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

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    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

    Joe
     
  2. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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