With the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Google included support for Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) and eSIM, which allows you to run two SIMs and device which to choose for data, calls, and texts. Now the Verizon version of the Pixel 4 phones support this feature, too.
Verizon has launched a new update for its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL that enable eSIM and DSDS (via XDA-Developers). The update is rolling out as version QQ2A.200405.005 and is based on the April 2020 security patch level.
If you've got a Verizon Pixel 4 or 4 XL, you'll have to go through a few steps to get the feature up and running. This includes finding the "Network & internet" section of your Settings app, tapping the + next to Mobile Network, and tapping "Download a SIM instead?".
After you restart your phone, you'll need to go back into your Settings app and get the IMEI for the second SIM slot. Then you'll contact Verizon to get a QR code sent to you. Scan this QR code with your phone and you can then finish setting up your eSIM for Dual SIM Dual Standby.
The whole thing will take a bit of work to actually enable, but it could be worth it. Enabling DSDS with eSIM will let you do things like run on two networks and receive calls and texts with one SIM and get data on the other, making your device more versatile. It can also help people who normally carry two phones reduce that to one.
We've known that the Pixel 4 and 4 XL support DSDS with eSIM since their launch last year, so it's nice to see the feature finally enabled on the Verizon version of those phones. If you have one, be on the lookout for this update!