Carrier T-Mobile SIM question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by decon1, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. decon1 macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2012
    I have a 32G Verizon iPad mini retina and put in the Tmobile SIM. Works fine, it was the nano phone SIM not the mobile data SIM. Not sure if there is a difference between the two.

    Tmobile created a phone number for the iPad mini retina on that SIM.

    What would happen if I used another nano SIM in the same iPad?

    Is the IMEI already tied up with the first SIM?
  2. Ctguy macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    I have Verizon iPad mini with tmobile nano sim and tmobile iPad air, I tried to put tmobile nano sim from Verizon iPad mini into iPad air, it doesn't work.
  3. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    You will be fine. The rMini is unlocked. Put in new sim, power off and on, and you are good to go. With ios 7, the APN update when switching nano sims is automatic. Your IMEI is not tied up to that sim. Now if you had a t mobile rMini and tried putting in a verizon sim, you would need to call verizon to add the IMEI to their database. Verizon is still a bit backwards.
  4. erio macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2004
    I tried the other way around, iPad Air to iPad Mini Retina — didn't work. Luckily, I had another T-Mobile nano sim and it worked. I think the sim card gets attached to which iPad used for activation. :confused:
  5. clborden macrumors regular


    May 12, 2009
    Derby, CT
    So is the Air not unlocked? I'm trying to decide between the two. Unlocked would be a pretty good reason to go with a rMini.
  6. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    The Air is unlocked, just like the rMini.

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