Carrier Question about LTE Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TimmerSuds, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. TimmerSuds macrumors newbie

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    If i disconnect the LTE service on my mini ipad through my carrier, will the ipad still work correctly with wireless?

    Will it generate any errors because it cannot find an LTE data signal?

    I know on a Samusng Galaxy, every time you use it there is an error message about the device not being provisioned or something like that.

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, you can put the iPad on airplane mode, and then turn on the wifi and that will solve your problem.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    No need to bother with airplane mode, just turn the cellular data off.
     
  4. Mactroki macrumors member

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    A pity it is not possible to turn cellular data off from the control center. It needs to be done in the settings menu.
     
  5. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    Using the control center to hit Airplane mode and then Wi-Fi is pretty close to the same thing.
     
  6. Mactroki macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip! I did not think about it.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    That's why I offered it ;)
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    That's good if you want to turn off cellular temporarily, but it seemed to me that the OP was talking about turning off cellular on a more long-term basis. (i.e. Doing it quickly is not important)
     
  9. GoingDark macrumors 6502

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    I think OP is actually talking about cancelling their data plan with the carrier altogether, not just turning data off.

    In which case the iPad will still function exactly like a regular iPad without cellular. It's not like an iPhone, it doesn't need to be "activated" with a SIM card to allow you to go past the first setup screens or anything.
     
  10. Mactroki macrumors member

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    Sorry I missed your post. You're the one!
     
  11. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Not really. Airplane mode will also turn off Bluetooth and A-GPS, and disable location services (even if you turn Wi-Fi back on).
     

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