Carrier Verizon to T-Mobile easier than T-Mobile to Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JustCrusin, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. JustCrusin macrumors member

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    So I purchased a T-Mobile iPad Air which is coming on Monday. I planned on the most part to take advantage of the free 200mb. We may eventually go to a share everything plan on Verizon. From what I am reading it seems much easier to have a Verizon iPad Air and insert a T-Mobile sim than vice versa.

    Anyone with a good/easy experience swapping a Verizon sim in a T-Mobile iPad? The few posts I have read so far seem like you really need to swap and finagle things to get a T-Mobile iPad Air to work on Verizon.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jades macrumors 6502

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    Just run to the apple store and get an imei from any verizon ipad and when you call verizon customer care to add a new line to your share everything plan give them that imei number from apple store or best buy
     
  3. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

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    Easy

    I bought a Tmobile iPad Air yesterday & dropped a Verizon SIM from an iPhone 5 in it today, it worked right away without any issues.
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Was the SIM already activated or not? I think the difficulty is getting the Verizon SIM activated. Once it is, it's smooth sailing.
     
  5. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

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    It was already active, that makes sense.
     
  6. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    I tried trimming down a micro USB from a Verizon USB internet device and when I put it in my T-Mobile iPad, it sees it but says it is not activated. Evidently it will not work with those.
     

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