TIM allows activating lines in the eSIM of cell phones such as iPhone XS and XR | Telecommunications

THE TIM is joining Vivo and Claro in offering support for Yes it is, non-removable chip that allows you to activate lines without changing SIM cards. The technology can be used by postpaid and control customers; Prepaid plans will be covered soon. The operator mentions that the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are among the compatible phones.

TIM and eSIM on the iPhone

The eSIM activation process is different from a traditional chip. You don’t need to open the cell phone tray: instead, you need to add a cell plan through the settings and scan a QR code with the camera.

On iOS, the user must follow the path Settings> Cellular> Add Cellular Plan and scan the QR code provided by TIM, Vivo, Claro or an operator abroad. An active Wi-Fi connection is required to verify the code.

This should be done at one of TIM’s 130 own stores; check the complete list here (PDF). ESIM is currently available for postpaid and control plans; prepaid customers and legal entities (PJ) will be able to activate the digital chip “soon”.

The operator claims that every iPhone XR, XS and XS Max is compatible, even if it was purchased abroad. In addition, TIM confirms to the Tecnoblog that “all devices that have eSIM technology can be activated”. This includes Android smartphones like GooglePixel 2, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a.

TIM and eSIM on the iPhone

eSIM is safer than traditional chip

As TIM remembers, QR code activation offers more security by protecting the line from possible intrusions. The code has a unique key “which checks on a server every time a profile replacement is requested”, explains the operator in a statement.

In addition, as eSIM cannot be removed, the cell phone will remain connected to the internet in the event of loss or theft, allowing you to locate and (perhaps) recover it.

ESIM allows you to store up to 8 different profiles. That is, if you are going to travel and activate another line on the digital chip, you do not need to remove the TIM line. However, only one profile can be used at a time.

The iPhone XR and XS have something that Apple calls DSDS (Dual SIM Dual Standby): you can simultaneously use one line on the traditional chip and one on the eSIM.

Updated at 18h04

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