iPhone XS and XS Max

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  1. raypin

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  2. josephtan2k

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    Mmm, so “dual sim” is really not supported in the ph yet?
    Any news about it?
     
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    Mm..dual sim (nano/nano sim iPhone) = no compatibility problems. Dual sim (eSIM/Nano sim) = Globe is now rolling out support. Call Globe for details or backread Globe threads. Smart is not yet ready to support eSIM.
     
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    Ill read on Globe, so if this is true then one can use Globe esim and Smart nano sim? I assume that in order to do this you will have to buy an openline phone from local authorized resellers right? Thanks!
     
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    ^yup i'm using that combo globe esim + smart nano sim on my unlocked XS Max...
     
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    Benefited from the dual physical-sim function of the XS Max recently... went on holiday abroad and prior to departure I purchased a travel SIM (prepaid data roaming SIM). When I got to my destination, just popped in the travel SIM and set it to function as/provide cellular data only so all my communication lines still use my Smart number (regular call/SMS, iMessage and Viber). Didn't have to "adopt" a non-PH number while on holiday plus the convenience of not having to lug around a rental pocket wifi
     
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    Mm...which travel sim?
     
  9. josephtan2k

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    Where did you buy your iPhone from?
     
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    This one... AIS Sim2fly Asia & Australia 8 Days Unlimited Data for PhP 800

    The folks there at Travel SIM PH were easy to talk to. I guess they haven't had much experience using their SIMs with the newer dual-SIM iPhones that they couldn't provide me exact instructions as to how to set it up on my XS Max so I just had to wing it. Fortunately, it was very simple and straightforward to set it up: upon detecting the new SIM, i was just asked what function you wanted it to do and one of the options available was to use it for cellular data only. So i picked that, turn on data roaming on that SIM's settings and didn't have to do anything else after except use my XS Max as I normally would

    Connection speed wasn't really blazing fast I neither did I expect it to be anyway. But it was fast enough to use for navigation, web browsing, communication and... Pokemon Go :LOL: (tried a little YouTube as well and it was also ok but didn't use it on that extensively as not to use up the initial 4GB allowance for LTE connection)
     
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    Just got my esim from globe for my iphone XS max, and my sisters iphone XR, she is in SG and curently roaming, she activated it the esim without a hitch, i just send her a copy or the QR code, now she enjoys the benefit of having a dual sim iphone.
     
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    powermac bro...
     
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  13. icebreaker08

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    Sir ask Ko Lang, what if I buy the single sim at AJT may Apple warranty ba yun Na 1 year Sa authorized service centers of Apple here both service and parts if I purchase the Xsmax at AJT gadget? Thank you
     
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    I think as long as its the same Model Code released here in PH they will honor warranty based on the serial number. That’s what some have experienced since the iPX.
     
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    I'm sorry "if" it has been asked long time ago. If you set up your Globe plan via eSim in your Xs/Max, will it lock your iPhone's slot(1 or 2) to this network?

    If no, means you can remove this network setup anytime you like?

    Bought my FU MAX from PMC actually.
     
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    No, if your phone came unlocked initially (which I assume it is since it came from PMC) there's no way it would be locked after purchase just by using a particular carrier's eSIM.

    Yes, you can replace the eSIM with that of a different carrier or revert to using a physical SIM or both, whenever you want.
     
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    Ok great! Thanks for the help. (y)

    Now I'm set to get a Globe plan. Gonna go for the cheapest one since I have a 2k php SMART Plan. Targeting that 499 php price spot. Just a backup tho. ;)

     
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    Mm...was looking for a wireless car charger and found this in HK. Tested it and the Qi charger works with the iPhone Xs Max (with case):



    Good product.
     
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    @raypin You’re in HK now ha? So how’s the Crown Colony today? Bet it’s not as cold as it used to be...

    I still haven’t had my esim issued to me since globe csr called me if i wanted to. I find the hassle of going over to globe just to get the esim time consuming. I asked if they could just send the QR code and they still have to discuss this with their supervisor. Three weeks is that long to ask their supervisor i guess.
     
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    I'm using the same setup. Two postpaid plans, one from Globe (eSIM) and one from SMART (physical SIM). Though, the Globe one is my primary. :)
     
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