Can you "re use" a micro SIM even after cancelling

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aneftp, May 13, 2010.

  1. aneftp macrumors 601

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    With regular mini SIMs with ATT, if you "deactivate" the SIM, it can no longer be re-used. You will have to go to the ATT retail store to pick up a new mini SIM and get it re activated. It's free (or you can call them and they will send you a new mini sim for free also.

    What I'm concerned about is the $15 charge ATT charges to replace a MicroSIM card.

    So if I sign up for the $15/30 iPad data plan and cancel the data contract, can the same MicroSIM be re-used again if I choose to re-active it in a few months?

    Can only the original person/billing credit card number use the same MicroSIM. Or can I give the MicroSIM to my brother and he can use it on a different iPad?

    Or is the MicroSIM that shipped with the iPad "preactivated to just that specific iPad so it can be re-activated anytime" but can't be used on another iPad?

    I can't seem to find the answer to my MicroSim questions. I don't want to keep paying $15 for a new MicroSim each time.
     
  2. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    It's a Pay As You Go service which can be activated and deactivated at will on the same microSIM.
     
  3. riam macrumors regular

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    In pay as you go phones you need to add credit evrey 30 90 o 365 days or the line will go dead, in the case of the ipad att service how does this work?
     

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