Google is gearing up to reduce the steps in the process via its eSIM transfer protocol to help users migrate to a different eSIM-enabled Android smartphone while keeping the same contact number. As per the latest report from Android Police report, now the Pixel 8 and Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra users can use this feature.
As per Mishaal Rahman’s post, this feature for now only works on T-Mobile eSIM, which is in accordance with Google’s commitment at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023. While Samsung earlier added the eSIM transfer tool for Galaxy devices in One UI 5.1, the report added that it may be supported across other non-Galaxy devices with the arrival of One UI 6.1.
A pop-up is offered on the nearby device via the Google Play Services app and can be useful once supported across all telecom carriers.
The functionality may only be limited to US telecom company – Deutsche Telecom, the parent company of T-Mobile.