Telus and Koodo Launching eSIM for iPhone and Pixel Devices

eSIM are downloadable, allowing customers to use physical SIM card slots for travel or business

Telus and Koodo will finally support eSIM for iPhone and Pixel devices, starting today, as confirmed by the company to iPhone in Canada.

With eSIM, select iPhones are able to support Dual SIM alongside the traditional nano SIM. This means with the digital eSIM, you’ll be able to activate a cellular plan without using a physical SIM. This can be handy when travelling, as various eSIM providers offer data plans cheaper than traditional roaming options.

Both prepaid and postpaid customers will be able to purchase an eSIM for their devices, which cost $20 CAD. For iOS users, you’ll only have the option to add an eSIM as a secondary line. However, Android users can add an eSIM as either a secondary or primary line (unless your device lacks a physical slot.)

The following Apple iPhones support eSIM:

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

According to Google, the following devices support eSIM:

  • Pixel 3a
  • Pixel 4

Rogers launched eSIM support for iPhone users back in April 2019, while Bell was the first to debut eSIM support for iPhones back in the fall of 2018. Telus customers have been clamouring for eSIM support and it’s finally coming today.

TELUS Stores and Koodo Shops on both TELUS and Koodo (prepaid and postpaid) will be able to purchase an eSIM voucher for $20.

For iPhone users, eSIM is only available as a secondary line. For Android smartphones on Telus (3a/3a XL; 4/4 XL; Moto Razr), eSIM can be either the primary or secondary line. More setup instructions are here.


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