I have a VZW new iPad that doesn't have a prepaid data plan. Instead, it has my MIFi SIM and works the same. I had to cut it down to size for the iPad, however, I messed up and cut about 1mm at the edge. However, it still worked when I put it in; LTE and Hotspot as well. Anyway, I noticed that in a low service area, I tend to see the status bar fluctuate a lot more and go to searching than when I had the original prepaid micro SIM. I have canceled that account, so the SIM is dead but have another. But, I'm wondering if the error in cutting my SIM can result in this fluctuation. Also, if asking for a replacement, would they provide a regular SIM or microSIM? Thanks! EDIT: Photo of my SIM Card. LEFT: MiFi SIM that was cut a little too much to be a micro SIM. RIGHT: Normal micro SIM.