Using an iPhone SIM in an iPad Air 2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Turnpike, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Turnpike macrumors 6502

    Turnpike

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    I think I have an idea what the basics are, that for some it works and sometimes it can make a problem with Verizon, etc...

    But now that I'm actually going to do something and risk my account, buy an iPad specifically for this, etc... I want to be REALLY sure.

    What I'd like to do is get an iPad Air 2 4G, and put my Verizon Unlimited grandfathered plan sim into it. It's for a friend who is laid up, and I want them to have unlimited data (the idea of unlimited is worth as much as the unlikelyhood of them using more than say, 10GB of data which would cost far less, so I'm going to do this even with the low cost of data these days) for Youtube, Netflix, and so on.

    I know that I can't download iTunes shows (not an issue anyway) but other than that, is there any downside I'm missing, besides the cost/reward inefficiency for data?

    Will I risk my Verizon account having issues or interupting service (to the sim- I realize I'll not be utilizing the phone part of the service). But any risk for anything like misusing the service or so on?

    Is there anything else I should be aware of? This is the only thing I couldn't be positive of by reading and searching the forums, especially since this is something that can change with time.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Channan macrumors 68030

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    There's no risk. Feel free to put your Verizon iPhone SIM in an iPad without any consequences. You're obviously not going to get talk and text, but the iPad will get unlimited data if that's what your plan is. You should even get hotspot on the iPad, as I just tried my Verizon unlimited SIM in my iPad Air 2 and the ability to hotspot is enabled without the $30/month plan added on.
     
  3. hojx macrumors 6502

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    I'm not on Verizon, but I use my multi-SIM of my phone's mobile plan with my iPad. There is nothing different/wrong except for you losing cellular calls on the iPad. You will still get whatever is in your contract terms.
     
  4. Turnpike thread starter macrumors 6502

    Turnpike

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    Wow, Great! Then if there is no risk, then that's what I'll try. I just dont want them to suspend my SIM or unlimited account for some reason... Thanks!
     
  5. Channan macrumors 68030

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    They can't. You can use your data however you want.
     
  6. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Just a little warning: the SIM runs under your name, make sure your friend is not downloading illegal stuff; the first person LE comes would be yourself. If the trust is high enough: nice gesture from you.
     

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