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

    Guest Guest

    yes
     
    Guest, Oct 28, 2014
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  2. David Howard

    Guest Guest

    you talked to customer service idiots who had no clue.

    unfortunately, t-mobile (and other carriers) have idiots for customer
    service agents.
     
    Guest, Oct 28, 2014
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  3. David Howard

    Patty Winter Guest

    [Seriously? You felt the need to quote more than 50 lines of text
    just so you could say:]
    YES, the 200MB/month data is TOTALLY FREE.

    For pity's sake, get a T-Mobile SIM, put it in your iPad, activate it,
    and quit whining.

    T-Mobile does make it a bit hard to find the place on their site where
    you can order a SIM card without a data plan, but I posted the URL twice
    yesterday.
     
    Patty Winter, Oct 28, 2014
  4. David Howard

    Patty Winter Guest

    True, although that promo code only seems to work if you go through
    the regular T-Mobile sign-up page for a paid monthly data plan. The
    code is not accepted if you go to the buy-a-SIM-only page. At least,
    it didn't work when I tried it. So at the moment (unless you want to
    wait for a new promo), you have a choice between a free SIM and a free
    200MB/month of data.


    Patty
     
    Patty Winter, Oct 28, 2014
  5. David Howard

    Rod Speed Guest

    Nope, the apple mapper doesn’t in the sense that you
    can ensure that it has the maps of the area you need
    in the phone while using free wifi say at home etc
    before heading out and use it when headed out.
    But irritatingly keeps telling you to update the map whenever
    you use it again later, even if you don’t need the offline map
    later and are using the cellular connection instead.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 28, 2014
  6. David Howard

    The Real Bev Guest

    Supposedly my Samsung Tab 2 10.1 qualifies, but it has no place to put a
    SIM card. OTOH, my BLU phone, with a $10/year prepaid T-Mobile plan,
    has a socket for a second SIM card, which would seem to be perfect. I
    need to go back and ask the T-Mobile guys if that would be legal.
     
    The Real Bev, Oct 29, 2014
  7. David Howard

    The Real Bev Guest

    Google Voice.
     
    The Real Bev, Oct 29, 2014
  8. David Howard

    The Real Bev Guest

    Consider Talkatone. You can call/SMS any number from a wifi hotspot,
    but it's kind of iffy if the connection isn't good. I tried it outside
    a department store with free wifi, but it never connected. OTOH, I can
    connect easily when I'm right next to my router. They give you a new
    phone number. You can call any number, not just other Talkatone people.

    I need to try calling from a McD or Starbuck's, but haven't gotten
    around to it yet. OTOH, it's totally free unless youw ant to make
    international calls. A friend uses it to call the US when he's in
    France, and he's even cheaper than I am :)
     
    The Real Bev, Oct 29, 2014
  9. David Howard

    The Real Bev Guest

    Google allows you to download maps for offline use, but the area you can
    download is pitifully small -- 2 miles across last time I tried.
    Worthless.
     
    The Real Bev, Oct 29, 2014
  10. David Howard

    Guest Guest

    huh? it's *way* more than 2 miles.

    i can cache roughly 20-30 mile radius area, which is more than enough
    for a typical drive.
     
    Guest, Oct 29, 2014
  11. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    How do you *receive* calls on Talkatone, after May 1st of this year?
     
    David Howard, Oct 29, 2014
  12. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    You are correct.

    Google Offline Maps will irritate you to death, unless and until
    you update the maps every 30 days.

    That's why I use Navigator on Android instead most of the time.

    The only thing Google Maps is good for that other map apps don't
    do as well, is traffic. And you need cellular for that anyway.

    So, there's nothing that Google Maps has over Navigator if you're
    out of the cellular service area.
     
    David Howard, Oct 29, 2014
  13. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    Mine are about 20 miles across, but, I do get your point.

    Better to use a free map app such as Navigator, which allows
    the entire world to be downloaded, if you need it.
     
    David Howard, Oct 29, 2014
  14. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    Me too. I get about 20 miles to a side, in general.
     
    David Howard, Oct 29, 2014
  15. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    I think the free data for life is only for tablets.
    Not phones.
     
    David Howard, Oct 29, 2014
  16. David Howard

    Guest Guest

    yep.
     
    Guest, Oct 29, 2014
  17. David Howard

    Rod Speed Guest

    Or just delete the app and install it again.
    I'm not stupid enough to pay for anything when the free ones are so good.
    That is just plain wrong. It updates the maps with what update
    you provide a hell of a lot better than Apple ever does.
    Sure, but that costs me peanuts, quite literally 5c.
    Wrong with the updates once you get back into a wifi service.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 29, 2014
  18. David Howard

    Erilar Guest

    I don't know that program, but both My Maps and TopoMaps not only show me
    my location , but give me enough detail to, for example, find individual
    stores, as it did in Bratislava.
     
    Erilar, Oct 29, 2014
  19. David Howard

    Erilar Guest

    I BEGAN with a T -Mobile SIM, as I have said repeatedly.
     
    Erilar, Oct 29, 2014
  20. David Howard

    Erilar Guest

    I went through several, apparently at various levels of idiocy, it seems.
     
    Erilar, Oct 29, 2014
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