iPad sim card in an iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mlmwalt, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking of using my old iPhone like an iPad. I don't want any voice service on it, only data, like an iPad. I was thinking just replace the iPhone sim card with an iPad sim card, but figure it runs off the IMEI or something and won't allow you to do this, correct? Has anyone tried this or is it even possible?
     
  2. DanielNTX macrumors 6502

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    They will force you to choose a new plan because the device is voice capable.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Yep, not sure which carrier you use but if ATT they will send you a message that the device is not provisioned correctly and if you ignore, they will take the liberty of tacking on a voice plan.
     
  4. mlmwalt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on VZ. That's a bummer about AT&T. What about one of the CDMA discount carriers like cricket?
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Cricket isn't CDMA anymore, they're GSM. And unfortunately, they don't have an iPad plan (I've looked). If you bring an iPad to them, you basically end up getting a phone plan, just can't use voice.
     

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