Question Galaxy Z Fold 3 Has Dual Sim and eSIM but not in the US Work Around Discussion ?

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agetupside

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Guys, Esim is finally here after almost one year. I

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Wow. Which firmware? T-Mobile? And what did you do to get it?
It's coming to ALL US Carriers, just takes time. T-Mobile (which I have) has it rolling out to all devices. I think Verizon is on that train as well.

AT&T is still rolling it out to Unlocked only and should hit the rest of them in the nest few days to a week.

All in all, it's going out everywhere, just need to wait.

This comes with the June 01, 2022 update.
 
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It's coming to ALL US Carriers, just takes time. T-Mobile (which I have) has it rolling out to all devices. I think Verizon is on that train as well.

AT&T is still rolling it out to Unlocked only and should hit the rest of them in the nest few days to a week.

All in all, it's going out everywhere, just need to wait.

This comes with the June 01, 2022 update.
Ok. Good to hear. Thank you.
 
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agetupside

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Well.. I can (and likely will) search for updates evey hour from now on. :ROFLMAO::cry:
LOL. I have US unlocked version from Samsung website. I think the update was just pushed to unlocked (at least mine was) yesterday. I immediately called T-mobile and spent 2 hours on phone, and they couldn't figure it out. They disabled my physical Sim, but, eSim wasn't activated on my phone, so, I went T-mobile website to chat with somebody, and he sent QR code, and I scanned it, bingo, 2 mins. Fixed.
 
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Anyone know where to find the plans/prices for an add-on eSIM line for T-mobile? Only thing I could find via search was old pre-paid lines to replace the physical SIM (came with data etc.).

Dual SIM is also an option on the update, but standby which means one at a time, so like if you're visiting another country you switch to that SIM and your other is inactive.
 

agetupside

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Anyone know where to find the plans/prices for an add-on eSIM line for T-mobile? Only thing I could find via search was old pre-paid lines to replace the physical SIM (came with data etc.).

Dual SIM is also an option on the update, but standby which means one at a time, so like if you're visiting another country you switch to that SIM and your other is inactive.
I would think the best way is to talk to a T-Mobile rep to find out how to add-on eSim line for T-Mobile. They would create a QR code and send to you. You can go to Sim card manager to add a plan, scan QR, and eSim will be activated on your Fold 3. Dual sim dual standby, I would think STANDBY here means available. Both lines work the same way the same time just like you have two phones. The only things different from you have two phones is, most Dual sim dual standby phones can't have phone calls on both line the same time. For example, if you are talking to somebody on your line 1, and somebody else calls your line 2, Line 2 goes to voice mail directly. This doesn't give you an option to hold Line 1 and talk to Line 2.
 
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I would think the best way is to talk to a T-Mobile rep to find out how to add-on eSim line for T-Mobile. They would create a QR code and send to you. You can go to Sim card manager to add a plan, scan QR, and eSim will be activated on your Fold 3. Dual sim dual standby, I would think STANDBY here means available. Both lines work the same way the same time just like you have two phones. The only things different from you have two phones is, most Dual sim dual standby phones can't have phone calls on both line the same time. For example, if you are talking to somebody on your line 1, and somebody else calls your line 2, Line 2 goes to voice mail directly. This doesn't give you an option to hold Line 1 and talk to Line 2.
Google Dual SIM Dual Standby and you'll see the difference between it and Dual SIM Dual Active (which uses more battery, for obvious reasons). I did that last night after updating.

I was just wondering if anyone knows the costs. I'm not necessarily looking to get an eSIM since Google Voice works fine for me for free, but I wanted to know what options I have now.
 

agetupside

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Google Dual SIM Dual Standby and you'll see the difference between it and Dual SIM Dual Active (which uses more battery, for obvious reasons). I did that last night after updating.

I was just wondering if anyone knows the costs. I'm not necessarily looking to get an eSIM since Google Voice works fine for me for free, but I wanted to know what options I have now.
I used couple other dual sim phones, including iPhones, I didn't see dusl sim on my fold 3 is different from any other dual sim phones. Both My numbers on my fold 3 work perfectly, one physical sim and one esim. It is the same as I had two phones for two numbers. I am happy now to just carry one phone with two numbers. If you have a free number, I would think it's not necessary to get tmobile number. Mine is a grandfathered family plan, $70 plus fees a month for two numbers with tmobile.
 
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I used couple other dual sim phones, including iPhones, I didn't see dusl sim on my fold 3 is different from any other dual sim phones. Both My numbers on my fold 3 work perfectly, one physical sim and one esim. It is the same as I had two phones for two numbers. I am happy now to just carry one phone with two numbers. If you have a free number, I would think it's not necessary to get tmobile number. Mine is a grandfathered family plan, $70 plus fees a month for two numbers with tmobile.
My plan for one line is more than that. Sprint Unlimited Premium.

I've never used a dual-SIM phone, just was going off of what Google said the Standby type is versus the Active type.
 

agetupside

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I converted my t-mobile Z-fold 3 to use esim the other night. Was a bit of a pain and didn't work at first -- but I got it all working just fine.
I first tried to do it on phone by myself, then, the physical was disabled, and esim wasn't enabled, and I had no phone. I called tmobile, and spent almost two hours on phone and they couldn't get it work. I went Tmobile website, and chatted with a Rep, she sent me a QR code, I was able to enable esim. probably spent less 5 mins on internet to get it work.
 

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    Google Dual SIM Dual Standby and you'll see the difference between it and Dual SIM Dual Active (which uses more battery, for obvious reasons). I did that last night after updating.

    I was just wondering if anyone knows the costs. I'm not necessarily looking to get an eSIM since Google Voice works fine for me for free, but I wanted to know what options I have now.
    I used couple other dual sim phones, including iPhones, I didn't see dusl sim on my fold 3 is different from any other dual sim phones. Both My numbers on my fold 3 work perfectly, one physical sim and one esim. It is the same as I had two phones for two numbers. I am happy now to just carry one phone with two numbers. If you have a free number, I would think it's not necessary to get tmobile number. Mine is a grandfathered family plan, $70 plus fees a month for two numbers with tmobile.
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    Wow. Which firmware? T-Mobile? And what did you do to get it?
    It's coming to ALL US Carriers, just takes time. T-Mobile (which I have) has it rolling out to all devices. I think Verizon is on that train as well.

    AT&T is still rolling it out to Unlocked only and should hit the rest of them in the nest few days to a week.

    All in all, it's going out everywhere, just need to wait.

    This comes with the June 01, 2022 update.
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    AT&T is still rolling it out to Unlocked only and should hit the rest of them in the nest few days to a week.

    All in all, it's going out everywhere, just need to wait.

    This comes with the June 01, 2022 update.
    Ok. Good to hear. Thank you.
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