I purchased the phone thinking Esim support was coming, as posted by Samsung on this board. It is not available in the US, but I am traveling to Europe and wanted to know if I will be able to use esim in Estonia. That way I can have a local number and my US number.
I feel the feature was promised and I have not seen any explanation as to why it is not available. Iphone has it, and I would like to understand why my expensive phone cannot support it.
International boarders are technically imaginary lines, how would crossing an imaginary line make something start working? You would have had to have purchased the international version of the Note 20 for eSim to work, and then it would work anywhere (assuming you have access to the cell towers for both Sim and eSim installed).
In America, you can use eSim on an iPhone, Sony phone, Google phone, etc., so it is NOT the carriers blocking this. You CAN use your unlocked device on ANY network, ANY ONE network, as eSim adds a second carrier to your device. The answer is NO you will NOT be able to, no matter who answers. The software loaded on your phone, since it is the US version, has LOCKED this feature out. Crossing the line on a map does not magically force a new download that mysteriously enables locked out features. Removing your USA sim and adding a <Insert any country name here that is NOT USA> sim does not force this USA hardware device to suddenly load said countries version of android. It is a software lock, but is tied to the US loaded software by Samsung before they shipped it. A firmware update is the ONLY thing that will enable this, and there is no such firmware for the US hardware as of yet.
usermzeJaY3BsM is correct, the US model devices would be unable to use eSIM functions at this time. The hardware functionality is there, but the software has not been made to work just yet. So there may be a time in the future when this would work, but sadly not before your trip I would suspect.
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