iPad non-activated SIM status message

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  1. philMBP macrumors 6502

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    If I put in a non activated SIM, what will it display in the status bar area? Will it say "no service"?

    I am not going to get a data plan for my iPad. However I would like to get rid of the "No SIM" message in status bar and at startup.

    Anyone try this?
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    a deactivated SIM card will say "No Service" after "Searching..." fails.
    having no SIM at all will say "No SIM"
     
  3. Night Spring, Jun 4, 2013
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    Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I have a cellular iPad without a data plan, and it just says "iPad" at the top. I just kept the old SIM in it when I cancelled the data service.

    Oh, and I have Cellular Data turned "off" in Settings.
     
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    if you turn cell data on, it should say "No Service".
     
  5. philMBP thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. philMBP thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Forgot to ask... so it won't display the SIM carrier name?
     
  7. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    it should just say no service. it gets carrier alpha tag info from the tower. if theres no connection to the tower to get that info, it wont be displayed. however, under the about screen in settings, it will read the carrier info there since it recognizes the SIM carrier. but what appears on the screen itself only displays current connection info.

    for example, i put an old deactivated att sim card in my verizon iphone 5. the screen said "Searching" for a few minutes and eventually changed to "No Service". in the about screen, the carrier info changed from Verizon to At&t though.
     

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