Since I saw this article on how the writer used a Nexus 7 as a data only phone, I've been on a mission to try and figure out how to do this with an iPad mini or iPhone 5. Then, I got to thinking about SIM cards and such and stumbled upon this thread here on MacRumors. Basically, I want to get some feedback on if you guys think this would work. I'm currently using an iPhone 4S on Verizon. My master plan is to buy an iPad mini from an Apple store and set up the 2GB/month plan on it. Then, I would upgrade to an iPhone 5 over my current 4S. After swapping the SIMs and confirming that the mini SIM works in the 5, I would then terminate my previous contract. This would leave me with an iPhone 5 with a data-only SIM and $30/month. I would then put the original 5 SIM (now clean) into the mini and return it, thus reducing my costs. (I'm aware that I'm paying for a termination fee and such) So, what are your thoughts? Too much effort? Shady to buy the mini for the SIM and then return it? Won't work? Let me know.