General Discussion: The iPhone thread


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joeyjojo
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4279 posts since 24/8/06

19 Feb 2020 15:02
I’m thinking work and personal. Would hate to vardy two phones but if xr is dual sim I can have both in that ..
Rirawin
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9363 posts since 17/7/05

19 Feb 2020 16:23
Dual as in the sense you can have a physical sim card and a esim card: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT209044

What you need:
- An iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or later with iOS 12.1 or later
- A wireless carrier that supports eSIM

Wireless carriers that support e-sim:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209096

UK:
EE
O2
Truphone
Ubigi

Or if you're based in Sweden(?):
3
Tele2
Telenor
Telia
joeyjojo
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4279 posts since 24/8/06

19 Feb 2020 16:28
Jaha okay nice ! Yeah I’ll have Telia here but want to keep my o2 number at home. I think could work with telia sim and o2 esim
swede
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8844 posts since 21/3/09

19 Feb 2020 21:33
didn't know about the dual sim thing. that is great. do you always have to switch or can you receive calls on both at the same time?
Gaz
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2605 posts since 20/10/05

20 Feb 2020 09:01
swede wrote: didn't know about the dual sim thing. that is great. do you always have to switch or can you receive calls on both at the same time?

Mad that you can't just Google it.
subfunktion
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2506 posts since 13/5/06

20 Feb 2020 10:27
Laughing out loud
joeyjojo
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4279 posts since 24/8/06

20 Feb 2020 11:10
Tbh I did tey that and couldn’t seem
To find! Also most questions asked on here are google able but it’s nice to have another fukers input sometimes Oops
stoney
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17536 posts since 22/1/05

posted 20 Feb 2020 11:28, edited 20 Feb 2020 11:28
Can you port your existing number into a virtual sim ? Mixed messages online
Gaz
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2605 posts since 20/10/05

20 Feb 2020 11:47
You can but it depends
swede
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8844 posts since 21/3/09

20 Feb 2020 12:13
Gaz wrote:
swede wrote: didn't know about the dual sim thing. that is great. do you always have to switch or can you receive calls on both at the same time?

Mad that you can't just Google it.

can you just fucking tell me. would be great to not have 2 phones on me all the time. no kevin gates
ismvil
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1231 posts since 16/9/11

posted 20 Feb 2020 12:45, edited 20 Feb 2020 12:45
Swede you can choose on a contact level which number you ring from and you can pick up from either one at the same time on iPhone using a virtual sim.

I'm using an iPhone 11 Pro with my EE sim in the virtual slot and I regularly put other sims in when I travel. Super convenient.
ismvil
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1231 posts since 16/9/11

20 Feb 2020 12:46
stoney wrote: Can you port your existing number into a virtual sim ? Mixed messages online

Yes, just get an esim from your network's store.
swede
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8844 posts since 21/3/09

20 Feb 2020 13:06
sounds decently OP Cool

our work iPhone contracts get updated soon so fingers crossed for something decent like the above
stoney
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17536 posts since 22/1/05

20 Feb 2020 13:20
Looks like no PAYG or 3mobile which I’m on now
Rirawin
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9363 posts since 17/7/05

20 Feb 2020 13:51
Three will support it soon if you're on contract https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2019/12/three-uk-prepares-to-trial-esim-support-on-mobile-network.html
swede
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8844 posts since 21/3/09

20 Feb 2020 13:57
great news. thanks for sharing and contributing to the thread rirawin.
joeyjojo
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4279 posts since 24/8/06

21 Feb 2020 07:17
So will my normal sim stop working if I virtual sim it ?
ismvil
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1231 posts since 16/9/11

21 Feb 2020 11:10
joeyjojo wrote: So will my normal sim stop working if I virtual sim it ?

The SIM card will stop working and the number will be ported into the integrated sim in your phone
velvet
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9530 posts since 12/6/06

3 Apr 2020 12:40
what is the cheapest and most convenient way to insure a new iPhone?
Mookie_blaylock
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1611 posts since 19/7/06

3 Apr 2020 14:37
velvet, check out Nationwide Flexplus account.
https://www.nationwide.co.uk/products/current-accounts/flexplus/features-and-benefits