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

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    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 601

    rui no onna

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    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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