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EU eSIM works in UK?

I may travel on holiday first to EU, then to UK.  The plan was to acquire a eSIM card to use in both, but I wonder if that may have gotten all Brex'ed up as an unforeseen consequence of recent political changes?  I've heard that some eSIMs don't work in Switzerland for just this reason, but don't actually know.

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The big change for us was the loss of included roaming. But I don't think that's the problem here.

There's a whole stack of  different questions, possibly best to start with something like:

https://www.myuksimcard.com/blog/will-my-cell-phone-work-in-the-united-k...

... and if anyone can find anything better or more independent please add a link.

How any slots does your 'phone have?

And some countries restrict visitors buying a local card:

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/sim-card-registration-laws/

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Thank you Jonathan. My iPhone 11 has a single SIM card slot, but my intention had been to get a eSIM rather than a physical SIM card. 
 

edit -- Here is a more recent article, containing a warning about Switzerland and possibly UK at the end:

https://thesavvybackpacker.com/best-esim-for-europe-travel/

Smile Sean

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... so your USA contract and card are irrelevant?

Where would you like the contract for the eSIM to be located? And where would you like access to be available?

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Well, temporarily irrelevant, yes. Just as it would be with a physical SIM card. The main advantages are, easier to activate/use, and can switch between the two instantly if needed, such as my bank or similar texting me a security code as part of 2 factor authentication or similar. 
 

And yes, my 'phone is unlocked. 
 

The plan is to have the phone work as normal in at least Ireland and UK. 

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I use https://www.airalo.com in Canada and https://www.airalo.com/europe-esim shows 39 countries including UK.

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Thanks Tony.  It looks like there are a LOT of options; there are plenty of eSIM providers out there.

There being no issue using a "Europe" plan in UK or a UK plan in Europe is a big relief.  It's what would seem logical, but... all too often, that which seems logical isn't implemented for some unknown reason, which always boils down to money in some way.

Smile Sean