iPhone AT&T SIM card with T-Mobile iPad mini retina

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by derosm2, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. derosm2 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to swap in my AT&T grandfathered unlimited data plan sim card from my iPhone 5S in to my T-Mobile iPad mini retina?

    I've done some research suggesting this was possible, but I have not been able to actually successfully get data from AT&T's network on my iPad. I would think AT&T doesn't want me doing this but that doesn't mean it can't be done...

    Thanks for you help!
     
  2. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    I am sorta in the same boat.

    Trying to use an att sim in my tmobile iPad mini (retina) but I have had some luck. (Not complete but better than nothing). Go to unlockit.co.nz select the att hspa+ profile and disable lte on the device.

    No lte but better than nothing.

    I am looking for a better answer but have found nothing.
     
  3. derosm2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just got LTE on AT&T to connect! I was able to get LTE working by following your steps and connecting via 4G first. Then after successfully connected to AT&T's network, I turned LTE back on. Just did a speed test and was getting around 30Mbps on my T-Mobile iPad Mini Retina using the AT&T sim! Awesome! Thanks for the help!
     
  4. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    Wonderful I guess I should have come back and edited my post when I discovered that too. Cheers!
     
  5. ssdaytona macrumors member

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    You guys haven't had any issue with AT&T putting you in a mobile share plan?

    I have an unlimited AT&T iPhone plan that I'd like to use in my iPad also
     
  6. derosm2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't used it much in my ipad, but I have a few times and still have my unlimited data plan.
     
  7. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

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    derosm2 What was the added cost? I also have unlimited data.

    Do you keep LTE continually? I've heard you don't need a contract and can turn off/on whenever you want/need to.
     
  8. derosm2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't received any additional charges from AT&T and no charges from T-Mobile. I haven't really used my AT&T sim in the T-Mobile ipad that much though.
     

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