Published On : March 8, 2021 by: Staff Writer/Category(s) : eSIM
Finally! T-Mobile took the curtains off and launched its T-Mobile app for smartphones that allow users to activate a postpaid plan with an eSIM. As we all know Embedded SIM (eSIM) is a digital form of SIM card, designed to provide a connection to the T-Mobile network. With an eSIM, you can activate a digital sim card into your device without the need of inserting a physical SIM. Now the concern is what are the eSIM compatible phones?
Several eSIM compatible phones are iPhone 11, iPhone 12 (all variants), while iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max DSDS models (Dual SIM Dual Standby) can also be compatible to activate eSIM. In case you don’t know, DSDS compatible devices can accommodate both a physical SIM and an eSIM so that you can access talk, text, and data on one device with two wireless accounts.
An important note before performing the steps, make sure to have your EID number handy, as you will need it for further eSIM activation steps. To get your EID number, go to the Settings option on your iPhone and then head towards General, and then click About. Scroll down to reach the bottom and view your EID number.
Note: EID number is an electronic SIM card number, which is similar to an ICCID number used for physical SIM cards.
Setting up an Embedded SIM (eSIM) on a postpaid T-Mobile account is not a difficult and hefty task anymore. And rightfully with the help of the carrier’s official policy, your device can easily support eSIM on postpaid plans. However, those who aren’t able to perform the activation steps can go through the above-guided steps for a smoother and hassle-free process.
With the recent changes announced by the T-Mobile network, you can easily activate Postpaid eSIM with the help of scanning a QR code. Other than this, downloading an eSIM profile to your phone also helps to successfully complete a Postpaid eSIM activation.
At first, you will be required to talk to the official team of the T-Mobile network and ask for the postpaid plans that are suitable for you. For this, you will require to provide your device EID to update your account. With this, a QR code will be sent to your registered email account that you can use for further activation steps. To learn how to use your QR code, here are the steps that you need to pursue:
If you own an Apple model – iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR device, then you are lucky to use two SIM cards on your device at the same time, just like major Android devices.
Setting up your T-Mobile cellular plan with eSIM
iPhone models that support dual SIM slots can be used to have one eSIM and one nano-SIM. The eSIM will be provided by T-Mobile, which will be eligible to store data on your iPhone digitally. In order to activate an additional cellular plan, all you need to do is scan the QR code sent by the carrier, and then download their carrier app on your iPhone for activation. Well, in that case, T-Mobile has launched its app.
How to Use a Carrier App –
To activate prepaid service using T-Mobile’s app, you will require to perform these steps:
How to Scan a QR code –
Use these proven steps recommended by the officials to scan a QR code and then download your much-needed eSIM settings. But, before anything, make sure to contact your carrier for activation service.
Next, Enter the Information (Manually)
You can use these steps to enter the much-needed eSIM details manually. Be sure to contact your carrier first before beginning with the below-given steps.
How do I Label My Plans / Lines on T-Mobile Postpaid Account?
After following the above-provided steps, your second plan will activate successfully. And once it is activated, you will be able to label your plans / lines for identification. For this, you can pursue these steps:
Guide to Switch Between or Erase eSIMs
For iPhone users having iOS update 12.1.1 or newer, you can easily use more than one eSIM in your iPhone, but you can potentially use only one eSIM at a time.
How Do I Switch Between eSIM?
In order to switch between eSIMs, follow these steps:
How Do I Erase Added eSIM?
At a time, you are only eligible to store 10 eSIM profiles on your device. If you wish to delete an added eSIM profile, then these steps will be helpful for you:
When you have inserted both the SIM cards – a physical SIM and the eSIM active, you will witness the slightly different bars of signal. One line will show the normal signal bars, while the other one shows the dots of signal just (as mentioned below). In that case, when you navigate to the Control Center, you will see lines with bars of a signal along with the carrier name that will help you to identify which one for which carrier service.
You can easily set your default line, used to access iMessage and FaceTime. Your Apple iPhone device uses the default line, whenever you perform activities like calling or sending a message to someone. Other than this, you can select one line of cellular data and use it as your default line for calls and messages.
Before making a call, you can easily switch between added phone numbers. Use these steps to perform the steps:
In case, you are calling someone from your Favorites list:
In case, you are using the keypad to dial the number, which is not available in your contact list:
In order to choose phone numbers, before sending any SMS/MMS to your contacts, use these steps:
Start by going to the settings app and then click on the Cellular option. After this, click on the Cellular Data. Now, you will require to click on the number that you want to use to facilitate your cellular data.