iPad mini Sim question ipad mini

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

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    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

    Jul 21, 2011
  3. macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2012
    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 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    FWIW, my AT&T iPhone unlimited sim works in my Verizon iPad. It's only 3G speeds, but it works.
  5. macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    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

    Jul 10, 2010
    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

    Oct 12, 2012
    Swansea, Wales
    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

    macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    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?
  9. macrumors 68000


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I created a thread about this this morning but no one responded to it.


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