T-Mobile unlimited iPhone plan SIM swapped to iPad?

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  1. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously it will work, but will there be repercussions?

    Will the data usage count against the tether allowance for that phone number? Or will it work as unlimited - perhaps throttle once it goes over 23GB?

    Appreciate the feedback if anyone has tried this on an unlimited plan.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Never tried this, so take this with a grain of salt…but I believe you'll probably get data only up to the allotment that you have for the iPad. No voice.

    SIM cards for tablets are data only, I know that much at least.
     
  3. johnothy macrumors regular

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    I tried this with the $30 prepaid phone account I have with them. The sim would not function in the iPad. However, I believe it did work when I took a T-Mobile iPad sim and put it in a phone for data.
     
  4. Sketchr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering if it would work for an iPad air that was purchased from Apple, which originally was used for a prepaid at&t account.

    My iPhone SIMs on a data plan (postpaid capped, not unlimited) with at&t currently work on it with no problem. But of course it counts against my data allotment.

    So, it likely won't work the same with TM on an unlimited plan. But, I was hoping it would.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Someone test it out for the op please and give us some input.
    All my iPads are wifi only so I can't stick my tmobile sim to see.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm sorry, I don't know. And I cannot test either since supposedly my own iPad is locked.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 21, 2016 ---
    Tsk, tsk, AJ! Not springing for the LTE-enabled iPads? For shame, sir! :D :D
     
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