Can you swap SIMS between iPads with cellular?

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  1. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    Can you? My son has an iPad with sprint and I wanted to know if I could swap the SIM card to another iPad model (back and fourth).
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I believe so. I've had no issues swapping my Verizon SIM on iPad Air and newer.
     
  3. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Anyone else? I'd like to upgrade to a cellular 12.9 and use my sons 9.7 SIM card when needed.
     
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    You should be able to. The only thing that I’m not sure of is if you buy it from a carrier is it locked?
     
  5. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What if it's unlocked? Kinda weird since I don't see any 'Sprint' versions for the second gen 12.9, but my sons 9.7 2017 iPad is Sprint.
     
  6. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you can!

    I’m pretty sure they are unlocked - at least AT&T and Verizon models are (I have an old Mini 2 on AT&T that I swap with my Mini 4’s Verizon sim).
     
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Sprint may not be able to.
    I’ve done it with Verizon and recently att
     
  8. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    No problem.

    I would say Try It! Worst case scenario is that it doesn’t work and you put it back in the 9.7. I wouldn’t see why it wouldn’t work though.
     
  9. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I wanted to know if anyone did it before I committed to buy an unlocked 12.9.
     
  10. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

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    I swap often between the included Apple SIM (using AOW) and U.K. and Sweden SIMs.
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    While Sprint did used to lock their SIM cards to one specific device, I believe they've stopped that practice. Alas, sorry, couldn't confirm.

    No issues with swapping AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon SIM cards (at least with iPad Air and newer).
     

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