Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 65

Thread: Airalo International Data Roaming For eSIM Devices

  1. #46
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    943
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by fv22652 View Post
    I was wondering about WiFi calling with an iphone that has the esim. Thanks for the information!
    I haven't been able to test it, but it should work (see the part with "With Allow Cellular Data Switching turned on, the status bar shows that Carrier 1 is using LTE, and Carrier 2 is using the cellular data of Carrier 1 and has Wi-Fi calling enabled."): https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209044

  2. #47
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SID 246
    Posts
    2,734
    Device(s)
    iPhone, OnePlus 8, iPhone 7 Plus (Car phone)
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile PostPaid
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ecs0013 View Post
    I haven't been able to test it, but it should work (see the part with "With Allow Cellular Data Switching turned on, the status bar shows that Carrier 1 is using LTE, and Carrier 2 is using the cellular data of Carrier 1 and has Wi-Fi calling enabled."): https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209044
    It does indeed work. But it’s not ordeal due to latency. For the US esim anyway, when using data or that phone call over esim data your call/data is routing through Europe and then back to the US. So latency is generally around 200-250ms. For calls your generally going to want under 100ms cellular wise


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Current Phone: AT&T XS Silver 256GB. T-Mobile / MetroPCS
    Android device : Galaxy S9 RedPocket Verizon

    I am no longer a U.S.Cellular User.
    Speedtest in Knox.TN EvDo Rev.A

    My Photography www.hunterspad.com

  3. #48
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    943
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by hyelton View Post
    It does indeed work. But it’s not ordeal due to latency. For the US esim anyway, when using data or that phone call over esim data your call/data is routing through Europe and then back to the US. So latency is generally around 200-250ms. For calls your generally going to want under 100ms cellular wise
    That's a good point that I didn't think to make—it seems Airalo is sourcing some of their eSIMs from local providers, which would probably work better, but the US one is definitely in the going-to-add-to-the-latency camp.

    I wonder if someone was running Visible on the physical SIM and one of the other US carriers on eSIM (T-Mobile, AT&T) if that would have similar issues in some markets where Verizon exists, but nothing else...probably?

    By the way, with working-from-home in full swing, my home Comcast connection has taken a hit—speeds have dropped during the day, latency up, goes away after the "work day" window (totally understandable), but I have felt some voice issues even at 70ms.

  4. #49
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SID 246
    Posts
    2,734
    Device(s)
    iPhone, OnePlus 8, iPhone 7 Plus (Car phone)
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile PostPaid
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ecs0013 View Post
    That's a good point that I didn't think to make—it seems Airalo is sourcing some of their eSIMs from local providers, which would probably work better, but the US one is definitely in the going-to-add-to-the-latency camp.

    I wonder if someone was running Visible on the physical SIM and one of the other US carriers on eSIM (T-Mobile, AT&T) if that would have similar issues in some markets where Verizon exists, but nothing else...probably?

    By the way, with working-from-home in full swing, my home Comcast connection has taken a hit—speeds have dropped during the day, latency up, goes away after the "work day" window (totally understandable), but I have felt some voice issues even at 70ms.
    It works pretty well! I had T-Mobile on esim and Verizon (Redpocket) physical sim and it’s been useful a couple of times. Still works a lot better than general google voice or other voip calling for sure over data.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #50
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Hamilton ON or Myrtle Beach SC
    Posts
    370
    Device(s)
    iPhone Xr FIDO
    Feedback Score
    0
    When driving through the US through WV (I79 & 19), VA (I77) & NC (I74), T-Mobile has no coverage but AT&T does. I've read that Airalo uses AT&T & T-Mobile and their website says T-Mobile.

    Can anybody confirm which it is or does it switch from one to the other depending on coverage? Will I get service when driving the above route?
    FIDO Network


  6. #51
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SID 246
    Posts
    2,734
    Device(s)
    iPhone, OnePlus 8, iPhone 7 Plus (Car phone)
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile PostPaid
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by dbusguy View Post
    When driving through the US through WV (I79 & 19), VA (I77) & NC (I74), T-Mobile has no coverage but AT&T does. I've read that Airalo uses AT&T & T-Mobile and their website says T-Mobile.

    Can anybody confirm which it is or does it switch from one to the other depending on coverage? Will I get service when driving the above route?
    Right now it's t-mobile only.

    Back last year it was AT&T but for awhile now it's t-mobile only.


    Now there is one called Redteago which I haven't tested that people claimed was AT&T

    Sent from my SM-G981U using Tapatalk

  7. #52
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13,993
    Feedback Score
    0
    There have also been reports on another forum that Airalo has used Vzw in the US, too. I can't confirm that the reports were accurate true, but that's what some posters said.

  8. #53
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    943
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Boz1 View Post
    There have also been reports on another forum that Airalo has used Vzw in the US, too. I can't confirm that the reports were accurate true, but that's what some posters said.
    I can confirm from when I had it back in February/March, Verizon was listed with T-Mobile on the "product pages" for USA Roam and it did work. In my use, the eSIM preferred T-Mobile, but fell back on Verizon or could manually forced. The weird thing was that Verizon would display as the carrier and data would work, but there'd be no signal bars. Both show "4G" instead of LTE, which is in line with iPhones in most places around the world, too. I disabled my physical SIM for testing, hence only the missing bars displayed:

    Name:  6243CA03-E11F-44E8-8314-0844C9444F14.jpg
Views: 69
Size:  12.3 KBName:  3A723501-DC11-4D73-9115-44C6EDF66B6F.jpg
Views: 69
Size:  18.1 KB

    It appears that Verizon has been removed, and I haven't had to renew (still hanging around at home). Apparently for a short time, they were using AT&T, so I wonder if the deals for these are somewhat fluid and change due to price on the wholesale side.

  9. #54
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SID 246
    Posts
    2,734
    Device(s)
    iPhone, OnePlus 8, iPhone 7 Plus (Car phone)
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile PostPaid
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ecs0013 View Post
    I can confirm from when I had it back in February/March, Verizon was listed with T-Mobile on the "product pages" for USA Roam and it did work. In my use, the eSIM preferred T-Mobile, but fell back on Verizon or could manually forced. The weird thing was that Verizon would display as the carrier and data would work, but there'd be no signal bars. Both show "4G" instead of LTE, which is in line with iPhones in most places around the world, too. I disabled my physical SIM for testing, hence only the missing bars displayed:

    Name:  6243CA03-E11F-44E8-8314-0844C9444F14.jpg
Views: 69
Size:  12.3 KBName:  3A723501-DC11-4D73-9115-44C6EDF66B6F.jpg
Views: 69
Size:  18.1 KB

    It appears that Verizon has been removed, and I haven't had to renew (still hanging around at home). Apparently for a short time, they were using AT&T, so I wonder if the deals for these are somewhat fluid and change due to price on the wholesale side.
    As of the other day manually selecting Verizon results in No service.


    Sent from my SM-G981U using Tapatalk

  10. #55
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    943
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by hyelton View Post
    As of the other day manually selecting Verizon results in No service.
    Yeah, and any references have been removed from the web site. While I think the service is easy to use and works pretty well, anyone getting it should understand that carriers can change and there doesn't seem to be any "grandfathering" either.

  11. #56
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Hamilton ON or Myrtle Beach SC
    Posts
    370
    Device(s)
    iPhone Xr FIDO
    Feedback Score
    0
    I was hoping on Airalo (USA Roam). 30 day 3gb for $11.00 & RedteaGO 30 day 3gb for $22.99. Quite a difference but service comes at a price and still better than my carriers Roaming service for the US of $8.00/day for up to 10 days per billing period except my billing date is on the 13th, so for 1 full calendar month, I'd be charged for 20 days. Lucky for me, they have a cap of $150.00. LOL

    All of a sudden, $22.99 is a deal but I don't see officially anywhere that RedteaGO uses AT&T

  12. #57
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SID 246
    Posts
    2,734
    Device(s)
    iPhone, OnePlus 8, iPhone 7 Plus (Car phone)
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile PostPaid
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by dbusguy View Post
    I was hoping on Airalo (USA Roam). 30 day 3gb for $11.00 & RedteaGO 30 day 3gb for $22.99. Quite a difference but service comes at a price and still better than my carriers Roaming service for the US of $8.00/day for up to 10 days per billing period except my billing date is on the 13th, so for 1 full calendar month, I'd be charged for 20 days. Lucky for me, they have a cap of $150.00. LOL

    All of a sudden, $22.99 is a deal but I don't see officially anywhere that RedteaGO uses AT&T
    I buy it real quick and provide an update

    Sent from my SM-G981U using Tapatalk

  13. #58
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SID 246
    Posts
    2,734
    Device(s)
    iPhone, OnePlus 8, iPhone 7 Plus (Car phone)
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile PostPaid
    Feedback Score
    0

    Can confirm. It works on both AT&T and T-Mobile!!! At first it default to T-Mobile. But manual selected AT&T and it worked! Carrier ID shows RedTeaGO with each BUT trying to making a call and getting a AT&T error message confirmed it’s on AT&Ts network

    But speeds and latency are pretty bad. As everything is routed through HongKong


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  14. #59
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SID 246
    Posts
    2,734
    Device(s)
    iPhone, OnePlus 8, iPhone 7 Plus (Car phone)
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile PostPaid
    Feedback Score
    0



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  15. #60
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13,993
    Feedback Score
    0
    Thanks for the report, hyelton!

    Is RedteaGO only for iPhones? https://www.redteago.com/ only only seems to mention iPhone info. Does that mean Android eSIM phones won't work with RedteaGO?

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Suggestions for international data roaming SIM provider
    By isewell in forum General Prepaid discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-14-2014, 10:40 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-30-2012, 03:28 PM
  3. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 11-26-2007, 08:35 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-21-2006, 12:02 AM
  5. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-18-2006, 11:35 AM

Bookmarks