1. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Quick question before I venture out to get my GF her early birthday present...

    I own a T-Mobile iPad Air 32GB.

    I want to get the GF one too but my local Apple store does not have the 32GB T-Mobile in stock. They DO have the AT&T version. With that said, I have about 4-5 T-Mobile nano SIMs laying around. If I buy the AT&T and swap out the SIM with the T-Mobile card, is it the EXACT same as the AT&T? No difference in bands, etc. correct?

    Thanks guys. I want to make sure I am getting the right thing.
    11-15-2013 10:39 AM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    It will work, the iPad air has support for 14 bands of LTE also if you use a T-Mobile sim you get 200 Megs of free data a month, it's a great deal for a light user.
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    11-15-2013 10:58 AM
  3. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    It will work, the iPad air has support for 14 bands of LTE also if you use a T-Mobile sim you get 200 Megs of free data a month, it's a great deal for a light user.
    Thank you. I have the free data on my air and I think it's great. Glad to hear Apple made this a bit easier!
    11-15-2013 11:03 AM
  4. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Here is my source iPad Air with LTE tip: You can switch carrier SIMs at will €” Tech News and Analysis

    And the official spec from apple, notice it's only 1 model number http://www.apple.com/ipad/LTE/
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    11-15-2013 11:08 AM
  5. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Awesome. I reason I asked was because I read some really convoluted and confusing thread at the Apple forums that said otherwise. I appreciate your help.
    11-15-2013 11:33 AM
  6. SpacePsych's Avatar
    Is the SIM card used already or a new one? It must be a new one otherwise you will not get the free 200mg of data. Another option is getting the AT&T one and paying T-Mobile $10 for a new nano-sim.
    11-15-2013 11:24 PM
  7. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Is the SIM card used already or a new one? It must be a new one otherwise you will not get the free 200mg of data. Another option is getting the AT&T one and paying T-Mobile $10 for a new nano-sim.
    They are all new ones. I bought 5 iPhone 5's prior to the 5S release. They all came with SIM cards that I never used so I just stored them. I picked one up (iPad Air) today and everything works great. Took out the AT&T SIM and threw in a T-Mobile one. She's been on it all day
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    11-15-2013 11:43 PM
  8. SpacePsych's Avatar
    They are all new ones. I bought 5 iPhone 5's prior to the 5S release. They all came with SIM cards that I never used so I just stored them. I picked one up (iPad Air) today and everything works great. Took out the AT&T SIM and threw in a T-Mobile one. She's been on it all day
    Should be good then. I had one and got my plan switched to post-paid. When I switched back to prepaid, I lost my 200mb. So I had to get a new SIM card. I just ended up exchanging my iPad for a new one anyway.
    11-15-2013 11:45 PM

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