All iPads ? Verizon Sim Deactivation/Reactivation

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iZollo, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. iZollo macrumors regular

    iZollo

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    I have a Verizon ipad mini retina and I just wanted to know if I activate sim Pre-paid and cancel when not needed and just use a 1 day 5 dollar plan from them before the 5 month deactivation sim will it stay activated for another 5 months
    I just don't want to go through the hassle to get another sim I think paying 5 dollars every 5 months will be easier.
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I don't know the answer to the question, but suspect it will work.

    I'd really suggest you put a T-Mobile SIM in the ipad instead (if you have coverage.) Free 200MB data per month, add additional prepaid data if/when you need it. See other threads regarding getting a T-Mobile SIM for free.

    You could also consider grabbing an AT&T SIM; no free data every month, but easy enough to pick up a SIM and just not activate it until you're going to need it.
     
  3. fanchee macrumors 6502a

    fanchee

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    Yes, you can deactivate, and then activate again as long as it falls within the 5 month span. You can do this multiple times, there is no limit. The only thing is if you wait past the 5 months, it can be a huge pain to try to get a new prepaid sim from Verizon. They'll want to switch you to a postpaid plan.

    I used to turn mine on and off all the time when I had prepaid. Then it just made more sense for me to add the iPad to my family share plan for the $10/mo.
     
  4. iZollo thread starter macrumors regular

    iZollo

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    Thanks everyone

    Your responses helped and I will try it get a tmobile sim
     

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