Verizon mifi SIM in an AT&T iPad mini?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Plasticjoe, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Plasticjoe macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    Hello first I would like to preface this request that I am a total newbie as far as iphones, ipads, SIM cards and all of that. I recently won an ipad mini from work. It's an AT&T one. I have a Verizon mifi. I have read online that SIM cards can be trimmed down and used in other devices successfully. Is this something that I could do and it work?
    I know that the mifi I think has a standard SIM card and the ipad mini has a smaller SIM card in it.
    What steps would I take to switch it over from the mifi unit over to the ipad ?
    Would it jeopardize my account with Verizon ?
    Just curious as a total newbie on this stuff

    Thanks in advance for your replies

  2. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2010

    You can't do that, I'm afraid.

    The cellular chip in your iPad mini works only on "GSM" equipment.

    AT&T runs their network on "GSM".

    Verizon runs their network on "CDMA".

    You can't access a CDMA network on an iPad that only supports GSM. :(

    PS: Welcome to MacRumors! :)
  3. Plasticjoe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    so I guess it's not a matter of changing the SIM card... my luck.... thanks for the info

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