Buying iPad cellular refurb, I'm confused...

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by lparsons21, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. lparsons21 macrumors 6502

    lparsons21

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    I'm probably going to buy a refurb iPad Air instead of the Air 2 as I don't see anything on the Air 2 that is compelling to me. Feel free to comment if you think differently.



    But I've never considered cellular versions as the data is so expensive. But the T-Mobile freebie, or even some low amount on a prepaid basis is very attractive. Downside is that around my home area TMo is Edge data only. While some would think that horrible, I don't have a lot of use for data when I'm in my home area on a smartphone/iPad when I'm away from the house. But it would be nice to have the plan for my trips to areas where TMo is better.



    So about the confusion. The returns usually are AT&T or Verizon versions. Can I just buy one of them, get a TMo sim and be good to go??



    Also a TMo question. The 200Mb freebie is for 4G data, does it just then become unlimited Edge speed after that, similar to what it does on the paid data plans.



    Thanks

    Lloyd
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yes you can use the AT&T and Verizon versions with T-Mobile as all iPads are unlocked. With the 200MB after you run out the data is totally cut off until the next cycle, no unlimited EDGE.
     
  3. lparsons21 thread starter macrumors 6502

    lparsons21

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    Thanks.



    I wasn't sure how the freebie worked. Maybe if I got the pre-paid 1Gb plan then the data would be essentially unlimited as it is on the phone plans. Or maybe not, the $10 1Gb plan would be enough even if it wasn't.
     

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