T-Mobile Now Offers eSIM Support in iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and XS Max


Apple introduced dual SIM functionality with the debut of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. But it would take a subsequent software update before the feature actually went live. But now it works!

For wireless customers in the United States, the wait would be even longer. Despite the fact that the feature was technically supported by the hardware, U.S.-based wireless carriers weren’t on board right out of the gate. All four of the major wireless carriers announced that support for the eSIM within the newest iPhones would arrive before the end of 2018.

Here we are just a couple of weeks before that deadline and three of the major wireless networks have met that goal. AT&T was the first to launch support, with Verizon support rolling out soon after. T-Mobile, the magenta un-carrier, is the third to welcome dual SIM support for Apple’s newest iPhones.

That comes in the form of a brand new app, a link to which you can download the free option at the bottom of this post. The network is offering up three options, the first of which, T-Mobile ONE Prepaid, will offer unlimited talk, text, and data for $70. The Tourist Plan is available with 1,000 minutes 2GB of LTE data, and unlimited text for $30. Finally we have Simply Prepaid for $40 with 10GB of LTE data, along with unlimited voice and text.

Just download the app and follow the onscreen instructions to get going and choose your prepaid plan you want. It’s a pretty straightforward process.

“Getting started is easy. Download the T-Mobile eSIM app from the App Store. Enter your email and follow the activation steps to select your plan. Current T-Mobile customers will have to enter a new email address if it’s already connected to a T-Mobile account.”

You’ll need iOS 12.1.1 to run the app, so make sure you’re up-to-date. And hey, that’s pretty good timing with T-Mobile’s brand new free iPhone promotion going on right now, right? Talk about timing.


  • T-Mobile eSIM — Free
[via T-Mobile]