Physical SIM Card Gone Digital, Embedded SIM (eSIM), Starting August 28

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If you’re among those craving for eSIM support, then I’m glad to let you know that today, T-Mobile has announced that it is expanding its support for eSIM to postpaid customers.

T-Mobile today announced expanded support for embedded SIM (eSIM), which is basically just a physical SIM card gone digital. Starting August 28, customers can light up an eSIM with a T-Mobile postpaid plan – to open new ways of using an eSIM-equipped device by adding a second line on the same device.”

Last year, eSim was only made available to prepaid T-Mobile users; On a prepaid plan, you pay for your phone service upfront. On a postpaid plan, you receive a bill at the end of the month based on your usage. But today it has covered a wide range of users.

What’s an eSIM?

Embedded SIM (eSIM) is just a physical SIM gone digital. Like a physical SIM card, an eSIM provides your connection to the T-Mobile network.

An eSIM is built into your device just activate it with your account information rather than inserting a physical SIM.

Some eSIM compatible phones like the iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max are also DSDS (Dual SIM Dual Standby). DSDS compatible devices can accommodate both an eSIM and a physical SIM so you can have two wireless accounts with talk, text, and data on one device.

This is also in line to accommodate folks burdened by two phones with one for work and one for personal use.

How to activate your eSim account 

For prepaid T-Mobile account, you must download the eSim app. The app serves as a streamlined portal to activate an eSIM line without the need to head to a store or call a hotline.

Once activated, users can remove their physical SIM, freeing up the slot for a secondary line.

If you want to set up eSIM line on your postpaid T-Mobile account, the carrier says you’ll have to head into a T-Mobile store.You can learn more in the full T-Mobile support document here

Are you excited about activating eSIM on your T-Mobile device? Or Are you wishing it were extended to your local carriers? Let us know below in the comments!