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SIM & eSIM, can I switch between them?

(Topic created on: 11-12-2021 04:29 PM)
gpaolo79
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Galaxy S21 Series

Hi all,

hoping to get my phone fixed after the major screwup of android 12, I was considering getting an eSIM for my third line that I currently use on another phone.

I was wondering, if I have two physical SIM and one eSIM, can I select which one of them keep active (with the limit of two active at the same time, of course)? Or adding an eSIM will disable the second physical SIM?

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GalaxyA51user
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Galaxy S21 Series
I have no idea about eSIM because my country (not UK) and my phone don't support it. Try searching at Google. Hope your issue gets solved :smiling-face:
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gpaolo79
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Galaxy S21 Series

Thanks. I did have a look on google, but I can't find any exact information for the S21. eSIMs, phone supporting them and operators that allows them seem to be still something a bit new.

GalaxyA51user
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Settings > Connections > SIM Card manager. See if you can change yourself :smiling-face:
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gpaolo79
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Galaxy S21 Series

I don't have an eSIM yet 😁

I can change between the two physical SIM, but since I read that, even with eSIM, the limit of maximum two lines active remain, I was wondering what happens when you have also the two SIMs in the phone. It's written that you can chose between eSIMs (up to five on the same phone, for some model), but there is a bit of conflicting information about how to deal with the real SIMs.

GalaxyA51user
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As I said below, I have no idea how eSIM works😅😅
Ask any career shop which has eSIM support. Tell device model and they will help you😃
Hope your query gets solved🙂
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ironass
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Galaxy S21 Series

@gpaolo79 

 

"You can use up to 2 SIMs on your Galaxy S21 devices. This means 2x physical nano-SIMs or 1 physical nano-SIM + eSIM). "

 

See...

 

https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/galaxy-s21-series/s21-series-have-dual-sim/td-p/2632828



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My device... Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 16/512GB (G998B D/S) CSC=BTU
gpaolo79
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Galaxy S21 Series

Aha, great! Thanks!

 

N1NJATH3ORY
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Galaxy S21 Series
Aren't esim built into the smartphone ? I don't think Samsung support them yet I know apple offer them on their iPhone but it's also only selected network providers as some networks don't offer them yet
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gpaolo79
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Galaxy S21 Series

No, you just add eSIM. S21 does support them, and a few providers already offer them.

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