iPad Pro 12.9 Gen II Pro LTE and this "Embedded Apple Sim"

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macrumors 6502
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Ipad will be here Monday.

I have the original Pro 12.9 LTE. AS you Apple cats know, it didn't have this embedded sim. Now the Gen II model does.

I use the 12.9 LTE Pro Gen I on a T-mo data line (unlimited-included with the TMO-One Plan). I want to use the GEN II Pro on this plan.

I read there is an additional Sim Tray on the 12.9 Pro GenII model (is this true?), so I could just put the TMO sim in there..

BUT...

am I able to use the embedded Apple Sim already in the machine with my already setup TMO plan? OR is there some hoop jumping involved?

Background: Android User. The Pro (Gen I) is my first apple device (the PRO Gen II is my second), so I don't fully understand the Apple ecosystem in regards to this Embedded Sim...
 

SDColorado

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Nov 6, 2011
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Ipad will be here Monday.

I have the original Pro 12.9 LTE. AS you Apple cats know, it didn't have this embedded sim. Now the Gen II model does.

I use the 12.9 LTE Pro Gen I on a T-mo data line (unlimited-included with the TMO-One Plan). I want to use the GEN II Pro on this plan.

I read there is an additional Sim Tray on the 12.9 Pro GenII model (is this true?), so I could just put the TMO sim in there..

BUT...

am I able to use the embedded Apple Sim already in the machine with my already setup TMO plan? OR is there some hoop jumping involved?

Background: Android User. The Pro (Gen I) is my first apple device (the PRO Gen II is my second), so I don't fully understand the Apple ecosystem in regards to this Embedded Sim...
You should be able to just use the embedded SIM in your new iPad. I previously had the 9.7" iPad Pro with the embedded SIM, at the time of purchase I was on TMO. I simply had to call TMO and they went through the setup with me and got it up and running in no time.

No additional SIM required until I switched to Verizon and then had to add a Verizon SIM.
 
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seadragon

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This is all we get in Canada with the embedded SIM. I've never even heard of these "carriers" and they're certainly not mainstream here. Totally uselesss. :mad:



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SDColorado

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This is all we get in Canada with the embedded SIM. I've never even heard of these "carriers" and they're certainly not mainstream here. Totally uselesss. :mad:



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Pop out the carrier and add a SIM card for your carrier of choice. You should then be able to set up a new plan or add your iPad to an existing one.

In my case I just added the Verizon SIM and added it to my existing Verizon account.
 
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