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Level 2: Apprentice
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎05-06-2015

Re: Prepaid customers treated as 2nd class customers through denied functionality

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Now that EE*, Vodafone and Three all support eSIMs for prepaid customers, this leaves O2 as the only one of the four UK physical networks that still doesn't do so.

The timing of Vodafone's and Three's much delayed eSIM launches this month suggests that the immenent iPhone 12 might have no physical SIM slot and might instead have two eSIMs. However, this theory is countered by leaked photos showing a relocated physical SIM slot.

 

* My EE PAYG account let me order an eSIM for £1.50 earlier this year but no longer shows this option.

Level 38: Lively
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Registered: ‎04-04-2012

Re: Prepaid customers treated as 2nd class customers through denied functionality

@NFH

Im sorry, the links you point to are only for activation, none of them mention PAYG, and when you dig deeper, none of them support it: (happy to be proved wrong, please provide links)

EE no longer provide esims to Pay as You go users, and the £1.50 charge applies to all PAYG users for a replacement sim card, there used to be a fudge that no longer works.

Three's website doesn't say what they support and they wont support any secondary devices with esim such as apple watch or galaxy watches from day 1.
https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020/09/three-uk-finally-starts-adding-esim-support-to-website...

Vodafone only support Pay Monthly, no mention anywhere of PAYG :
https://newscentre.vodafone.co.uk/news/esim-support-comes-to-vodafone-uk-smartphones/

The iPhone 12 will come with a sim card slot, unless apple want to kill off a lot of partnerships with mobile networks globally.

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Level 2: Apprentice
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎05-06-2015

Re: Prepaid customers treated as 2nd class customers through denied functionality


@madasaf1sh wrote:

Vodafone only support Pay Monthly, no mention anywhere of PAYG :
https://newscentre.vodafone.co.uk/news/esim-support-comes-to-vodafone-uk-smartphones/



If you log into a Vodafone PAYG account, it allows you to swap to an eSIM, even though it's not explicitly stated anywhere that PAYG accounts are supported.