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Friday, October 28th, 2022 11:56 PM

eSim and physical sim

If I use my sim card from my android phone to create an esim in my new iPad, will I still be able to use the sim card in my android phone? I would like to use my cellular service on the iPad while flying drones from it. And when not using the iPad to fly, I want to be able to use my cell service on my android phone. I had planned to be swapping the sim card back and forth from each device as needed, but if I can set up the esim in the iPad and just turn off my phone, that would be convenient.

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2 years ago

You can only have one active SIM with a phone number.  If you convert a physical SIM to an eSIM, the physical SIM gets deactivated.  Also, you can’t use a phone SIM in an iPad.  A phone SIM is tied to a phone plan.  iPad SIMs are for data only plans.  An iPad SIM has a phone number, but that’s only for connecting to the cellular network.  It can’t be used for making phone calls.

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2 years ago

Thank You for your prompt response. I also have a Moxee Hot Spot device that is now outdated. So could I use that number (sim) and use the iPad as my Hot Spot from now on?

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2 years ago

We are here to help with getting cellular service on your iPad when using your drone, @EChartier2022.

 

Thank you to the ACE, @dwill05 for that great accurate information. To use cellular service on your iPad when flying your drone, you will need to set up a data plan with your iPad.

 

We do not recommend using your Moxee SIM in your iPad, it will be best to either get a data plan specifically for your iPad, or you can connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi or hotspot device.

 

We hope this helps. Thank you for contacting AT&T Community Forums. Please feel free to reach back out with any other questions.

 

Clarissa, AT&T Community Specialist

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