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    I have an iPad 3 with unlimited ATT data plan. My wife has an iPad three with a 3gb ATT data plan. It turns out that most of my usage is on wifi (I checked my usage and consume less than 1gb/month of cellular data) and most usage for my wife is via cellular data (often exceeding 3gb/mo.) We would like to swap plans so that her iPad gets the unlimited data plan. We thought about swapping ipads, but we each use some different apps. If we need to exchange sims then won't we wind up with each others apps/accounts/itunes? How can we exchange data plans across these 2 iPads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by srkdoc View Post
    I have an iPad 3 with unlimited ATT data plan. My wife has an iPad three with a 3gb ATT data plan. It turns out that most of my usage is on wifi (I checked my usage and consume less than 1gb/month of cellular data) and most usage for my wife is via cellular data (often exceeding 3gb/mo.) We would like to swap plans so that her iPad gets the unlimited data plan. We thought about swapping ipads, but we each use some different apps. If we need to exchange sims then won't we wind up with each others apps/accounts/itunes? How can we exchange data plans across these 2 iPads?
    I have Verizon so my answer may be off a bit. Anyway, wouldn't it be easier for both of you to backup your devices via iCloud and/or iTunes? Afterwards, swap SIM cards and then restore your devices. After that, restore from the backup you made.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 02-13-2013 at 09:26 PM.
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    The AppleIDs are separate from the SIM/AT&T accounts/plans... I'm a Verizon person too... but I believe all you need to do is swap sims and all will be well.
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    No need to restore. Just swap SIM cards and done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    The AppleIDs are separate from the SIM/AT&T accounts/plans... I'm a Verizon person too... but I believe all you need to do is swap sims and all will be well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    No need to restore. Just swap SIM cards and done.
    If they just swap their SIMS, wouldn't their iCloud, other mail accounts, apps & photos remain of the devices they are already on? Wouldn't they have to at least logout of iTunes, iCloud, etcetera and then logback in with their own Apple IDs? I honestly don't know. The last SIM card device that I owned was a Blackberry BOLD.
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    They shouldn't need to do anything other than swap sims... They still want to use the same AppleID, etc. on the same iPads - no change needed.
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    Thanks to everyone for their input and recommendations. I swap Sim cards today and both ipads are working perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srkdoc View Post
    Thanks to everyone for their input and recommendations. I swap Sim cards today and both ipads are working perfectly.
    Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    ...(snipped)...hey still want to use the same AppleID, etc. on the same iPads - no change needed.
    The above totally got passed me. It all make sense now. Thanks, Keith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    If they just swap their SIMS, wouldn't their iCloud, other mail accounts, apps & photos remain of the devices they are already on? Wouldn't they have to at least logout of iTunes, iCloud, etcetera and then logback in with their own Apple IDs? I honestly don't know. The last SIM card device that I owned was a Blackberry BOLD.
    That's not tied to the sim. Only the number and plan is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    That's not tied to the sim. Only the number and plan is.
    I understand. Thanks, Garz...
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    you have to use iphone data plan

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