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Changes to Contacts account options?

(Topic created: 04-20-2024 11:05 PM)
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JonnyTrulove
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Just received the pop-up message stating that now esims will no longer maintain their own contacts list and that all contacts need to be transitioned off of the esim category. My question is, why? What is with the 1 step forward and two steps back approach here? Sure it's easy to tie contacts to a cloud account, but if they could do it yesterday, why not today? May seem minor but it's just a step in the wrong direction. A step away from the seemless swappable user experience goal that's started with SIM cards but bae come up short over and over again. 
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realaud
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Having your contacts off the sim makes it much easier to transition to a new phone.  Keeping your contacts in Google contacts not only makes it easier to use on all your devices, but you can also access them from anywhere you have web access.  Keeping them on an e-sim, especially, they will disappear when the e-sim is no longer active. Transferring them to your device makes them accessible only on that device.

It's actually not 2 steps back, it is forward looking toward making the user experience easier.

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JonnyTrulove
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That would be true if you assume everyone wants /needs to use Google. Maybe I should have said it's 2 steps back from customer owned data vs provider scraped data.
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realaud
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Well, your carrier doesn't want your contacts on the e-sim, so find an alternative. Also, not wanting to use Google on a Google owned operating system doesn't make much sense. Presumably, you are on an Android system because you didn't want/didn't want to pay for Apple. The sims and their data are controlled by the carrier, so take it up with them.

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