Sim card swapping on ipad 3g?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by ansabakhan, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    #1
    I am about to order two Ipad 3G for me and wife....
    if i sign up AT&t service on one Ipad only ..would i be able to swap the Sim card and use at&t 3G on the other ipad just in case if i need to ?
     
  2. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    #2
    possible to cancel 3G AT&T plan before 30 days?

    it is possible to sign up for 30 day plan and cancel before 30 days , would they pro-rate the charges ?
     
  3. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    #3
    Yes you can move sim to other ipad and use it, you cannot cancel before 30 days. It's a 30 day subscription, no early canceling
     
  4. leesweet macrumors 65816

    leesweet

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Virginia, USA
    #4
    What you are canceling is the auto-renew. You are 'pre-paying' for 250MB or a month of unlimited. So, you can sign up for a month where you know you want to use it (on vacation, say), cancel it immediately so you aren't renewed automatically, and you have it for the month (for unlimited) or have the 250, if that's enough. If you run out of the 250, you need to purchase another 250 or a (full) month of unlimited.

    My interpretation of the AT&T guidelines we've seen in several places.
     
  5. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    #5
    thanks ! so that really means ... that sim card can be used in any 3G phone as well ... that's great!
     
  6. jamone13 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    #6
    No, most 3G phones use mini SIM not micro SIM. The iPad is the first device to use micro SIMs that we know of.
     
  7. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    #7
    ohh i see .. i didnt know that .. i am some one who has been with Verizon since ever so no experince with SIM cards ...

    hummmm so that means ..... if i am talking my IPAD to any other country i might not be able to use the 3G locally there as they might not have a MICRO SIM cards available there?
     
  8. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    #8
    Correct, I know for a fact Canada will via Rogers Microsims coming late May. I'm sure other countries will have them/start getting them
     
  9. illutionz macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    #9
    There are only 10 carriers worldwide so far that's using MicroSIM...
     
  10. jkester macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    #10
    Sort of... but if you dont mind doing so, you can physically cut a normal-sized sim card into a microsim that would work in the iPad:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=856875
     
  11. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    #11
    that means the CHIP is the same size then ?
     
  12. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    #12
    is there some how i can use Verizon for 3G services ?
     
  13. illutionz macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    #13
    No.... Verizon is CDMA and it's not compatible with GSM standard.

    However, if you can 'tether" your Verizon phone to your iPad, you can leech the data connection that way...
     
  14. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    #14
    ok thats making your phone into a hot spot then
     

Share This Page