Transfer data plan from iPad to iPad3 (new iPad) ?

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Transfer data plan from iPad to iPad3 (new iPad) ?

I have the fat iPad vesion 1 with unlimited data plan, can I transfer it to new iPad 3 ?

 

Please advise.

 

Thx.

 

 

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Re: Transfer data plan from iPad to iPad3 (new iPad) ?

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I am also wondering about this. If they don't let me transfer it the competitors looks like the plans they have might be better. 

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Ditto! I'm ordering the new, but need to decide AT&T or Verizon. Waiting to see if I can transfer my existing plan.
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I also have an iPad v1 with the unlimited data plan. In the area I live the competitor much better coverage than AT&T, specially with LTE. So if AT&T won't transfer my data plan I know which carrier my iPad 3 will be with.

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Multiple articles quote AT&T spokespeople who have said those of us who have unlimited data plans for iPad WILL be able to transfer them to the third generation iPAD and have an "unlimited" 4G LTE plan. I put "unlimited" in quotes because it seems they have the right/will probably eventually plan to "throttle"/slow down data if we go over 5GB in a billing period. That's still a pretty good deal though as we'll be essentially be getting the $50 5GB plan for $30 and those who have the $50 plan will still have to pay $10 to get more after that limit and we'll get more over the limit just slowed. (I've got to say I use my iPad a lot and I never get anywhere near 5GB a month anyway.)

 

I transfered my unlimited plan from my 1st generation iPad to my iPad2 last year. I know some people just switched out their SIM cards and it worked; but I called AT&T.  They need certain information that can be found in Settings under General: Cellular Data Number and IMEI and ICCID for the new iPad. (I see a few threads down someone stated they had called and was told the unlimited plan *couldn't* be transfered from a 1st  generation iPad to an iPad2. I know for a fact this wasn't the case because I guess I was lucky enough to get someone who knew what he was talking about and knew exactly what to do back then. So if this happens when you call to transfer your plan to the third generation iPad, just hang up and call again until you get someone who knows.) I'm not sure if swapping the SIM cards will work now or not since it's the 4G LTE network. (Admittedly, I'm not so tech knowledgable.)

 

One other thing: I gave my first generation iPad to my mother and when I tried to set her data plan up I couldn't because the SIM card was "fixed" to my plan and of course, couldn't (didn't want to anyway) put my plan back on it because it was on my (then) new iPad. We called AT&T and was told we would need a new SIM card for the iPad 1. We also were lucky to get a slightly over helpful AT&T employee who gave us the scoop that we could get the new SIM card at either an AT&T store or an Apple Store but the AT&T store would probably charge us for it while the Apple store would probably give it to us for free. We went to an Apple store and they did give us a new SIM card for free.

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Oh forgot to post link on article about grandfathered unlimited plans:

 

http://www.padgadget.com/2012/03/07/get-the-scoop-on-att-and-verizons-4g-lte-ipad-data-plans/

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OK, this is very useful info, dumb question, I have Ipad 1 with ATT unlimited. I want to do transfer as promised. But I want to pre-order new Ipad through Apple now. Should I order through the Apple site and select ATT and as my carrier? If so what do I do about having to select a data plan or can I skip that step. Any insight welcome.

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Key question seems to be, since it is 4G does that require a call to ATT to move a grandfathered plan from iPad2(or 1) to the new iPAd? 

 

No more microSIM swap?

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I don't think you need to even call AT&T. Check this site out. Log in, enter info found under " settings" and that should be it. https://dcp2.att.com/OEPNDClient/Logout
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Accepted by topic author rc_oz
‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Transfer data plan from iPad to iPad3 (new iPad) ?

We will continue to offer an unlimited data plan to grandfathered customers who currently have an Unlimited Data Plan for iPad for $30/month. Smiley Happy

 

If you don't have an unlimited data plan, you have a choice of postpaid or prepaid (session based) data plans for iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G. Both plan types include free unlimited Wi-Fi connections at over 29,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide.

 

Here's the pricing:

 

Data Amount Monthly Price
250 MB $14.99
3 GB $30.00
5 GB $50.00
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Re: Transfer data plan from iPad to iPad3 (new iPad) ?

Just to clarify though can the sim from the original iPad 3G be put into the new iPad to transfer the service or are the two sims different. I would like to put the sim from the new iPad into the old one as well since my wife will be using it.

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Thanks for letting us know, but my question is *how* are we supposed to make the transfer?

The Apple site for iPad 1 & 2 say to change the SIM. Is that what we should do, or is the SIM for 4G LTE different?

Thank you.
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I'm going to assume, unless we get different official info, that the sims are different. I've read a post where previously someone just went to their iPad account online and changed the IMEI and the other number to the new device which made the account transfer for them. When they restarted the original device they got the message telling them that they had not signed up for data on that device, so it appears making that change online also resets the original sim in the first device. 

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Re: Transfer data plan from iPad to iPad3 (new iPad) ?

I called AT&T today to ask this question and, not surprisingly, it took 30 minutes and got no definitive answer. Here's what I do know. You need the new A5X sim card to access the 4G LTE network (well, that's what att told me on the phone today). I assume the iPad 3 is shipping with that SIM card (AT&T could not confirm this but it only makes sense that an AT&T 4G device would ship with the right SIM CARD). Therefore, I am hoping that "transferring" the data plan from my 2 to my 3 is as simple as go into the settings of my 3 and logging in to my existing prepaid account. Based on all of this, I do not believe swapping the SIM card is a good thing to do. The existing SIM in the ipad2 is not the latest.
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Re: Transfer data plan from iPad to iPad3 (new iPad) ?

That's my impression as well. I'm going to assume the 2 sims are not interchangeable. My wife is going to use the "old" iPad when I activate the new one. So I'm hoping that changing the proper numbers on my account will transfer my plan while allowing my wife to get her own plan with the old sim.

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