Do you think it comes with the SIM pre-installed?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by deckwalker, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. deckwalker macrumors member

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    It seems very unlikely to me that the SIM would come pre-installed, but check out what the Apple page says about 3G "You don’t need to visit a store to get 3G service. You can sign up, check your data usage, manage your account, or cancel your service — all from your iPad."

    Sounds like it's pre-installed, but that seems unusual to me.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. SteveSparks macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. A SIM is included. Since this is a device you can self activate, its is not all that strange. When you purchase a pre-paid phone for ATT or TMOBILE a sim is included. Since Apple is a partner with ATT, and that ATT is the only carrier in the USA that support the frequency included in the iPAD for 3G, there is no reason not to include a SIM... Which to me is not odd..
     
  3. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    of course it will be. I expect 95+% of the iPad's users to not even know there is a "slims card" in there to begin with. Apple wants this to be simple and easy, remember how they made the 3g service control panel?
     
  4. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    The 3G service number that is installed on the account, I wonder if that can be changed to a more local number?
     
  5. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    doubtful. it is really just for billing purposes and likely will not accept calls.
     

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