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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Sim question ipad mini

I have an iPhone 5. Can I take out the sim and put it in my ipad mini (AT&T) and maintain unlimited Internet on the mini? If so, what do I do with my iPhone 5 to get service back? Thanks.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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I have an iPhone 5. Can I take out the sim and put it in my ipad mini (AT&T) and maintain unlimited Internet on the mini? If so, what do I do with my iPhone 5 to get service back? Thanks.
Um.....no.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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Why not? They are both from the same provider, and use the same data plan. Can someone explain why this is not possible?
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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Why not? They are both from the same provider, and use the same data plan. Can someone explain why this is not possible?
FWIW, my AT&T iPhone unlimited sim works in my Verizon iPad. It's only 3G speeds, but it works.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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If AT&T detects that you're using an iPhone sim card in you iPad (which they can do), they will cancel your unlimited data.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:25 PM   #6
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It works if you use a Verizon mini. They won't know what it is and you'll get data. HSPA, no LTE but you'll get data.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:55 AM   #7
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I'm in UK and using my Three nano sim from my iPhone 5 in the mini. Even tho everyone told me it wouldn't work.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:16 AM   #8
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I'm in UK and using my Three nano sim from my iPhone 5 in the mini. Even tho everyone told me it wouldn't work.
We're lucky in the UK with Three - excellent pricing and virtually no restrictions imposed. I spend 8.90 pounds/month (=14 USD) for 200 mins, 3000 texts and 500mb data - and I can also use the hotspot function for my laptop without issue even though it formally is not allowed. At least they don't block it.


Update: ha ha, just after I wrote the above I got a tethering warning from three telling me that I should contact them if I want to tether. I never got that with pay as you go, so I assume they enforce only on monthly plans?

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:47 PM   #9
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I created a thread about this this morning but no one responded to it.

http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/97988
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