1. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I'm just curious if anyone has (or would be willing to try to) put a new iPad Verizon LTE microSIM in a Verizon LTE phone.

    I use an iPhone 4S as my daily driver but I have a Galaxy Nexus sitting around and I'd like to put a data only plan on it and the new iPad plans are the best priced data only plans...but unfortunately I do not have a VZW iPad so they won't let me get one of the SIMs. I'm asking to see if this even works so I can decide whether or not to go through the hassle of trying to obtain an iPad LTE SIM. Thanks!

    -mtmjr90
    03-23-2012 02:43 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    Wont work verizon uses esn on there network as well .. Swapping a sim only won't work


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    03-23-2012 04:01 PM
  3. meballard's Avatar
    Wont work verizon uses esn on there network as well .. Swapping a sim only won't work
    Not for 4G LTE devices. On the Verizon 4G network, SIMs can be swapped between devices without any trouble and all existing plans stay intact as is (same data plan, same voice plan, etc).

    I swap between a MiFi and Thunderbolt no problem, and there are already multiple reports of putting a SIM from a phone into a iPad with success.

    I would imagine the SIM would need to be activated on an iPad 3rd Gen with some kind of recurring automatic monthly billing, but it should work just fine.
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    03-26-2012 07:11 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    A data device SIM might work in a phone - but you'd likely only get data... as plans and cellular network provisioning would only be set-up to support data... and there'd be no provisioning in the voice part of the network's billing systems, so chances are high the voice part of the phone would not work at all.
    03-26-2012 07:18 PM
  5. mtmjr90's Avatar
    A data device SIM might work in a phone - but you'd likely only get data... as plans and cellular network provisioning would only be set-up to support data... and there'd be no provisioning in the voice part of the network's billing systems, so chances are high the voice part of the phone would not work at all.
    Well that's my goal I'd use it as a hotspot, and since I use Google Voice, I can use the official GV app for texting and GrooVeIP for calls. Also, since it would only be provisioned for data, the cell radios wouldn't be sucking the battery down Verizon does have a data-only plan you can buy for smartphones but it's $54.99/month for 2GB, which is a complete rip off.
    03-27-2012 02:53 PM
  6. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Well, just to confirm... I went out and got a Verizon LTE iPad and stuck the SIM in my Galaxy Nexus and it works! Thanks everyone for the discussion.
    03-28-2012 02:01 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    Well, just to confirm... I went out and got a Verizon LTE iPad and stuck the SIM in my Galaxy Nexus and it works! Thanks everyone for the discussion.
    For data only, right? No calls??
    03-28-2012 02:03 PM
  8. mtmjr90's Avatar
    For data only, right? No calls??
    Correct, you'd have to use a VoIP solution like Skype, Google Talk, Google Voice (via GrooVeIP), etc for calls.
    03-28-2012 02:30 PM
  9. itsalexaye's Avatar
    Correct, you'd have to use a VoIP solution like Skype, Google Talk, Google Voice (via GrooVeIP), etc for calls.
    is this a seperate line from your iPhone? because I have my droid bionic which was replaced with my 4S and I still have the LTE sim card for it.
    03-28-2012 06:30 PM
  10. mtmjr90's Avatar
    is this a seperate line from your iPhone? because I have my droid bionic which was replaced with my 4S and I still have the LTE sim card for it.
    Yeah I bought an LTE iPad and have a $30 monthly plan activated on the SIM which I switch between the iPad and my Nexus (as a second line).

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    03-28-2012 07:23 PM
  11. newbie695's Avatar
    Well, just to confirm... I went out and got a Verizon LTE iPad and stuck the SIM in my Galaxy Nexus and it works! Thanks everyone for the discussion.
    Hi, do you get lte on the phone or just standard data?

    Thanks in advance.
    08-16-2012 01:30 PM
  12. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Hi, do you get lte on the phone or just standard data?

    Thanks in advance.
    Delicious LTE

    ...or at least I did when I tried it a few months back. I switched my phone away from VZW so I can't confirm if it still works (though I see no reason why it wouldn't.)
    08-16-2012 01:55 PM
  13. newbie695's Avatar
    That's great!

    Thanks so much.
    08-16-2012 04:58 PM
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