iPad How exactly do I activate cellular data on my iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by venividivigor, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. venividivigor macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2013
    The sim card is in my iPad Air and I don't know how exactly I can activate it?
  2. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    1). Go to SETTINGS
    2). press cellular data
    3). Turn ON cellular data
    4). It will prompt for initiation of service. Have a cc/debit card handy.
    5). Enjoy!
  3. noisycats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2010
    The 'ham. Alabama.
  4. venividivigor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2013
    Yeah that's what I thought, but a window pulls up and says the service isn't available...
  5. JackieInCo macrumors 601

    Jul 18, 2013
    Try turning off WiFi and then trying. If this is with T-Mobile, you have to have WiFi off.

    If you had WiFi off while getting the error, try turning it on.
  6. venividivigor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2013
    I get nothing :(

    When I go to View Account in Settings, I get prompted with a window saying this "This option is not available for your service profile. To view the latest products and services from Bell, visit bell.ca" ?
  7. EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California
    I would try opening the bell.ca website on your iPad browser. It should give you the option to sign up for a data plan through that website. If that doesn't work possibly has a bad SIM and bring it into a bell store.
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    I don't know anything about Canadian providers, but that error sounds a lot like the SIM isn't provisioned correctly for an ipad.

    How did you get the SIM? Already inside a brand new ipad, a new unused SIM obtained from Bell or elsewhere, a SIM borrowed from a phone, something else?

    I'd suggest first talking to Bell, ensure the SIM is provisioned properly on their side before being concerned about the ipad.

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