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imlynxy

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I've just tried T-Mobile 30 dollars Walmart data unlimited SIM in new ipad. Works with no problem. I tried hotspot and connected my Mac to it. I type this message thru t-mobile edge. Slow, but stable and unlimited :) I happy with thenew Ipad :)
 

RetiredInFl

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I've just tried T-Mobile 30 dollars Walmart data unlimited SIM in new ipad. Works with no problem. I tried hotspot and connected my Mac to it. I type this message thru t-mobile edge. Slow, but stable and unlimited :) I happy with thenew Ipad :)
Old news (T-Mo has always worked in all iPads) but good to confirm. Problem is you're stuck at EDGE (2G) speeds.
 
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imlynxy

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Yes, You can buy sim on Amazon and choose this plan 100 min/ unlim sms/ulim web. I use it on my car-spare phone.
 
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patricem

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Is this just with ATT model or Verizon too? This is my first I Pad so I want to be sure I understand. I can go to Walmart or Amazon, buy an unlimited data sim card for $30 ( to use for 1 month), put it in my ATT Ipad and I'm good to go? I understand that its the slow 2G speed.

Thanks!
 
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kre62

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Why would you pay 30 for edge when you can have LTE? Cause its "unlimited"? I have news for you. Unlimited download on edge 24/7 will be like 100 mb for the month. Waste of money and time.
 
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patricem

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Why would you pay 30 for edge when you can have LTE? Cause its "unlimited"? I have news for you. Unlimited download on edge 24/7 will be like 100 mb for the month. Waste of money and time.

Really? I know basically nothing about this stuff. I only want to use the cellular connection 'as needed'. I plan to keep my Ipad several years. Maybe I should just exchange it for a Verizon model.
 
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Gregintosh

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I think real world edge speeds are around 80kbps or so, at least from what I remember when I used to use T-Mobile on my iPhone 3GS.

Compare that to LTE, where the speeds are 20 or 30 Mbps. It is a night and day difference.
 
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