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Registered: ‎18-07-2013
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DUAL SIM

Hi. I’m wondering how to go about this...

I have an iPhone XS, just started a new job and been handed a Samsung Galaxy A70. Maybe it’s purely because it’s new but I much prefer the Galaxy AND would rather just carry one phone around during working hours so was wondering how to go about this given the Samsung’s dual sim tray...

Could I set up and eSIM to use with the iPhone and swap my SIM card into the sim tray of the Galaxy? Network in both devices is O2

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Cheers

Ollie
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Re: DUAL SIM

@Lufcnproud @You should just be able to swap the SIM card between each phone whenever you want to use the iPhone 

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Re: DUAL SIM

@Lufcnproud 

O2 don't support the esim option but there is no reason why you can't place the physical SIM from the iPhone into the Samsung.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
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Registered: ‎02-07-2013

Re: DUAL SIM

If they did support eSIM you wouldn't be able to have the same number active on the eSIM and a SIM card as well, its one or the other
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Re: DUAL SIM

A dual sim guide can be found at https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/How-to-Guides/iPhone-XS-XS-Max-XR-Dual-Sim-Guide/ba-p/1175893 but that only covers a dual sim setup on the iPhone and one of the lines has to be on EE because they are the only UK network to support an eSIM on the iPhone

 

It's not possible to have two sims tied to the same line which seems to be what you want to achieve here

 

You'll have to make a choice whether to use two SIM cards in the Samsung or an eSIM and SIM card in the iPhone and that choice will probably come down to whether one of the lines you are wanting to use is on EE

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Re: DUAL SIM

Hi @Lufcnproud@MI5@PhoneChanger and @davethorp! We've just shared some good news about eSIM support today, you can find out more here Smiley Happy

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