Carrier Already have a new T-Mobile SIM, should I save the Apple Sim?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kendo, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    I got a T-Mobile SIM for tablets a few weeks ago for a penny, it was on sale. If I activate my new iPad Air 2 for T-Mobile's free 200MB a month, should I not waste the activation on the Apple SIM and just use my T-Mobile SIM? I figured I could save the Apple SIM in case I ever wanted to use AT&T or Verizon's network.
  2. EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California
    Yes, use the T-Mobile SIM and save the Apple SIM for other service at a later time.
  3. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010

    It won't work with Verizon and once you activate it for sprint or t-mobile you can only use those 2 networks.i would save it for AT&T if you ever want to change or sprint
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    It doesn't really make much of a difference at the moment, since the carrier support for the Apple SIM is so limited. Also, you can always get a new Apple SIM for 5 bucks. And with a little luck, AT&T SIMs can be had for free at AT&T or Apple stores.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that the Apple SIM can only be provisioned in Air 2 and Mini 3. If you plan to use some other cellular device in the near future, you might want to save the T-Mobile SIM for that.
  5. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    Doesn't really matter but since you have the T-Mobile sim, might as well use it.

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