VERIZON ipad 3 on ATT mobile share

Discussion in 'iPad' started by djmodifyd, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. djmodifyd macrumors regular

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    hey all have a question.

    I'm too lazy to type out all of the numbers...but it would be cheaper for me to use my ipad on my att mobile share plan with our 2 iphones, rather than paying the prepaid on the ipad every month.

    question is...is using a verizon ipad on att still doable? Can I just go into the store and get a new att sim from them and do it, or would it not be very easy?

    I know i could only use "4g" on the ipad on atts network, and not LTE, but that would be ok.

    Any input?

    Thanks
     
  2. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Yes. All Verizon iPads are unlocked for GSM (including att). U just need activated att microsim to put in iPad. U are limited to hspa plus speeds and won't have LTE data speeds.

    Costs u $10 to add per month on mobile share
     
  3. djmodifyd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there anything I need to do on the iPad? Or just pop in the sim and it will work? I searched but can't find the info.
     
  4. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    You just need to inset an ATT activated sim. That is all.
     
  5. vince. macrumors newbie

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    whoa - good to know! I bought the verizon iPad3 because they were the only ones offering LTE in my area, but my phones are all AT&T.

    Being that I RARELY use the data on my iPad3, I'd rather pay $10 to use the pooled data when needed than spend $20 on 2GB of which I only use 600MB maybe every other month...
     
  6. djmodifyd thread starter macrumors regular

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    I remember something about having to change the APN settings on my ipad?

    Is that not the case any longer, or do I still need to do that?

    Thanks
     
  7. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it will work with a mobile share plan since AT&T will need to activate the Verizon tablet onto your AT&T mobile share plan plus charge the $36.00 activation charge.

    It will work with a pre-paid plan as long as you sign up the SIM on another AT&T iPad.
     
  8. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    If you have a FAN discount. Most "new activation" $36 fees can be waived.

    Yeah it's kinda of screwy of att to charge the $36 tablet mobile share activation fee.
     
  9. djmodifyd thread starter macrumors regular

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    For those of you that are interested. It works.

    Now sharing 10 gigs a month, added Verizon ipad to AT&T mobile share. 4g is almost as fast as Verizon lte
     

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