Use iPad sim in MIFI device

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macrumors 6502
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Can one use an iPad AT&T sim in MIFI device?

Sim size not accounted for would the MiFi need to be unlocked and GSM

or if an AT&T MiFi just stick it in?

i.e.
Sierra Wireless AT&T Elevate Unlocked LTE 4G MiFi GSM Mobile Hotspot
 

thegreati

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Feb 22, 2012
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I do not think that will work. For the same reason sticking an iPhone SIM with active Data in an iPad will not give you data on the iPad.

Let me know how it goes!
 

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What about a T Mobile sim?

I know one can purchase a TMO cell MiFi but what about a TMO sim an umlocked GSM MiFi?

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I do not think that will work. For the same reason sticking an iPhone SIM with active Data in an iPad will not give you data on the iPad.!
That is odd since the iPad sim works in an iPhone (data only but viop w/ Talkatone). Kind of like having a cellular iPod touch.

Perhaps the problem would be activation of the MiFi device?
 

thegreati

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Thats cool. Ive found that transferring an iPhone activated SIM to an iPad just asks you to activate with your carrier. Maybe there is hope!
 

EDH667

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Can one use an iPad AT&T sim in MIFI device?

Sim size not accounted for would the MiFi need to be unlocked and GSM

or if an AT&T MiFi just stick it in?

i.e.
Sierra Wireless AT&T Elevate Unlocked LTE 4G MiFi GSM Mobile Hotspot
I did for a short time (a couple of minutes) from an iPad rmini to an AT&T Unite and it worked. I don't know if you did it for a long time if it would flag your account, since the Hotspot accounts cost more.