eSIM on Verizon Wireless

What is an eSIM?

An eSIM is an embedded or electronic SIM inside your device. With an eSIM, there’s no physical SIM card that you need to insert. For example, many connected smartwatches use this type of technology.Like a traditional SIM card, the eSIM stores data that is needed for your device to connect to and use the Verizon’s wireless network.

What does it mean when a device has a Dual SIM with an eSIM?

Devices that have Dual SIM with an eSIM have both a physical SIM card and an eSIM.

What devices currently support Dual SIM with an eSIM?

The Apple® iPhone® XS Max, iPhone XS and iPhone XR have both a physical SIM card and an eSIM.

What are the benefits of having a Dual SIM with an eSIM?

Dual SIM with an eSIM opens up many possibilities that were previously unavailable with only a physical SIM. For example, you can have:

  • Two phone numbers on a single device
  • A data plan with an overseas carrier to use while traveling abroad, without changing your domestic SIM

When will Verizon support eSIM with Dual SIM technology?

Based on our discussions with Apple, we believe you should be able to add our great Verizon service on your eSIM before the end of the year. In the meantime, you can continue to use a physical SIM card to activate Verizon service on your device.

How can I find out more information about Dual SIM with an eSIM on iPhone?

Visit Apple’s support page for more information.

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