iPad Will Verizon or AT&T iPad Air work with T-Mobile?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by slapple, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. slapple macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    I want to try to take advantage of a Black Friday deal, but looking at target.com, they only carry the iPad Air for Verizon and AT&T. What if I want to use the T-Mobile data plan? Would either the Verizon or AT&T model also work with T-Mobile?
  2. Akack, Nov 23, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013

    Akack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2011
    Yes either "model" would work on t mobile.

    However, would get the Verizon over the AT&T "model" bc this gives you an easy option if you ever wanted to use it on verizon.

    It may be difficult to activate a non verizon model for use on Verizon.
  3. EZB macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2013
    I have a verizon ipad retina mini on t-mobile. It works great.
  4. slapple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    What if I ever wanted to use it on AT&T? Would the Verizon version work with AT&T?
  5. EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California
    Yes, if you buy the Verizon version, it will work on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. I just purchased a Verizon iPad Mini Retina and took out the Verizon SIM and put in my AT&T SIM and it works great without changing any settings.
  6. oops1975 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Frisco, TX
    Yes. Verizon works on AT&T. I have a Verizon iPad mini with Retina which I am using on AT&T. In fact, if you ask the Apple Rep in the store, they will give you AT&T sim card as well.
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Yes. My Verizon iPad Air works on both T-Mbile and AT&T SIMs as well. You'll be fine with that.
  8. kap09 macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2009
    Not your exact question but might be a useful data point. I've got a T-Mo air that runs on VZW when I swap my iPhone sim over.

    That said I have read about numerous issues getting service activated on iPads not originally sold for VZW, so I'd suggest picking up one of theirs to maximize your options.

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