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

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  1. ggmonogram macrumors member

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    Hi,

    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.

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  2. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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  3. jns2001 macrumors regular

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    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

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    Is that the 250 mb/mo. Plan? Isnt the 1gb for 3 months the better deal?
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    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

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    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

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    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 https://www.wireless.att.com/GoPhoneWeb/goPhoneLanding.do?method=activatePayGo 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 6502a

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

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    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

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    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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