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    Trial/Test eSIM plan with phone number

    I am looking for trial/test eSIM plan (within $5 price tag) with phone number that works in US (does not have to be US number, it may be foreign number in roaming).

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    Most esims in US are limited to the short list of phones: iPhones, Pixels and Samsung Galaxies.

    Some offers:
    1) Unlimited 30 days Verizon trial - $0
    2) Unlimited 10 days US Mobile trial - $0
    3) Unlimited 15 days Visible trial - $0

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    TMobile 90 day trial Free

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    the Verizon and T-Mobile trials require and active service on another carrier on the device and do actively check as part of the setup process. they are trying to get active paying customers of other carrier to switch but not simply hand out freebies.

    you can put something active on another network in the physical SIM slot though and than remove it once the trial service is active.

    all the trial i believe also actively keep track of device IMEI and iCloud/Google logins as well as address and phones number(they ask for another number as part of signup process) and all most be never before used on the signup form or they will report you appear to have already gotten the trial.

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    there is also Cricket 15 day trial which is I believe the only one with a physical SIM option instead of just eSIM

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    I just tested eSIM of my US Galaxy S22+, in Australia, on Opus.
    Took like 4 hours to actually get service, but that's because on their end.

    What was unexpected is that my US number could still do Wi-Fi calling and texting, but not use the other carrier data for calling/texting.
    I understand that iPhone 14 can do that. Or maybe is carrier dependent (to allow tunneling of other carrier voice/text)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoNic67 View Post
    I just tested eSIM of my US Galaxy S22+, in Australia, on Opus.
    Took like 4 hours to actually get service, but that's because on their end.

    What was unexpected is that my US number could still do Wi-Fi calling and texting, but not use the other carrier data for calling/texting.
    I understand that iPhone 14 can do that. Or maybe is carrier dependent (to allow tunneling of other carrier voice/text)?
    the phone needs to support Dual VoLTE (DSDV)

    all the recent iPhones support it. very few androids support it (the chipset might support it but the manufacturer didn't test/certify it)

    https://www.smartprix.com/bytes/dual...ing-need-know/

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    Quote Originally Posted by paperwastage View Post
    the phone needs to support Dual VoLTE (DSDV)

    all the recent iPhones support it. very few androids support it (the chipset might support it but the manufacturer didn't test/certify it)

    https://www.smartprix.com/bytes/dual...ing-need-know/
    i believe the comment was about lack of ability to route WiFi Calling via data connection on other line, without involving international roaming. as far as i am aware recent iPhones are capable of this but no other devices.

    DSDV uses the respective networks for calls and texts and would result in roaming charges

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