iPad GoPhone sim in Verizon IPad Air?

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  1. macsation macrumors member

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    As the title says, I have a Verizon iPad Air. I swap sims between my work iphone and a Gophone sim. When I put the Gophone sim in the iPad, it doesn't work and kicks me a message that I need to subscribe to a data plan.

    The GoPhone sim works perfectly in my work Verizon iPhone 5 however.

    Does this sim need to be provisioned by Gophone to work in a tablet?

    I've read all over that the new iPad is in fact one model, sim swappable between T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T, so the Gophone sim should work.
     
  2. thehype31 macrumors regular

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    You may have to change the APN settings to mirror the APN settings on your phone so it isn't trying to connect to the network as a tablet. You want the network to see it as a phone.
     
  3. macsation thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh ok, great suggestion. I'll try after work. Thanks!
     
  4. macsation thread starter macrumors member

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    May be a silly question, but how do I change the iPad's APN settings without it being jailbroken again?

    Also, how do I view the phone's APN settings?
     
  5. wxman2003 Suspended

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    On your ipad, open safari and go to the following site. It should help you set up your ipad for the GoPhone carrier.

    http://www.unlockit.co.nz
     
  6. macsation thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome, thanks for the helpful info! Would you happen to know which I should choose for AT&T Gophone?

    I know back in the day I chose AT&T broadband for Straight Talk.
     

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