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Hi. I have bought a Galaxy Watch 4 and would like to use it via same Virgin Mobile package/same mobile number etc. I have a sinking feeling this option is not available to me yet from Virgin. Correct? 

I have Ultimate Oomph, with TV, Landline, Broadband and Mobile. Obviously I don't want separate contract and different mobile number for my smartwatch. 

What are my Virgin Mobile options please?

Thanks 

 

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PS: I have Galaxy s21 phone.

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Hi @Dave0502 

VM stopped e-sims in August. /ESIM-Needs-upgrade-of-plan 

O2 have e-sims on certain phones https://www.o2.co.uk/help/device-and-sim-support/esim 

On O2 the following devices have both a plastic sim slot and esim capability:

  • iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, SE 2020, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 4G, S20 5G, S20 5G Plus, S20 Ultra 5G and Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 and Watch3
  • Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL
  • Microsoft Surface Pro X.

I notice you have the Ultimate Oomph package with VM, you might be able to switch that to the Ultimate Volt package which uses an O2 sim, however I don't know if you would be able to swap that number over to an e-sim, but worth asking O2 about it.

EDIT I just noticed you have the S21 which isn't listed above, however they are adding add additional esim ready devices as manufacturers release them.

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Thank you!! As I suspected. Will probably use via Bluetooth with phone for now. Would be good to have option of standalone 4G watch eventually. 

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