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    Tracfone eSim - Switching Today

    Tracfone support is gearing up for eSims from what I can tell. They have a special Electronic Sim Team on the Corporate Support level.

    I will be switching to eSim today. I needed to start with a Physical Sim to validate my account by text message after porting from USMobile.

    Still learning the Tracfone ropes but I will post back if I am successful.

    FYI: Plan on every other call with support getting disconnected. Also, many hours on the phone. Just part of the adventure.


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    Last edited by tekfranz; 09-16-2022 at 10:31 AM.

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    The web site says for now they're supporting eSIM only in iPhones 12 and later. I look forward to when they have eSIM support for Android phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpham View Post
    The web site says for now they're supporting eSIM only in iPhones 12 and later. I look forward to when they have eSIM support for Android phones.
    Good to know. Yes I hope support for Android comes as well and more self-service eSim options.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tekfranz View Post
    Yes I hope support for Android comes as well and more self-service eSim options.
    When I activate a phone in mid-August, the eSIM option was shown, so looks like you can DIY when activating a new line. But if you're converting from a physical SIM to an eSIM, sounds a rep is needed.

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    I'm also waiting for support for Android devices.
    I want to get away from physical SIMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristInMe View Post
    I'm also waiting for support for Android devices. I want to get away from physical SIMs.
    My S22 and Pixel 4a have eSIM. It'd be nice to use TF/Verizon and either the Walmart FP SIM (T-mo) or FreeUP AT&T SIM on one phone.

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    Currently on TMobile esim (network test drive) and a TracFone physical sim on either Verizon or ATT. Would love to have one or the other on esim so I can pick the best network every time!

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    Spoke to a TF tech support agent this morning. At this time they are only supporting iPhones. There is no timeline on when Android devices be supported.

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    Also only iPhone 12 or higher. Which is very typical for a lot of MVNOs, but annoying since iPhones have supported it since SE 2020, so X and 11 series too.

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    If you have TF AT&T or T-Mobile service on an e-SIM wouldn`t Verizon be able to sneakily switch the e-SIM to Verizon service without your involvement whenever they wanted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracfancier View Post
    If you have TF AT&T or T-Mobile service on an e-SIM wouldn`t Verizon be able to sneakily switch the e-SIM to Verizon service without your involvement whenever they wanted?
    My understanding is that you have to use a supplied link or a QR code to access a site using WiFi or data and download the SIM information to your phone (to be stored in the eSIM). I don't know whether or not a carrier can sneakily push that information to your phone.

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    Maybe you can lock the eSIM in phone settings so that it cannot be accessed by anyone but you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracfancier View Post
    If you have TF AT&T or T-Mobile service on an e-SIM wouldn`t Verizon be able to sneakily switch the e-SIM to Verizon service without your involvement whenever they wanted?
    No, you would lose service until you setup the eSIM again. The eSIM is specific to the line and carrier.


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    No success yet. Have tried a rep and the self service option.
    I do see there is an eSim line sitting on my account now, but I have no way of activating it yet. I wonder if Tracfone has a QR code somewhere I can use like T-Mobile does.


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    Someone had success here I believe activating eSim on an iPhone via sim transfer giving it two lines
    https://www.howardforums.com/showthr...-tracfone-eSIM

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