I have been using an eSIM and a SIM together for a while now. This morning I received a message from my provider where I currently have a physical SIM that I can switch to eSIM. So, that's what I did, but after removing my physical SIM I noticed that I cannot activate two eSIMS at the time.
Why is this? What is the point of the eSIM if you can't even activate multiple eSIMS simultaneously? Or do I have something not configured right?
I am using the Note 20 Ultra.
Well, I don't see the point if you can only have one eSIM. If you could have at least two eSIMs active simultaneously it would make sense because manufacturers could eventually remove the SIM tray.
But with the limitation that you can only have one eSIM you still need the SIM tray, and you still need to transfer that one physical SIM to another phone.
Only allowing one eSIM active at the time feels like a half baked implementation to me.
Of course, not everyone has multiple SIMs, but for someone like me who lives in two countries it is a must have.
Having only 1 esim active is definitely half baked implementation. One other thing that I don’t like with esims is that you can’t migrate the esim when you change phone.
Migrating an esim to another phone is possible, network provider permitting. Some allow it by simply redownloading the esim through the apps, others make it more difficult or at times even impossible without visiting a physical store.