If you got the Verizon Wifi+3G Model and have AT&T for your phone please try..

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  1. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

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    And put your AT&T SIM card into your Verizon and see if it works!
     
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    +1 !
     
  3. 1080p macrumors 68030

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    AT&T customers get warnings from AT&T for using smartphone data sims in iPad. Unlimited users risk AT&T messing with their plan...
     
  4. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It worked?!

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    So why are people saying they want to use HSPA+ AT&T and Verizon LTE on their iPads?
     
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    Well... I guess I should clarify... AT&T Smartphone SIM cards.

    AT&T iPad SIM Cards can be swapped with no penalty. And yes... all iPads come SIM unlocked. So you can use any HSPA/GSM SIM card and it will work.
     
  6. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    no I just have the same question as you! haha
     
  7. aka777 macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone is waiting for this question to be answered.

    If it does work, it makes the VZ version incredible value.
     
  8. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So....
     
  9. Digidesign macrumors 6502

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    Is it confirmed that putting an ATT iPhone SIM into the ATT iPad will get you into trouble?
     
  10. 1080p, Mar 15, 2012
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    VZW iPad:
    Can connect to VZW LTE, VZW CDMA using VZW SIM Card. Can use AT&T or any other GSM/UMTS SIM card for 3G service. CANNOT connect to AT&T LTE.

    AT&T iPad:
    Can connect to AT&T LTE, AT&T HSPA+, AT&T GSM using AT&T SIM Card. Can use any other GSM/UMTS SIM card for 3G service. CANNOT connect to VZW LTE or CDMA.

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    People who tried it last year reported that it worked, but then got warning messages from AT&T about it.
     
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    So wouldn't it be a better deal to simply get the Verizon iPad seeing as you could use an AT&T SIM Card to connect to HSPA+. In the end meaning you get more for your money, as in carrier options?
     
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    Well... I guess you buying the VZW version allows you to use both VZW or AT&T on your iPad... but if someone is that gung ho about wanting to use AT&T, wouldn't you want to be able to get onto their LTE network?
     
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    Has this been confirmed? I thought this was the case and made the point in a number of threads but I had no solid proof of it.

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    What LTE network? :D These guys have not even completed their 3G rollout, the real 4G will take at least 3 to 4 years.

    VZ's LTE is huge and a solid performer, however, having HSPA+ allows you to use ATT while waiting for VZ's LTE to activate in your area.
     
  14. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The reason is Verizon has much better coverage. However AT&T has great 3G/HSPA+ speeds thus...

    For traveling, use Verizon 3G or if you know it's possible AT&T HSPA+

    Then for LTE, Verizon has much more coverage so yeah..
     
  15. REDTAZ macrumors regular

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    Exact same thing I'm thinking. If this is true I'll be picking myself up a Verizon model as opposed to just WiFi.
     
  16. 1080p macrumors 68030

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    I picked up the VZW version as well... but not to stick an AT&T SIM into it.

    I got VZW because...

    VZW LTE obviously has more coverage than AT&T.

    I have an AT&T iPhone, so the iPad can bolster my coverage with the free hotspot in iPad... tether my iPhone to iPad and use Skype if need be...

    Especially when camping up north. AT&T sucks in the Northern AZ woods, but VZW works... I'll still be able to iMessage, use TextFree app...etc.
     
  17. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you think I should do the same? I mean the college that I'm transferring to is in one of the cities AT&T will be bringing LTE to... but eh. I'll check this thread later today in the morning before I heard on over to Best Buy. I'm planning on not buying another iPad for a while so I'm investing in a 64GB Wifi+3G but no idea what carrier... BTW I am already on AT&T. I got an iPhone 4S.
     
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    Question:

    I have both a Verizon and AT&T iPad arriving Friday. I will choose which one to keep. But if I were to keep the Verizon model, what would happen if I put the 3G card from my iPad 1 into it? Would I get HSPA+ speeds and would it be on that iPad 1's plan? Also, would having an AT&T sim in there preclude me from switching on the LTE and getting Verizon 4g LTE service?
     
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    You would get HSPA+ speeds.

    Also... the last question you wasted is funny.

    Here is my smart ass answer. Yes.... having an "AT&T SIM in there" would preclude you from "switching on the Verizon LTE" because you would need to physically remove the AT&T SIM card first. :D;)

    But really now... all jokes aside, you could swap out SIMs and activate the Verizon LTE SIM and swap to your heart's content.
     
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    I'm assuming no LTE if switching iPhone SIM into Verizon iPad (if it's even possible)?

    No way to get unlimited data on my Verizon LTE iPad from my Verizon iPhone? :\
     
  21. sidgriffey macrumors member

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    Haha, cool. Way too tired to think straight lol. So I live in LA. Based on whatever you know about the LTE service in this market, should I go with the Verizon model all things considered?
     
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    Are you just assuming what everyone else thinks should happen, or have you physically obtained a Verizon iPad and tested this out already? If so post a pic of it or it didn't happen =P
     
  23. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah lol... I need to know if that's true. Today's the big day!
     
  24. aperry macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, this question hasn't been answered yet? I logged on this morning for this.
     
  25. mkthunder21, Mar 16, 2012
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    Verizon supports Sim swapping between devices, so you should be good to go. Too bad your iPhone doesn't have a sim card to swap (yet).
     

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