Carrier iPads now considered non-Verizon Devices?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LincolnsiPod, May 12, 2018.

  1. LincolnsiPod macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    Recently bought a new iPad Pro from Apple, swapped it with my old iPad, and Verizon is calling it a "non-Verizon" device. I've never seen this before and am wondering why it's labeling it as such. Is it because I didn't buy the iPad directly from Verizon?

    I also found it interesting that you can't pick the carrier for the iPad when opting for a cellular model anymore like you used to (although you still can for the iPhones).

    Anyone else seeing this for their iPads if they use it on Verizon? Just want to make sure this is expected behavior now.
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    Do you have 3G access on that iPad?
  3. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess


    Aug 24, 2017
    Out there...way out there
    I thought this meant it was a device not purchased directly from VZW. Both our iPhones (purchased direct from Apple but on Big Red's network) are called a 'non-Verizon' device.
  4. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    That's because the iPad will come with an Apple SIM card if you choose the cellular model. Which means you can choose any carrier right from your iPad. You can read about that further on the Apple site.
  5. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
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    Will that influence something like asurion warranty?
  6. LincolnsiPod thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    I'm using LTE actually, seems to be working fine.

    Yeah, it's been a while since I upgraded, but I used to go back and forth between purchasing direct from Verizon or Apple and this was the first time I saw a device labeled Non Verizon.

    I thought that was the case too, but I have a couple of iPhones that were purchased from eBay and they show up as Verizon devices. I think it was because they were previously used on Verizon before though.

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