Is it possible to make iPad 3G PAYG?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Aliencowboy69, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Aliencowboy69 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Instead of getting monthly plan for iPad, would it be possible to buy a normal pay as you go Internet dongle, then cut the sim card down using a cutting tool (as can be found on by searching for Item number: 10563347843)

    I don't know if I picked this up properly, but although there is no contract for the sim, just a rolling contract that can be cancelled at any time, if you were to only use the 3G for 1 day of the month do you still need to pay for the full month? If so I think PAYG would be a better option.???
  2. Seamaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2003
    Orange offer PAYG on their iPad plan.

    Alternatively, both Orange and O2 offer single day tariffs.
  3. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I think he's based in the US or another country...

    Either way, you could, but it's probably against their T&C's.
  4. nharrisn macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    I travel quite a lot and this is what I do. I buy a local PAYG sim card, cut it down, put it in my phone to activate it and top it up then take it out, put it in the iPAD and away you go. When you need to top it up again you will need to put it back in a phone to dial in the top up code. Don't forget to enter the APN of the local sim card service.
  5. Aliencowboy69 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010

    Just a normal sim card? Or does it need to be set up for data?
  6. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    I thought the iPad was payg... No contract, ability to cancel service whenever.

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