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I just successfully switched my Pixel 3 XL to use the eSIM on Sprint. Works out of the box now. Since I already had this phone on the line, I had to swap to another phone and then swap back with the eSIM. Everything works.

Super convenient. No more having to order the correct SIM from Sprint, and I can now swap between Sprint and another carrier easily (traveling internationally, or even using another domestic carrier).

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On 4/20/2019 at 11:28 AM, ingenium said:

I just successfully switched my Pixel 3 XL to use the eSIM on Sprint. Works out of the box now. Since I already had this phone on the line, I had to swap to another phone and then swap back with the eSIM. Everything works.

Super convenient. No more having to order the correct SIM from Sprint, and I can now swap between Sprint and another carrier easily (traveling internationally, or even using another domestic carrier).

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Well, presumably I'll activate my Pixel 4 on eSIM, so won't need to worry about ordering a new SIM each year like I have been for the last 4 years.

When traveling internationally, the convenience and price of Sprint's roaming plan is really hard to beat, so I don't see myself changing plans when traveling.  

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On 4/16/2019 at 7:28 PM, ingenium said:

Can you link to the thread? To my knowledge the only way to do it is indirectly via Fi. I don't believe Sprint will directly allow the use of the eSIM.

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@lilotimz  mentioned that in Reddit. I don't know exactly.

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@lilotimz  mentioned that in Reddit. I don't know exactly.
Yeah, I ended up figuring it out. I'm the one who showed lilotimz

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4 minutes ago, ingenium said:

Yeah, I ended up figuring it out. I'm the one who showed lilotimz emoji6.png

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Since you have Pixel 3, how is the eSIM activation process? Is it complicated?

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5 minutes ago, dnwk said:

Since you have Pixel 3, how is the eSIM activation process? Is it complicated?

Nope. It's really easy, especially if you don't already have the Pixel 3 on your line. You just go to Settings and search for Carriers (or go to Settings, Network & internet, Mobile network, Advanced, Carrier). Tap Add Carrier, and then select Sprint and login to your account. They'll text you a one time authentication code to login, so don't turn off your old phone first. And that's pretty much it.

If the Pixel 3 is already on your line, you'll have to swap it off first to an unused phone. There's no way to switch directly from a physical SIM to an eSIM without having an intermediate device.

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Just now, ingenium said:

Nope. It's really easy, especially if you don't already have the Pixel 3 on your line. You just go to Settings and search for Carriers (or go to Settings, Network & internet, Mobile network, Advanced, Carrier). Tap Add Carrier, and then select Sprint and login to your account. They'll text you a one time authentication code to login, so don't turn off your old phone first. And that's pretty much it.

If the Pixel 3 is already on your line, you'll have to swap it off first to an unused phone. There's no way to switch directly from a physical SIM to an eSIM without having an intermediate device.

Good information. Thanks. I am hoping Android Q will bring eSIM / Physical SIM dual standby.

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So I know this isn't necessarily the place for this question but I'll ask anyway since Sprint support has been no help at all. I can't get Sprint Visual Voicemail (VMM) to work on my unrooted, stock Pixel 3 (not 3a) that I bought in November. It worked until about mid-December then stopped. I can download the app however when someone leaves me a voicemail it just doesn't show up...even after yesterday's update. No notifications, not in the app, no nothing. I know I have a voicemail because I can still dial into voicemail from the phone and hear it.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app 100 times and even factory reset the phone once. No change. I do get these notification when I open VMM. Anyone have any advice? I'm hoping there will be more answers out there since Sprint is carrying the Pixel 3 now. I just want visual voicemail like it is 2015.

 

PS I know Google Voice is an option...I just don't really want to do it.

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So I know this isn't necessarily the place for this question but I'll ask anyway since Sprint support has been no help at all. I can't get Sprint Visual Voicemail (VMM) to work on my unrooted, stock Pixel 3 (not 3a) that I bought in November. It worked until about mid-December then stopped. I can download the app however when someone leaves me a voicemail it just doesn't show up...even after yesterday's update. No notifications, not in the app, no nothing. I know I have a voicemail because I can still dial into voicemail from the phone and hear it.
I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app 100 times and even factory reset the phone once. No change. I do get these notification when I open VMM. Anyone have any advice? I'm hoping there will be more answers out there since Sprint is carrying the Pixel 3 now. I just want visual voicemail like it is 2015.
 
PS I know Google Voice is an option...I just don't really want to do it.
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That's really weird. I haven't had any issues like that with the Sprint VMM app, other than it taking about 6+ hours to notify me of a voicemail. And when I mark them as read about half the time it won't clear the persistent notification and I have to force stop the app.

Have you called Sprint about it? Now that they sell the Pixel you should be able to get support?

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1 minute ago, ingenium said:

That's really weird. I haven't had any issues like that with the Sprint VMM app, other than it taking about 6+ hours to notify me of a voicemail. And when I mark them as read about half the time it won't clear the persistent notification and I have to force stop the app.

Have you called Sprint about it? Now that they sell the Pixel you should be able to get support?

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Thanks for the response, ingenium. I've contacted them via visualvoicemail@sprint.com and at least got a response there...they said to wait for the update that happened yesterday. It didn't help. General Sprint support has been less than helpful. Maybe I'm just not being patient enough for the voicemail to show up...I'll try waiting 6 hours! I just wish they'd let us use the default voicemail in the phone app. I'm tired of calling my voicemail after missed calls like a caveman. I have a feeling the root of the issue is the app is unable to verify my account. 

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