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Transfer 3G Data plan from iPad to iPad2

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Innov8v1 Calculating status...
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Mar 2, 2011 12:07 PM
I currently have the iPad Gen1 and got the 3G service data plan. I initially got my iPad when it first came out and the 3G unlimited data plan was available. I was grandfathered into this plan and wanted to know when I get the iPad2 will I be able to transfer that data plan over to the iPad2?
iPad, iOS 4
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,520 points)
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    Mar 2, 2011 12:12 PM (in response to Innov8v1)
    Hi,

    Contact your data plan service.










    Carolyn
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,485 points)
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    Mar 2, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to Innov8v1)
    You should be able to simply plug the SIM into the new iPad and it will work. Nothing else needed.
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  • robertpdale Calculating status...
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    Mar 3, 2011 10:59 AM (in response to Chris CA)
    According to AT&T you cannot swap the SIM.
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,485 points)
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    Mar 3, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to robertpdale)
    According to AT&T you cannot swap the SIM.

    Because they want you to keep your AT&T SIM and use AT&T.
    And I doubt they told you it was "carrier locked".
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  • LordMerovingian Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Mar 3, 2011 2:36 PM (in response to robertpdale)
    Actually, i've seen SIMs swapped before between iPads (for exchange purposes, repairs, so forth) and they worked just fine.

    Guess we'll see come March 11.
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  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,520 points)
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    Mar 3, 2011 5:51 PM (in response to robertpdale)
    robertpdale wrote:
    According to AT&T you cannot swap the SIM.


    AT&T told me that I could. I plan on calling again next week to clarify. By then, their reps should have had more training on the issue.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano, 1st Gen Touch, 3rd Gen Touch, 6th gen Nano, iPad
  • jataj Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2011 7:36 AM (in response to Innov8v1)
    I have the same questions and here's what I found. It sounds simple enough. I'd verify with AT&T.

    http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/03/howto-transferring-ipads-data-plan-ipad-2/
    iPad, iOS 4
  • skowhegan2 Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2011 7:52 AM (in response to jataj)
    Ok.that was a very good article i still have a question. I am selling mr ipad 1 this week. I can get all those numbers off my ipad but what then happens if i restore factory settings before i puchase the new ipad. Does that cancel the simms card and thus cancel my account?
    Thanks,
    Nancy
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  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,520 points)
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    Mar 5, 2011 8:33 AM (in response to skowhegan2)
    You're going to need to call AT&T for that information.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano, 1st Gen Touch, 3rd Gen Touch, 6th gen Nano, iPad
  • crh24 Level 3 Level 3 (920 points)
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    Mar 5, 2011 5:44 PM (in response to robertpdale)
    robertpdale wrote:
    According to AT&T you cannot swap the SIM.

    According to AT&T you can swap the SIM but you must have activated both of them.

    So, do we have dueling ATT&T information?

    They also said it would be better (easier) to just call AT&T iPad support when you are going to activate your iPad 2 and they will transfer it for you.
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  • minuccic Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2011 5:54 PM (in response to Chris CA)
    all u need is ur celluar data # and ur new IMEI # from ur new ipad2, and u are to use ur old sim card, thats what has ur celluar data # on it.
    macbook pro 13", Mac OS X (10.4.2), n/a
  • radio50 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Mar 21, 2011 11:18 AM (in response to Innov8v1)
    Today I asked this question at the Apple Store, regarding my USA AT&T unlimited 3G data plan: "Can I just move my SIM card from my iPad1 to an iPad2 and have it retain the unlimited data plan?" The Apple Store answer was "Yes, the data plan moves with the SIM card."

    I then went to the AT&T Store and asked the same question. The answer was "Yes." I said, "Even if it's 'unlimited"?'" They said, "Yes."

    Be sure to ask the question yourself before buying, of course.
    iMac, Macbook Pro, iPhone3G, iPad3G, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • mitlab Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 26, 2011 6:32 PM (in response to Innov8v1)
    Go to:

    www.att.com/ipadlanding

    edit payment information link...then update the following two fields:
    IMEI:
    ICCID:

    You get this info from the iPad (1 or 2) selct 'Settings' then 'General' then 'About'...

    The IMEI and ICCID info is on that screen. No need to swap the SIM cards. This process outlined above transfers service instantly and does NOT change the plan type, billing, user info, or days remaining. Basically anytime an ATT customer wants to move a data plan the ATT iPad web page is all you need. No phone call!

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  • MDurie Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2011 2:00 PM (in response to mitlab)
    Great Info! Support desk at ATT said there was no way to change it. Apple said only way to switch out the SIM card. Thanks for your post!
    MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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