Using 3G

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Sn0wball, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Sn0wball macrumors regular

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    Placed my Orange sim card into my ipad 2, switched mobile on in the general settings and I found I connected to the internet straight away.

    How is this possible, given that I haven't entered any payment details or contract?

    It also gives me the option to choose other providers such as T-Mobile, which I can also connect to and use.

    Again, how can I do this when they don't have my payment details?

    Thanks, Sn0wy.
     
  2. Sn0wball thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Depends on the contract you created, it might be giving you a trial phase after which you need a permanent contract?
     
  4. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Where did you get the SIM card? It might come ore-loaded with data.
     
  5. Sn0wball, Apr 25, 2012
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    Sn0wball thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Orange SIM card was bundled with the iPad2 when I first got it a year ago. No bundled contract or anything. I got around to registering the sim card with Orange last week and she did a credit check without taking any payment details. All she did was register the SIM number and took my address.

    I then inserted the sim and the ipad started working.(It is proper 3G, as I'm away from public wifi). I just wondered how this was possible without any payment details being taken nor logging in required. Will I just receive a bill in the post?

    What puzzled me more is that the ipad sometimes connects to T-Mobile (even though automatic carrier selection is off) and it works properly, even though I have the Orange sim. Why does this happen given that I have an Orange sim, and how will T-Mobile bill me given they don't know anything about me?

    I don't even know the charges for what I'm using as I have no online accounts with any of them. My iPad wont/can't connect to the orange.co.uk/youraccount server to create an online account.

    Thanks
     
  6. Dylan35, Apr 25, 2012
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    Dylan35 macrumors newbie

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    orange use t-mobiles network and visa versa..... they merged into Everything Everywhere but still operate separate branding :)

    Are you sure orange have not got payment details..... phone and check
     

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