Apple’s new dual-SIM system solves the problem of switching between carriers on a single device. But coverage on this major network can’t handle the new tech, according to engineers.
It’s not all the time. When a physical, Verizon SIM — rather than an eSIM — is in the “secondary” position, the network downgrades the connection to a 2G CDMA network, with less coverage and no support for MMS services, according to PC Magazine.
In response, Verizon issued the following statement:
“Wireless customers will be able to activate Verizon service eSIMs as soon as we’re confident you’ll be able to have the great, high-quality service you expect from us on both your primary and secondary line. If you are a Verizon customer and you activate another carrier’s service on your iPhone’s eSIM, your Verizon service will be degraded due to the current software configuration.
“Based on our discussions with Apple, we believe these concerns will be resolved quickly and you should be able to add our great Verizon service on your secondary line before the end of the year. Until the secondary line can deliver Verizon’s full suite of voice and high-speed data services, we won’t activate Verizon service on any eSIM. This includes our own customers’ iPhones with dual SIM capabilities as well as iPhones on competitors’ networks.”
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