Google is expanding eSIM support in the Pixel 3 to more networks

Joanna Estrada
December 4, 2018

Google hasn't announced any Australian carriers offering eSIM as yet, but have announced they'll be working with both carriers and Android device makers on expanding eSIM availability.

To enable a consistent and simple experience across the ecosystem, we're also creating a program that allows Android device makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones. This basically means that we may see more e-SIM supporting handsets soon. Bharati Airtel and Reliance Jio are currently the only networks that support eSIM in India - for smartphones including the latest iPhones and now, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 devices' line-up as well. The country's largest telecom operator, Vodafone-Idea is still not supporting the e-SIM feature in the country.

Google promised that the ability to save transcripts would be available to public beta testers first, and then all Pixel 3 users before the end of the year, and it appears that some users are just now seeing the feature.

Google's software-first design philosophy has brought about some impressive results-like the kind of pictures you can snap with a Pixel 3, but that strategy can also have some negative impacts too, especially when it comes to bugs. Within that same timeframe the support is coming to EE in the United Kingdom, Reliance Jio and Airtel in India, along with Gigsky and Truphone in various markets.

Is this one feature you've been hoping to see expand to more devices and more networks? Users have the option to convert the regular SIM number into e-SIM.

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