Carrier Apple SIM

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Rigby, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Some observations with the Apple SIM:

    - If you select AT&T as a carrier, you get this message:

    "Once activation completes, this Apple SIM can only be used with "AT&T". You will need a new Apple SIM if you change carriers in the future".

    Very disappointing. So much for switching carriers at will. I have not seen the same message when selecting Sprint or T-Mobile, but I didn't go beyond the initial plan selection screens yet.

    - T-Mobile has a quite attractive introductory offer: 5GB of data for 5 months for $10.
     
  2. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the information. Where do you go to get the T-Mo deal?
     
  3. Rigby thread starter macrumors 601

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    You can see it on the iPad if you select T-Mobile as carrier.
     
  4. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Gotcha! Thanks! I was looking on the T-Mo website. :)

    I'll be setting this up after I pick up my Air tonight.
     
  5. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    $10 per month for 5 months ($50), or $10 total?
     
  6. Rigby thread starter macrumors 601

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    A 150-day pass with 5GB for $10 total.
     
  7. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. That's a pretty awesome deal.
     
  8. flur macrumors 68000

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    I've never used TMo, but their rates have convinced me to try them out. any idea what happens if you use up the 5gb early? Can you just buy another pass (such as a monthly pass) on top of the existing one?

    Do you still get the 200mb free each month, on top of the 150-day pass?
     
  9. mamz macrumors newbie

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    No one has yet to snap a picture of the SIM. Care to post?
     
  10. Plutonius, Oct 24, 2014
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    Plutonius macrumors 603

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    AT&T permanently deactivates the sim card if you don't use it for more than 60 days (you need to get a new sim card). They had to lock the card to AT&T in order to continue this policy.

    edit: I got the information from http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2013/01/prepaid-tablet-data-plans-compared.html but was unable to find it in the AT&T plan terms so I'm not sure now.
     
  11. Rigby thread starter macrumors 601

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    Not much to see. Just a little Apple logo and a bunch of numbers.
     
  12. flur macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like an excellent reason not to chose ATT.
     
  13. mamz macrumors newbie

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    White?
     
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  15. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Agreed which is why I went T-Mobile.
     
  16. eekcat macrumors 6502a

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    apple sim will come in space grey, silver, and gold. :cool::D
     
  17. mamz macrumors newbie

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    And 2, 64 and 128 carrier versions
     
  18. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    As said before, it's not really a whole to to look at:

    [​IMG]

    Note: The ICCID has been 'shopped up so the numbers and letters are randomized. That's not my actual ICCID (and I'm not using this SIM anyway... I popped in my old T-Mobile iPad SIM from before instead).

    Normally I'd blur the ICCID number out completely, but I wanted to illustrate something I noticed: Apple SIMs seem to have their ICCIDs in hexademical (0-9 and A B C D E F), whereas all the SIM cards I've seen from carriers are numeric only.

    It also doesn't follow the standard ICCID format for SIMs. So that's interesting.

    I'm guessing all Apple SIMs start with "A1" which is unlike how SIMs meant for mobile cellular devices are supposed to start ("89").
     

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