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

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I realize the post preceding this is 11 months old. But as a favor to anyone who might be searching since July 2022:

a firmware update in late June/early July 2022 added dual SIM functionality:
  • one physical SIM
  • one eSIM
Possibly significant fact: I based this report on my own experience. I have an unlocked Z Fold 3 purchased through Samsung and running on T-Mobile US.
 
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Squeaky369

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I realize the post preceding this is 11 months old. But as a favor to anyone who might be searching since July 2022:

a firmware update in late June/early July 2022 added dual SIM functionality:
  • one physical SIM
  • one eSIM
Possibly significant fact: I based this report on my own experience. I have an unlocked Z Fold 3 purchased through Samsung and running on T-Mobile US.

Confirmed.

Patch was released on 6/24/22 - Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS Support)

US Unlocked SM-F926U1

I've been waiting since day one for this patch and just realized it came over a month ago.
 
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Arhigos

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Anyone got this update on At&T? Or maybe someone knows how can i flash this update into my phone? I'm just TIRED carrying two folds in one pocket 🤬
 

Arhigos

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Wow! I cannot imagine carrying two Fold devices!

Stupid question: Have you contacted AT&T to ask whether/when a relevant firmware version has been/will be available?
Yep. This was annoying especially when driving car.

I don't expect any professional help from att after i tried to contact with them about cracked LCD they just said try to reboot your device and see if that will fix that. And also when i forgot my pattern they had only one solution to do a factory reset and see what will happen next.

PS. I just flashed latest firmware from samfirm with ODIN and i got eSim working finally!!!!
 
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Yep. This was annoying especially when driving car.

I don't expect any professional help from att after i tried to contact with them about cracked LCD they just said try to reboot your device and see if that will fix that. And also when i forgot my pattern they had only one solution to do a factory reset and see what will happen next.

PS. I just flashed latest firmware from samfirm with ODIN and i got eSim working finally!!!!
You didn’t realize that rebooting your phone fixes cracked screens?! 🤣🤣🤣 I can't believe anyone said that; that's insanity!
 

vishalsharma1987

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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.
Hi. I have an unlocked Samsung Z Fold 3 (SM-F926UI) that I bought from Samsung US website. With the new update it now shows the eSIM option in my phone. I am currently carrying a work phone and a personal phone. If I transfer both my phone numbers to my Z Fold 3 (one physical + 1 eSIM)- would I be able to get SMS/calls on both the phones all the time? I understand that you can not get calls on both numbers at the same time, one of them automatically goes to voicemail, but other than that, are both the SIMs active all the time? Can I send/receive SMSs on both connections simultaneously?
It would be great if somebody can please confirm this!
 

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Hi. I have an unlocked Samsung Z Fold 3 (SM-F926UI) that I bought from Samsung US website. With the new update it now shows the eSIM option in my phone. I am currently carrying a work phone and a personal phone. If I transfer both my phone numbers to my Z Fold 3 (one physical + 1 eSIM)- would I be able to get SMS/calls on both the phones all the time? I understand that you can not get calls on both numbers at the same time, one of them automatically goes to voicemail, but other than that, are both the SIMs active all the time? Can I send/receive SMSs on both connections simultaneously?
It would be great if somebody can please confirm this!
I THINK I understand your question, so here goes.

When you activate BOTH SIM cards (physical and eSIM) on the Fold 3, the other phone will stop working on the CELLULAR network it was on because the SIM card in it would have been de-provisioned and no longer registered on the network.

So, in essence, your ONE phone (Fold 3) will have BOTH numbers on it. You will be able to Call/Text/whatever using EITHER, but, as you said, not at the same time.

Your other phone, depending on what it is, will still work on WiFi, but the SIM card in it will, for all purposes, be dead.
 
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Hi. I have an unlocked Samsung Z Fold 3 (SM-F926UI) that I bought from Samsung US website. With the new update it now shows the eSIM option in my phone. I am currently carrying a work phone and a personal phone. If I transfer both my phone numbers to my Z Fold 3 (one physical + 1 eSIM)- would I be able to get SMS/calls on both the phones all the time? I understand that you can not get calls on both numbers at the same time, one of them automatically goes to voicemail, but other than that, are both the SIMs active all the time? Can I send/receive SMSs on both connections simultaneously?
It would be great if somebody can please confirm this!
Yes. I confirm this since I have a physical and eSim set up with my Z fold 3. Now I am using fold 4.
 
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    Hi. I have an unlocked Samsung Z Fold 3 (SM-F926UI) that I bought from Samsung US website. With the new update it now shows the eSIM option in my phone. I am currently carrying a work phone and a personal phone. If I transfer both my phone numbers to my Z Fold 3 (one physical + 1 eSIM)- would I be able to get SMS/calls on both the phones all the time? I understand that you can not get calls on both numbers at the same time, one of them automatically goes to voicemail, but other than that, are both the SIMs active all the time? Can I send/receive SMSs on both connections simultaneously?
    It would be great if somebody can please confirm this!
    I THINK I understand your question, so here goes.

    When you activate BOTH SIM cards (physical and eSIM) on the Fold 3, the other phone will stop working on the CELLULAR network it was on because the SIM card in it would have been de-provisioned and no longer registered on the network.

    So, in essence, your ONE phone (Fold 3) will have BOTH numbers on it. You will be able to Call/Text/whatever using EITHER, but, as you said, not at the same time.

    Your other phone, depending on what it is, will still work on WiFi, but the SIM card in it will, for all purposes, be dead.
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    Hi. I have an unlocked Samsung Z Fold 3 (SM-F926UI) that I bought from Samsung US website. With the new update it now shows the eSIM option in my phone. I am currently carrying a work phone and a personal phone. If I transfer both my phone numbers to my Z Fold 3 (one physical + 1 eSIM)- would I be able to get SMS/calls on both the phones all the time? I understand that you can not get calls on both numbers at the same time, one of them automatically goes to voicemail, but other than that, are both the SIMs active all the time? Can I send/receive SMSs on both connections simultaneously?
    It would be great if somebody can please confirm this!
    Yes. I confirm this since I have a physical and eSim set up with my Z fold 3. Now I am using fold 4.
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