AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards on new iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by David Howard, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    I concur that the store people at T-Mobile are clueless (or claim to
    be clueless) about the free data for life plan.

    So, that's why I suggest you print (or keep the URL handy) the T-Mobile
    web page on the topic when you go there.
     
    David Howard, Oct 27, 2014
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  2. David Howard

    bj Guest

    I saw that page before.

    But I saw no way to get through the process for just a SIM, no plan.
    bj
     
    bj, Oct 27, 2014
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  3. David Howard

    Erilar Guest

    I've had a T- mobile SIM since I bought this iPad, but had no data.
     
    Erilar, Oct 27, 2014
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  4. David Howard

    Erilar Guest

    They won't let me. I've NEVER had a T- mobile phone.
     
    Erilar, Oct 27, 2014
    #44
  5. David Howard

    Erilar Guest

    1. No t-Mobile store closer than several hours' drive.

    I bought the iPad with a T-mobile SIM, but T-mobile via phone or web would
    not give me free data.
     
    Erilar, Oct 27, 2014
    #45
  6. David Howard

    Bert Guest

    The so-called "free" data is an additional 200MB added to an existing data
    plan. For example, the cheapest 1GB mobile data plan at $20/month:

    Includes up to 1 GB of 4G LTE data on our network. PLUS, get up
    to 200 MB FREE monthly 4G LTE data for as long as you own your
    tablet.

    Now, a plain reading of that might suggest that once you've initiated the
    plan at $20/month, you should continue to get the free 200MB "for as long
    as you own your tablet" even if you cancel the original plan. The fine
    print reads

    Free Data for Life: Eligible device req’d. No roaming. 200 MB
    free data avail. every 30 days for as long as you own and use
    registered device with T-Mobile. Usage applied first to passes,
    next to free data, then to Mobile Internet allotment. If you
    have a monthly plan (req’d for device financing), 200 MB is
    added to allotment.

    If you go over to the prepaid plan page, you find this:

    Get 200 MB of data FREE every month on your tablet with an
    active Mobile Internet account.

    The fine print there is:

    Free Data: Eligible device required. 200 MB free data available
    every 30 days for as long as you own and use registered device
    with T-Mobile. No roaming. Usage applied first to passes, next
    to Starter Data, then to Mobile Internet allotment.


    I really don't know how any of this works in reality.
     
    Bert, Oct 27, 2014
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  7. David Howard

    Guest Guest

    you don't need to choose a plan when buying a sim.

    you buy the sim and a few days later, the sim arrives, or, go to a
    store and pay $10 and get it immediately. another option is get one off
    ebay for a buck or two.
     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2014
    #47
  8. David Howard

    Guest Guest

    you would if you activated it.
     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2014
    #48
  9. David Howard

    Guest Guest

    they're not stopping you.
    you don't need a phone. this is entirely a tablet plan.

    all you need is a t-mobile sim and a tablet. it doesn't even need to be
    an ipad. 200 meg free. no strings attached.
     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2014
    #49
  10. David Howard

    Guest Guest

    then order the sim online.
    then you're all set.
    yes they will.
     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2014
    #50
  11. David Howard

    Guest Guest

    nope. it's 200 meg free, no strings attached.

    there is *no* requirement to have an existing data plan or any other
    t-mobile service. perios.
    that's a different plan.

    obviously t-mobile wants you to sign up for something non-free but you
    don't have to.
    that's the one
    it works great. totally free.
     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2014
    #51
  12. David Howard

    Patty Winter Guest

    No, that is a DIFFERENT promotion. The one we're talking about is an
    absolutely free 200MB of data with NO other T-Mobile phone or data plan.


    Patty
     
    Patty Winter, Oct 27, 2014
    #52
  13. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    I don't have *any* plan on my tablet other than the T-Mobile free
    SIM card plan. I get all the data I need (200MB/month anyway).

    It's not tied to my phone.
     
    David Howard, Oct 27, 2014
    #53
  14. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    I agree.
     
    David Howard, Oct 27, 2014
    #54
  15. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    Now we know something is wrong when I agree with both Patty and
    nospam!

    :)
     
    David Howard, Oct 27, 2014
    #55
  16. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    In fact, it doesn't even apply to the phone!
     
    David Howard, Oct 27, 2014
    #56
  17. David Howard

    bj Guest

    Well, I must be missing something on their page then, because I find no way
    to buy a SIM and checkout without also buying a plan. I see no choice of
    just-a-SIM, all the options involve plans and continuing the process offers
    no way to remove the plan from the order. The promo code does take off the
    $10 for the SIM itself.
    bj
     
    bj, Oct 28, 2014
    #57
  18. David Howard

    Guest Guest

    <http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/sim-card>

    works for just a sim
     
    Guest, Oct 28, 2014
    #58
  19. David Howard

    Bert Guest

    In Patty Winter
    Can you find the place on T-Mobile's Web site where they offer it? The
    closest two what's been talked about is on top of a pre-paid plan.
     
    Bert, Oct 28, 2014
    #59
  20. David Howard

    Bert Guest

    In David Howard
    Several people who've got this benefit have followed-up on this subject;
    would one of you PLEASE show me where on T-Mobile's site it's offered,
    or tell me what you had to do to get it?

    The only two places I can find it described are in relation to other
    standard T-Mobile plans.
     
    Bert, Oct 28, 2014
    #60
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