iPad Can anyone confirm iPad Air - AT&T/Tmo iPad with Verizon SIM?

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  1. Jades macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone confirm if with the AT&T or T-Mobile iPad you can use a verizon or sprint sim card? Being that it's one model for all carriers now.

    Thanks
     
  2. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to know this as well. But the GSM Carriers iPads don't have MEID #'s stitched to them that would be required to use Sprint's/Verizon's service.
     
  3. Jades thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know. But the back of the AT&T iPads say CDMA compatible. I haven't opened the plastic yet because I may want to sell it.
     
  4. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    I might have a clue. Does your IMEI begin with 9900XXX, or 99XXX?
     
  5. Jades thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The AT&T one begins with 35 but so does the verizon iphone 5s and ipad air

    Might just give in now and try it out
     
  6. protoxx macrumors 6502

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    Att & T-Mobile ipads don't have the specific programing needed for Verizion or Sprint. It's not just the sim. Both have a policy of not accepting "outsider" devices. Not technological, policy.
     
  7. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok Apple Engineer.
     
  8. Jades thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LTE works with verizon on AT&T iPad
    Confirmed
    Same goes with tmobile ipad

    Sprint might be another story. Someone will need to test that out

    Surprised verizon is allowing this. Usually they're a pain in the a** with this stuff
     
  9. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you confirm that putting an unactivated Verizon SIM in an AT&T iPad makes the Verizon activation app appear in Settings-Cellular Data-View Account?
     
  10. Jades thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't because I already activated but I'm 100% sure it will work because in the verizon ipad AT&T activation screen and tmobile activation screens come up no issue
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Awesome! So these iPads are basically interchangeable. If Verizon allows other iPads on their networks, best bet for broadest compatibility might be Sprint, then. At least with Verizon, you can still get their SIM card from ebay. With Sprint, nada.
     
  12. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    I decided to get the T-Mobile Space Grey 32GB version, but plan on using it with AT&T. Hopefully it works!
     
  13. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Yup. That's the real question.

    Post paid activated lte verizon sim work on nexus 7. But verizon will not activate an un activated brand new never active verizon lte sim on the nexus 7.
     

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