1. Tom Munch's Avatar
    I just went through the cellular plans for each of the carriers on my iPad Air 2. TMobile and Sprint don't say this, but the AT&T signup says you can only use the SIM on AT&T once it's activated on AT&T, and that you'll have to get a new one from Apple if you decide to change to another carrier.

    So much for trying out a different carrier for a few months.

    BTW, you have to contact Verizon for their SIM if you want to go with them.
    10-24-2014 03:08 PM
  2. jdkaufman's Avatar
    My understanding is that the apple sim is built in...you can't just "get a new one". You'd have to get a new iPad? Something wrong there.
    10-24-2014 03:36 PM
  3. Closingracer's Avatar
    My understanding is that the apple sim is built in...you can't just "get a new one". You'd have to get a new iPad? Something wrong there.
    No it's not . It's like any other sim but just isn't branded . Verizon requires you to get their own branded sim to insert


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    10-24-2014 03:45 PM
  4. jdkaufman's Avatar
    Yep. My mistake. I use AT&T for my iPhone, but I'll probably go with t-mobile for the pad...they appear to have a better plan, and I don't like at&t's stance on this.
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    10-24-2014 04:26 PM
  5. karmamule's Avatar
    I tried adding my new iPad air 2 to my t-mobile account and it keeps getting an error at the end. When I call all they say is "you need to get a t-mobile sim". The first couple people I talked to had no clue about the apple sim, and the last one said he checked with some people who knew about it, but that they said there were problems with the apple sims and confirmed I need to go get a t-mobile sim.

    So, their policy may be nice in theory, but it's not much good if it doesn't actually work!
    10-24-2014 08:21 PM
  6. imtravis's Avatar
    AT&T required I use their SIM, so I still have my inactivated Apple SIM I'll keep handy if I ever decide to switch. Apple will also replace the SIM for free if a carrier locks it and you want to switch.
    11-01-2014 11:42 PM

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