Selling iPad to relative: I want to keep the sim

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  1. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

    Pipper99

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    A relative wants to buy my iPad since I'm getting the iPad 2. I was planning on selling it to gazelle, but she will give me the same price. I have the unlimited data plan, and I haven't received my iPad 2 yet. I've read conflicting information: some say keep the sim because it's tied to the unlimited data plan, and others say to just call at&t and have them transfer the plan to your new iPad (and new sim).

    Instead of waiting for my iPad 2 to show up in a few weeks, I would like to go ahead and sell the iPad to her with the original sim, erase all of the data and info, set it up as a new iPad for her and then transfer my unlimited plan to my new iPad 2 when it gets here. Can I do this? If so, do I need to have info like the IMEI number when I call to transfer? If not, can she get a sim like this

    http://www.amazon.com/AT-Sim-Card-B...WGMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300153558&sr=8-1

    And use it in the iPad?

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    She can just go to an att store and get a new sim.
     
  3. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    Wow, gazelle, no thanks.... never heard of that site but wow is it a rip.
     
  4. alan111 macrumors regular

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    x2. I bought my 3g ipad second hand, and did just that. Or, she can order it online.
     
  5. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    By the way, isn't the new iPad 2 using the smaller microSIM card while the original iPad uses the standard size SIM card? :confused:
     
  6. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

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    Does AT&T charge for the SIM? If so, how much?
     
  7. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Yea, they totally ripped me off this week by giving me $550 for my 64GB 3G iPad, when no one on craigslist would even give me $500.

    Keep livin' in fear buddy. You'll be old in no time.
     
  8. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    No. They are the exact same size. I took the old one out of my original iPad and put it in my new iPad 2 with no problems. Now I can sell my original iPad on CraigsList and offer a brand-new sim installed with it as well.
     
  9. alan111 macrumors regular

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    Nope. Both use microsim.
     
  10. alan111 macrumors regular

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    Theyre very sporadic with charging. some have been able to get them for free. I had to pay though. It was $15
     
  11. Pipper99 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I had read that AT&T was charging around $25 for sim cards recently.
     
  12. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I see. :eek: Thanks for the info. :)
     
  13. Pipper99 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's the same quote that I got from Gazelle. They're a good company. I've sold stuff to them, and it was very easy and quick. :)
     
  14. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

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    when did you guys get that price quote.. was it after the ipad 2 was announced?
     
  15. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Kinda crazy isn't it? I'd love to know where they're selling these things at a profit. I tried selling mine on MR marketplace for $550 and then on craigslist in NYC…8 million people and not a bite. Even on ebay they're a tough sell at $500. Gazelle must be shipping them overseas or something.
     
  16. Pipper99 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I got my quote after the iPad 2 went on sale. I don't know how they make money. It must be overseas like you said. It's great to not have to hassle with eBay or craigslist.
     

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