1. prodigy1814's Avatar
    I ask this because the iPad Mini for Verizon and Sprint have the same exact model # (Model A1455) for LTE bands 13 and 25. Also, the 9.7 inch iPads use nano-SIM cards for LTE access.

    Are the nano-SIM cards on the Wifi+Cellular iPad Mini removable? If so, does this mean that I can swap out the Verizon card for a Sprint card? I have contacted Apple customer support and they were not sure of the answer. But they did say that because the Verizon iPad uses a nano-SIM card for LTE access that it would not require providing the carrier with the ESN of the device to verify if the device was purchased for their network.

    I am a Sprint customer but they have no plans to deploy LTE coverage in my area any time soon. There is only Verizon in my area. So I want to know if it is possible to switch to Sprint LTE on the same device if all I need is a Sprint nano-SIM card.
    11-17-2012 11:46 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    No. Because of the compatibility with legacy CDMA networks, Sprint & Verizon devices are not interchangeable by sim swaps.
    11-17-2012 12:17 PM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    ^ what he said and I think i remember Verizon not selling the SIM cards but that could have changed
    11-17-2012 01:03 PM
  4. Antoine Best's Avatar
    Yes you can use a vzw sim in a sprint ipad mini it will work

    Yes you will need to buy a data plan to get the SIM card
    01-28-2013 03:33 AM
  5. Antoine Best's Avatar
    Yes you will need to buy a data plan to get the SIM card
    01-28-2013 03:35 AM
  6. zeteo's Avatar
    No. Because of the compatibility with legacy CDMA networks, Sprint & Verizon devices are not interchangeable by sim swaps.
    This is correct. They re not compatible.
    04-28-2013 01:56 PM

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