Carrier Anyone gotten a T-Mo nano sim to work in an iPad mini? How?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by shenan1982, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

    shenan1982

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    Has anyone had any luck putting a t-mobile nano sim from an iPhone 5 into an iPad Mini? I'm not sure why it wouldn't work. I put the sim in, set the same APN to fast.t-mobile.com for APN and LTE, and it latches on to T-Mobile's LTE with 4 bars of signal.

    I then go into the browser then load a webpage and try to load a website. The site is redirected to my.t-mobile..... and just hangs halfway through loading the page. Out of curiosity, I go to that same page on wifi, and it just loads the my tmobile site.

    Not sure why this wouldn't work. The device is clearly attached to T-Mo's 3G and\or LTE, so why is it redirecting me, and why isn't it just working?

    Thanks!
     
  2. pocketpenguin macrumors regular

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    Tmobile blocks sims that are set up on phone plans from working on iPads. Too many people were using the prepaid $30 5-gig data plan with their iPads. Phone plan sims worked early on after the ipad 3 was introduced, which is why you've probably found lots of web pages saying it works, but it doesn't work anymore.

    You must get a new sim and set it up with a tablet plan. Try going to your local tmobile store after November 1 and get yourself set up with the new free 200 meg per month plan!
     
  3. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

    shenan1982

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    Yeah, just strange that TMO would block data.... at least give me what I pay for... who cares if I use it on iPad or iPhone, it's the same iOS\capabilities.
     
  4. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

    JOSE891

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    That sucks, I was planning on using that plan on a iPad i'm going to buy soon and on another thread ppl said it ddn't work.

    You should try these APN's:
    * wap.voicestream.com
    * epc.tmobile.com
    * internet2.voicestream.com
    * internet3.voicestream.com
     

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