Traveling abroad with locked iPhone, tether iPad my best option?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kendo, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    My 6S is under contract until Jan and I'm traveling next month abroad. I considered buying an AT&T 200MB international plan and just using it sparingly but then I realized all iPad cellular models come unlocked. Is it feasible for me to buy a data plan SIM abroad and tether my iPhone to the iPad for data? I don't need to make calls, just need Internet.
  2. EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California
    Yes, that would work as long as you purchase a data SIM that allows tethering. You could also enable AT&T Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone and make free calls back to US phone numbers.

    I would also contact AT&T customer service to see if they might make an exception and unlock your iPhone so you can just get a SIM for the iPhone.

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