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    Question Do I need a different iPad Mini to access the Internet when away from home?

    Hi there, I have an ipad mini and would like to use the internet on it when I'm away from home ie on the train and in the car etc. I went to The Carphone Wharehouse after looking on the internet and asked them about a 'data sim'. I was told that I would need another device to access the internet as well as the sim and this other device would cost me a one off payment of 50 then I could use a pay as you go sim. A friend told me that I should just be able to put the sim in the ipad and I should be up and running! Who is correct?
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    Default Re: Ipad mini help please

    If you do have the iPad mini wifi + cellular then you can go to your carrier's store and get a SIM card and a data plan for your iPad mini.
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    Default Re: Ipad mini help please

    To add to what acerace113 stated, if you only have a Wi-Fi Only iPad then you will indeed need another iPad (iPad Wi-Fi & Cellular).

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    Default Re: Ipad mini help please

    Or you need an external WiFi Hotspot such as a MiFi or the equivalent in your country.
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    Default Re: Ipad mini help please

    If you have a Wifi model(without sim) and also IF you have iPhone, then hotspot is the best bet. Good luck

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    Default Re: Ipad mini help please

    In some countries tethering internet (that is making your iPhone a hotspot so it can share internet with other devices) is free, so I would advice for you to check out if your carrier offers that, otherwise ask if you can purchase that service from your carrier. Certainly you don't "NEED to" buy another iPad, there are many other options and less expensive.
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