Re-use iPad microSIM after cancelling data plan?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aneftp, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Just went to the ATT store (they gave me a couple of spare MicroSIMs free of charge).

    Anyways, I canceled my data plan for this month. I noticed I can't get the "3G" data icon next to the ATT on the upper left hand corner.

    That means the microSIM card is "deactivated" I know with regular att sims, once a sim is deactivated, you can't reused it again.

    But can you "reused the MicroSIM" on the iPad? The ATT store rep told me I can't. That's one of the reasons they gave me another microSIM.

    I am trying to reused the original microSIM that I was using with my iPad 3g and I can't sign up for another data plan. Only if I use wifi will it let me sign up for the data plan.

    So I am think the ATT rep is wrong? I can still re-use the micro SIM card that's originally came with my iPad 3g? If that's the case, why can't I access "view my account" under the cellular option under my iPad. I can only access it via wifi at this time.
     
  2. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    My understanding is that you're supposed to be able to start and stop the data plan as much as you like without having to get a new SIM each time. Was there some specific reason your SIM needed to be replaced? Also, you're supposed to be able to activate (or re-activate) the data plan over 3G, not just wi-fi.
     

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