i am wondering if Fido is supporting esim on iPhone xs. If not when it will be possible for them to support.
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Just wanted to take a moment to share some good news today
Fido customers can now activate eSIM on their iPhone Xr, Xs, Xs Max, Google Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL!
The activation of the eSIM on these devices must be done in participating Fido stores. Our customer contact centre will not be able to activate eSIM so please head over to your local Fido store in order to get it done. Here's a list of participating stores:
|Chinook Centre||6455 Macleod Trail Sw, 146||Calgary||AB||T2H0K9|
|Metropolis at Metrotown||4700 Kingsway, 1163||Burnaby||BC||V5H4M1|
|Richmond Centre||6551 No. 3 Rd., Unit 1110||Richmond||BC||V6Y2B6|
|Guildford Town Centre||10355 – 152nd street, 2542||Surrey||BC||V3R7C1|
|Polo Park||1485 Portage Ave., Z009||Winnipeg||MB||R3G0W4|
|Bramalea City Centre||25 Peel Centre Dr, 113||Brampton||ON||L6T3R5|
|Square One||100 City Center Dr., 1-857||Mississauga||ON||L5B1M7|
|Rideau Centre||50 Rideau St, Unit 327G||Ottawa||ON||K1N9J7|
|Fairview Mall||1800 Sheppard Ave. E, Unit 1032||Toronto||ON||
|Toronto Eaton Centre||218 Yonge St., H014||Toronto||ON||
|Carrefour Laval||3035, Boul. Carrefour, R044||Laval||QC||
|Montreal Flagship||1004, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Unit 22||Montréal||QC||
At this time, only these locations can activate a line with eSIM.
Also, keep in mind that eSIM activations are only available on no-term activations at this time.
One last thing to note is that the iPhone on which you're trying to activate the eSIM must have an Internet connection, either through WiFi or through the primary SIM. The connection is used to download the SIM profile to the eSIM.
We hope this helps!
***Update*** As of 06/06/2019 you can now activate an eSIM with an iPhone Xr, Xs, or Xs Max on a 2 year term.
Got my esim activated on my iPhone XS today. I am glad Fido is finally supporting this feature. I am not happy, however, how they are going about it. When I first heard about esim being implanted in phones, the first thought that went through my mind was that how we can save on plastic use. No more cards to throw away after you take off a tiny piece. I was rather shocked to find out that in order to active phones internal esim, Fido reps still need to activate the same size card, but with out punch out SIM card, which has the QR code that you scan to activate esim. Why can’t we just scan this code right from the computer monitor? Why can’t they just print this QR code on a piece of paper? So that the company can still justify charging a $10 fee? Since there is no physical sim card attached to this piece of QR code card, print on business card stock if need be. Let’s save our planet.