eSIM providers in the UK -- does Tesco and Sky support it?

sareenz
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edited 6 October 2023 at 6:29PM in Mobiles
Hi folks, recently I moved my phone (SIM only) contract to 3 mobile and they made a royal mess of things; I've been unable to use my number for 4 days now. Since I'm in the 14 day grace period, I would like to get out ASAP and move to a good provider.

One of the reasons I used 3Mobile was because they provided an eSIM. I can see some good deals online for Tesco mobile and Sky mobile but was not very sure whether they offer eSIM.

One of the reason I zeroed in on these providers was because Tesco uses O2 but also provides EU roaming which is pretty good.

If these don't work I plan to move to Vodafone but just thought I would ask here before making the decision, thank you!
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  • On-the-coast
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    edited 6 October 2023 at 6:47PM
    i don't think those operators do eSIMS - it seems to be mainly the big direct operators, not the ones that piggy-back (except Virgin).  My information is a few months old though, and don't understand the reasons why all operators don't do eSIM
  • Keithy13
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    Lyca mobile do esim. I have one. They also do EU roaming.
  • tinker411
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    edited 8 October 2023 at 1:35AM
    In answer to your question - nope, neither Tesco Mobile or Sky Mobile support eSIM.

    As things stand, the only providers that do support eSIM are; the main network operators (EE, O2, Three, Vodafone) along with LycaMobile and Spusu (both of these run on EE) and a couple of niche providers.
  • tinker411 said:
    In answer to your question - nope, neither Tesco Mobile or Sky Mobile support eSIM.

    As things stand, the only providers that do support eSIM are; the main network operators (EE, O2, Three, Vodafone) along with LycaMobile and Spusu (both of these run on EE) and a couple of niche providers.
    https://www.sky.com/help/articles/esim-sky-mobile

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  • PHK
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    tinker411 said:
    In answer to your question - nope, neither Tesco Mobile or Sky Mobile support eSIM.

    As things stand, the only providers that do support eSIM are; the main network operators (EE, O2, Three, Vodafone) along with LycaMobile and Spusu (both of these run on EE) and a couple of niche providers.
    https://www.sky.com/help/articles/esim-sky-mobile

    Since September, not Google phones.
    Weird that they aren't compatible with Samsung Galaxy S22


  • tinker411
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    edited 8 October 2023 at 7:13PM
    tinker411 said:
    In answer to your question - nope, neither Tesco Mobile or Sky Mobile support eSIM.

    As things stand, the only providers that do support eSIM are; the main network operators (EE, O2, Three, Vodafone) along with LycaMobile and Spusu (both of these run on EE) and a couple of niche providers.
    https://www.sky.com/help/articles/esim-sky-mobile

    Since September, not Google phones.
    Ohh :o how about that, learn something new every day.

    No shock Sky Mobile aren't supporting Pixels though :| some things never change. Although not supporting the Samsung Galaxy S22 either stands out like a sore thumb.
  • Sky does esim. I’m using one in my iPhone 15.
  • d123
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    tinker411 said:
    In answer to your question - nope, neither Tesco Mobile or Sky Mobile support eSIM.

    As things stand, the only providers that do support eSIM are; the main network operators (EE, O2, Three, Vodafone) along with LycaMobile and Spusu (both of these run on EE) and a couple of niche providers.

    Tesco Mobile do. They just don't publicise it much.

    https://www.tescomobile.com/help/device-help/esim
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  • PHK
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    d123 said:
    tinker411 said:
    In answer to your question - nope, neither Tesco Mobile or Sky Mobile support eSIM.

    As things stand, the only providers that do support eSIM are; the main network operators (EE, O2, Three, Vodafone) along with LycaMobile and Spusu (both of these run on EE) and a couple of niche providers.

    Tesco Mobile do. They just don't publicise it much.

    https://www.tescomobile.com/help/device-help/esim
    That link says Coming Soon. And several sections say that they hope to have eSIM available shortly. 
  • d123
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    PHK said:
    d123 said:
    tinker411 said:
    In answer to your question - nope, neither Tesco Mobile or Sky Mobile support eSIM.

    As things stand, the only providers that do support eSIM are; the main network operators (EE, O2, Three, Vodafone) along with LycaMobile and Spusu (both of these run on EE) and a couple of niche providers.

    Tesco Mobile do. They just don't publicise it much.

    https://www.tescomobile.com/help/device-help/esim
    That link says Coming Soon. And several sections say that they hope to have eSIM available shortly. 

    They are available, as i said, just not publicised, I know people who have them. The customer has to ask for one as they wont be offered without a direct request. Easiest method is in Tesco Mobile shops.
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