Globe eSIM Available End of 2018

Discussion in 'Globe Telecom' started by neilrg, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. kaboomerangle

    kaboomerangle Member

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    I've been thinking about Globe's policy to lock both eSIM and physical SIM to them and I see sound arguments for and against it. That being said, I have a proposal in mind which I hope Globe, and Smart down the line, will consider:

    Carriers should allow unlocking of the eSIM-capable phones of their customers if they are already one year into their two-year contract. Higher chances of approval if those who have completed a previous contract with them.

    Again, just a proposal on my end which I think can be viable compromise for both carrier and customer.
     
  2. textguru

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    its the carrier policy to do network-lock, and easier way to attract customers to get a cheaper phone (charge to bill). would suggest to buy phones outside these carriers and just get an eSIM from different networks.
     
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    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    No telco has an incentive to unlock a smartphone that will redirect any revenue to a local rival or international partner.

    It takes a law to get any mobile phone unlocked.

    Locally what I noticed is that the allure of getting a smartphone on a contract is the simpler amortization. Anyone can afford to buy a $1,000 + VAT smartphone if its $47.xx over 24 months.

    The dual SIM nature of the iPhones gives a perception of choice but its really a useless feature if you replace it every end of contract.
     
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    neilrg PhilMUG Addict Member

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    It simply boils down to Apple only allowing a simple all or nothing solution. Carriers can't unlock just one of the sim slots.
     
  5. kaboomerangle

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    That’s the unfortunate part of it. Apple could only just have telcos lock the eSIM and leave the physical SIM free for use. After all carriers only lock the SIM 1 during contract but otherwise leave SIM 2 free to use with another telco. Granted it’s a farily new SIM technology but still.

    I guess carrier slaves like me are always screwed, lol
     

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