Carrier Automatic SIM Deactivation w/ non use - which cellos do this?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Chupa Chupa, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I'm buying an Air w/ cellular service for my non-tech mom. I know she will enjoy cellular service while traveling but she only does so in warm months. The other months I doubt the iPad will leave her house.

    I've read that VZW will deactivate the SIM if not used for 5 straight months & getting a replacement pre-paid SIM is tougher that a steak cooked for 30 minutes. A) is this true B) is this standard practice or is ATT, Sprint & TMob more lenient?
  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    All of them deactivate SIM cards. It's fairly standard in the prepaid world. Verizon's is after 5 months. Dunno about the others. However, it's darned easy to get a SIM from AT&T and T-Mobile. I expect being a CDMA carrier, Sprint will be similar to Verizon.

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