Swapping sim card from AT&T to Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macbook123, Mar 31, 2012.

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  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Sales person at apple store claims that I can swap the sim cards to make my AT&T iPad a verizon one. True or false?
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    False. According to http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/ the 4G AT&T iPad 3 does not have CDMA/EV-DO support, nor does it support Verizon's LTE frequencies.

    The opposite is true though. A 4G Verizon iPad 3 can work on AT&T's 3G network (but not AT&T LTE).
     
  3. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    The sales person in the store I got mine from (Menlo Park, NJ) who says he has been working there for 2 years SWORE there was no sim card in the VZW iPad. When I finally convinced him there was, aside from being "shocked," said the iPad would work without it and it was only there for international use.
     
  4. Luba macrumors 6502a

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    So in areas with no VZ LTE service I could put in a blank AT&T sim card and get HSPA+ (what AT&T calls 4G), if HSPA+ was available? If yes, the best of both worlds. So just go in a AT&T store and ask for a blank sim card? Is that easy?

     
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