iPad mini Sim question ipad mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rubined, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Um.....no.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    FWIW, my AT&T iPhone unlimited sim works in my Verizon iPad. It's only 3G speeds, but it works.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

    Blorzoga

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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.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  8. PDE, Jan 4, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013

    PDE
    macrumors 68020

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    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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    pooleman

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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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