Carrier Transferring iPad ATT plan to another person.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by east85, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. east85 macrumors 65816

    east85

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    Is anyone knowledgeable about the exact process to go through in order to transfer a data SIM with ATT to another person on another iPad?

    I recently purchased a grandfathered SIM and the person doesn't seem very knowledgeable about the transfer process, and neither do I.

    I believed it was as simple as logging into att.com/ipadlanding , logging in, changing billing credentials and then logging in with my iPad. Anyone have experience with this? I'm supposed to get a call around 5 to work my way through this.. thanks.
     
  2. rigormortis, Dec 11, 2014
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    rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    oh man.. this is one thing you do not want to mess up

    one accidental slip up and you lose and your friend loses.

    oh i wouldn't even listen to me, i would just keep it to myself

    i think what you do is he gives you his sim card, and he gives you his user name and password and you go into cellular settings to change the billing address and credit card.

    or he gives you the sim card and continues to pay the bill

    if he cancels his account and then gives you the sim card, then you are screwed and you don't get unlimited

    the sim must be activated and have service when the person gives you his AT&T name and password



    if you go to the AT&T store and have them switch it. there is just too much that can go wrong and you both lose unlimited...

    whatever changes you make YOU MUST MAKE ON THE ACTUAL IPAD don't go to any other websites. do not go to an AT&T store do not switch sim cards do not transfer to a different sim card, play it safe and have him give you his AT&T user name and password so you can change the info and then change the password and take over the account.

    change the name address and credit card in
    settings
    cellular data
    view account





    i think your better off if you continue searching and waiting for someone else here to chime in
    tell the seller NOT TO CANCEL SERVICE
     
  3. rigormortis, Dec 11, 2014
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    rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    if the sim card he gives you won't fit you have to cut it i wouldn't call AT&T to ask for it to be replaced to a different sim card until the billing info is put in your name using the ipad
    be safe

    once you take over the account then it should be safe to ask AT&T to switch it to a different sim card #
    i don't know if u are allowed to change the email address that the account is under using the iPad. i don't want to go there, i am too worried that someone will mess up and u get screwed out of unlimited
     
  4. east85 thread starter macrumors 65816

    east85

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    I'll double check everything on the iPad. I've pretty much edited my payment information, email address and password after logging in with MY sim. No transferring of the physical sim. I'm the buyer in this scenario. Anyways, everything seems fine so far. Thanks for the heads up. I did initiate changes to the information after logging in at att.com/ipadlanding. My device numbers are all there and correct. I'll go ahead and double check in settings like I mentioned. Thanks for the help!
     
  5. east85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't see any information for auto renew like I had on my other plans but my billing information is accurate. Do these plans auto renew no matter what? I noticed it was an option to auto renew on the other data plans. Any way to check if it is set to auto renew?
     
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  7. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    It's not that serious. You need his username and password to get into the account under iPad landing. Once in, you change the billing info to yours. And change the login info to yours. That's it really.

    You can use the sim the account is on or you can get a free one from an att store and update the sim# once you're in the account. That's it.
     
  8. east85 thread starter macrumors 65816

    east85

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    Thanks, I guess everything went smoothly then.
     
  9. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    If you're referring to the unlimited data plan, log in and change your password again. When you changed your email and password, the seller received an email of your password.
     
  10. east85 thread starter macrumors 65816

    east85

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    Whoa, was not aware of this. Thanks for the heads up!
     

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