Owners of compatible iPhones with dual-SIM, which provides an embedded SIM (eSIM) in addition to a physical nano-SIM slot, can now register their device with Google’s Fi service.
As first noted on Reddit, customers who own a dual-SIM device from Apple can now download the freshly updated Google Fi iOS app (version 2.5 or newer) which lets them activate the service via eSIM on select iPhone devices, like the iPhone SE, XR, XS and 11 models.
The refreshed Fi software takes users to an online setup at fi.google.com/ios/quicksetup. From there, users can select Settings → Cellular → Add Cellular Plans on their iPhone to scan a QR code in order to set up the Goole Fi service on their eSIM in a hassle-free way.
Replacing your physical nano-SIM card with a downloadable eSIM for the Google Fi service basically keeps the physical SIM slot free for another line (again, provided your device supports dual-SIM technology), which is especially handy when abroad.
Previously known as Project Fi, Google Fi is a MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) telecommunications service featuring calls, texting and mobile broadband over cellular networks and Wi-Fi. The service takes advantage of the networks operated by Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular. If you can’t get Google Fi to work on your eSIM iPhone, try a workaround involving uninstalling the app and signing back in, says 9to5Google.
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