11-2018, 04:40 PM   #144
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I don’t think they’ll not sell iPhones in any market given a choice.

It’s still business lost, no matter how small the market is.

Unless the targeted market is in extremely undesirable conditions.
Well Apple holds more power than the telcos so you’ll expect telcos to introduce eSIM soon unless you are talking about China.

The telcos stand to lose out more than Apple if no iPhone is available in the market during launch or even delayed launch.
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Old 16-11-2018, 05:43 PM   #145
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Well Apple holds more power than the telcos so youíll expect telcos to introduce eSIM soon unless you are talking about China.

The telcos stand to lose out more than Apple if no iPhone is available in the market during launch or even delayed launch.
Yeap. I completely agree with you that telcos stand to lose out more than Apple.

However, IMO, Apple will never willingly forgo any market. Even if theyíre only working with a specific telco in that specific country, itís considered as being available in that specific market. That specific telco will stand to gain then.
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Old 16-11-2018, 08:07 PM   #146
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Still no news from our telcos... while waiting let's chat chat your intended use case for Esim/dual sim.

I wanted to use eSim for SG telco, another physical SIM for my MY postpaid telco. Don't need both active at the same time to avoid roaming charges. But might occasionally turn on both SIM just to check SMS.

I don't go to MY too often, maybe average 1.5 month once go makan jalan jalan, but changing SIM card very mafan, sometime also forgotten to bring the SIM......

Travelling is also a very good example.

So what is yours?
I am would use it the same way too but I donít think the iPhone implementation of dual sim allows users to ďswitch offĒ eg sim 2 while the card is kept in the sim tray in the phone. Tried my friendís HK set and canít find a way to do that. I know most android has this feature so itís a surprise to me that iPhone canít do it. Maybe future updates ?
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Old 16-11-2018, 08:19 PM   #147
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I am would use it the same way too but I don’t think the iPhone implementation of dual sim allows users to “switch off” eg sim 2 while the card is kept in the sim tray in the phone. Tried my friend’s HK set and can’t find a way to do that. I know most android has this feature so it’s a surprise to me that iPhone can’t do it. Maybe future updates ?
I think that is true too. I’m currently trying the GigSky eSIM feature and indeed, I can’t turn off the cellular functions (voice, sms or data) for the physical SIM.

Only able to turn off the eSIM profile.

EDIT: And yes, planning to do the same too as like yotoden. eSIM for SG telco and physical SIM for MY prepaid card. Hope it either supports eSIM too!

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Old 16-11-2018, 08:56 PM   #148
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hey guys, check this out. Xiao Mi Malaysia is offering eSIM service in Malaysia, also got roaming package:


https://www.facebook.com/notes/mi-ma...8856325318461/


Chinese version: http://zinggadget.com/2018/11/16/xia...urian-man-app/

Not sure will work on iPhone or not?

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Old 16-11-2018, 09:00 PM   #149
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I am would use it the same way too but I donít think the iPhone implementation of dual sim allows users to ďswitch offĒ eg sim 2 while the card is kept in the sim tray in the phone. Tried my friendís HK set and canít find a way to do that. I know most android has this feature so itís a surprise to me that iPhone canít do it. Maybe future updates ?

I read iOS 12.1.1 Developer Beta 3 already able to on/off any one SIM.
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Old 16-11-2018, 09:27 PM   #150
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I read iOS 12.1.1 Developer Beta 3 already able to on/off any one SIM.
Thatís good news. I guess now the big thing would be to enable dual WhatsApp on a dual sim iPhone. I doubt iOS will do it but maybe some apps might ..
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