Carrier Purchased iPad rMini (T-Mo) want to switch to (AT&T)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ggmonogram, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. ggmonogram macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2008

    I purchased T-Mo rMini, and found out the reception at my work place sucks.

    I would like to keep this T-Mo ver because I already applied screen protector to it, so I decided to go to AT&T and sign up for a $14.99 plan, which I did, however the way he signed me as is POST-PAID approach, which i was charged $36 1-tim activation fee plus a whole bunch of surcharges (like 911 fee on an iPad?!?!).

    I called AT&T and they said I have to sign up as PRE-PAID. So that it will be like plug it in like regular iPad (ATT) user, sign up for the service on iPad.

    So my question is, how can I get a brand new Nano SIM? I called that AT&T CS who signed me up he said he doesn't sell it (well.....), I also called Apple store they said I have to ask CARRIER to get my SIM, anyone experienced this before? Thanks for answering.

  2. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2013
    The Clinton Archipelago unfortunately
  3. jns2001 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2009
    Just go to an AT&T Store and ask for a chip, they will give it to you and you can sign up as pre paid from your ipad.
  4. JSalig macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    Is that the 250 mb/mo. Plan? Isnt the 1gb for 3 months the better deal?
  5. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Yep, the 1GB/3 mo data pass is better. Of course, if you can get good signal, T-Mobile's 200MB free data is much better. :)
  6. ggmonogram thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2008
    i went to two store and they force it to activate with their post-paid plan which charges a lot surcharges. I guess I will need to purchase a SIM from AMZ or eBay then.

    ps. from above method to activate it online thru webpage, that option is still "post-paid'. :(
  7. ggmonogram thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2008
    question, i got my new unactivated sim card, when i put it in it says NO SERVICE so obviously i need to activate it by going to right? Yes and after putting in IMEI it says cannot determine my device type, it gives me 2 options, 1 is BASIC MESSAGING 2) Smartphone, so who has idea whether or not i should choose which of them, and which plan????? please advise.
  8. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    Go to settings, cellular , view account. Does plan options menu pop up?
  9. ggmonogram thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2008
    It didn't when the first time i attempted, so i went to the activate webpage. i got that question i asked above, and i stopped proceeding.

    But now I retry on the popup thingy, it worked. HAHA
  10. ggmonogram thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2008
    thx all lol, so everything is set,

    1) ATT $25/1GB 3Months. LTE takes a while to kick it automatically.

    2) T-Mo $0/200MB 1Month. LTE.


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