Looks like the rumor was correct. T-Mobile today confirmed that it now officially supports eSIM for postpaid customers.
Starting today, August 28, T-Mobile customers with an eligible eSIM-capable phone can visit a T-Mo store to get their eSIM set up. T-Mobile says that the the current phones that are compatible with its eSIM offering include the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. I’ve asked about support for other devices like the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a and will update this post if I hear back.
eSIM is handy because it allows you to have two phone numbers on a single device, even if it’s just got a single physical card slot. This can make life easier for anyone who carries separate phones for their personal and work lives. It’s also useful for traveling overseas, letting you switch to eSIM and then use a physical SIM from an international carrier.
T-Mobile originally launched eSIM support back in December 2018, but at that time, it was only officially available for prepaid lines. It’s good to see T-Mo extend eSIM to postpaid lines now, though it’d be nice if other devices that support eSIM like the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a were also officially supported. Hopefully we’ll see more devices added soon.
Now that it’s official, are you going to sign up for eSIM on a postpaid line?
Sources: T-Mobile (1), (2)