Do you think we will be able to take our iPhone SIM out and put it in the Tablet?

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  1. christall109 macrumors 6502

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    Assuming that the tablet goes to AT&T and assuming it has 3G connectivity:

    I really hope we can take our iPhone's SIM out and put it in the tablet. That would be amazing and I wouldn't have to chop off my other arm to give to AT&T to pay for data.

    Do you think this will be possible?

    I kind of doubt it myself since AT&T is a greedy giant telco, but it would be really cool.
     
  2. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    I can take it out of the iPhone and put it in my netbook, Fuze and Blackberry. Unless Apple invents it's own way of doing things in the hardware (which wouldn't surprise me at this point), I don't see why it wouldn't work. Assuming this tablet actually happens and anyone is in the mood for more overpriced hardware.
     
  3. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Assuming the Tablet exists......
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    And assuming said tablet will carry GSM/UMTS/HSPA enabled tech + radios.

    Saying all that, then yes.
     
  5. hsk macrumors regular

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    +1 - I would have said it is not even a consideration for a tablet, but then again they are apparently going to try and squish Amazon/Kindle and thus will probably have 3G capabilities built in - like the Kindle does.
     
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    And assuming that AT&T doesn't require a LaptopConnect plan for said tablet.
     
  7. jmb667 macrumors regular

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    :confused: I was under the impression that IF (really big IF there) a tablet happens, it'll be a tablet computer and have nothing to do with any cell carrier. I haven't seen any of the rumors which point to this fictional product being a cellular device of any sort.
     
  8. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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    They pretty much all have:rolleyes:
     
  9. gangsta77 macrumors member

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    since when could you put your sim card into a macbook? and isnt the tablet a computer? why would you put your sim card in the computer? whats the use?
     
  10. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    So you could have an internet connection anywhere you can get a 3G signal. No, you've never been able to before in a Mac laptop, but this device isn't likely to be 'just' a Mac laptop without the keyboard.

    Some are hoping it's a full featured Mac Laptop running Mac OS X with a enhanced interface to take advantage of the multi-touch screen.

    Some are hopping it's a large iPhone running a variation of the iPhone OS.

    It will probably be something in between, but if it can't run regular Mac apps, I'm not interested. I tolerate the limitations of the iPhone for a phone sized device, but wouldn't accept them for a larger system.
     
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  12. jmb667 macrumors regular

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    Must have missed those...all I ever saw (or that I bothered reading, because it's all still speculation) was something like the "macbook touch" like what was posted above. No 3G, just a tablet computer.

    Oh well, it's all bunk anyway until Apple says otherwise. *shrug*
     
  13. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just to make something clear this is just a discussion of using your iPhone's SIM in what ever 3G connectible data products Apple may release in the future.

    Does anyone know if their iPhone 3G ( or 3GS) works in their original iPhone without Jailbreaking/unlocking?
     
  14. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather it just seamlessly tether with my iPhone and not have to deal with taking the sim card out.
     
  15. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    Well, IF Apple actually sells a tablet form computer. And it was targetted for ATT. You would have to hope that it used the correct APN for your iPhone plan, or you still wouldn't have data.

    And isn't it likely that ATT would realize that you aren't connecting a phone?
     
  16. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Actually, what you asked was if you would be able to put your iPhone SIM in the tablet. As several of us said:

    1) There is no proof that such a tablet exists or will exist.
    2) There is no proof that if it did it would be 3G capable.
    3) There is no way to know what AT&T might require for a plan on such a computer.

    If you are simply asking about the technical aspects of SIM compatibility, I believe AT&T has been issuing 3G SIMs since at least 2005, all of which should work on any AT&T 3G phone. That doesn't mean that you won't be required by AT&T to change your services if you start using such a card in a new device.
     
  17. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    If the Tablet is on Verizon, then it won't take sim cards.
     
  18. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    that is pretty sweet ...awesome job (whoever made it! )

    On topic...as someone else said...wireless tethering with iphone would be great..
     

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