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Roadglide

I have a iPhone Xs, it has both an eSIM plus a physical SIM card holder.  In the past I have always taken a spare phone with me to Thailand and purchased a physical tourist SIM at the airport.

I no longer want to carry two phones with me since my iPhone Xs is the one that I have my LINE app on, and using the spare phone as a hotspot primarily to use data to use LINE but also to have a local number for texting and talking.

Can you get an eSIM at the airport, or would you suggest moving my USA AT&T service to the eSIM and purchase a physical tourist SIM card at the airport.

Looking for suggestions and experiences.

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bfinkay

Can speak for Oz that not all our telecom providers support eSim, probably worth checking out whether they are supported in Meuangthai

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masterslayer169

Move your primary sim to esim and use the physical slot. That’s what I did. Since I’m not going to be switching my primary number, I’ve converted that to an esim to free up the physical slot. The slot can now be used to get a SIM card for any country I go.

Ideally esim would be easier for travel, but most countries have not adapted to it properly yet including Thailand. You have to buy a normal sim and then convert it to esim. Might take time and not sure if the airport guys would even do it.


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