It's all good then..
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It's all good then..
I just bought a mini, have a gen 1 iPad. Did I make a mistake? I need to setup Words with Friends for my husband so each iPad will have a different profile for Words w/friends. Do you know how?
Why do you think you made a mistake? You have a use for it and it is quite an upgrade from the iPad 1. I am not at jealousOriginally Posted by Carolyncaf
Sent from my iPad 4 using iPF
iPhone 4, 4th generation iPod Touch , Core 2 Duo MacBook,4th generation iPad 32gb
Got the iPad Mini on Monday... I have to say that I was surprised at how much the screen resolution bothers me. It's perfect for me in every other way. Especially so, since AT&T officially allows one to transfer their data plan(s) between iPads without penalty. This includes those grandfathered in to unlimited data plans. Like another poster mentioned, I took their advice and had a paragraph attached to my account indicating I never would intentionally deactivate the grandfathered data plan. Thanks to y'all for such great information. It's why I sought out your forum to begin with.Originally Posted by Talk2USoon
Well since the iPad mini came in at a higher price than I was willing to pay I decided to just go from an iPad 1 to an iPad 2. I get the camera so I can do Facetime with my husband when I'm away babysitting the grandkids and the price wasn't that much more than the mini. Will sell my 64GB iPad 1 on eBay since I certainly don't need 2 iPads and hubby has no desire to play with one. We both have 27" iMacs and he doesn't play the games I do or read Kindle books.
Sorry for the double-posting but I didn't make it clear in another post that AT&T sanctions moving your data plans between the iPads you own. No need to switch out SIM cards. I was cautioned to be certain not to inadvertently CANCEL a grandfathered plan (??!!) but told that no matter what happened, AT&T would resolve any issues that may come up to my satisfaction. I also had them put a notation to my account about never intending to risk losing my grandfathered unlimited plan (thanks to your great information!)Originally Posted by Kaykaykay
Now that my iPad mini is here, I cancelled an aircard I had for my laptop, and will use a session based data plan, to create my own Hotspot (something a grandfathered plan won't allow). I'll also be able to utilize FACE TIME over cellular, something I wouldn't be able to do if I switched the grandfathered data plan over to the mini. I'm beyond excited and READY for this weekend's travel to see family
My question to you at the time of posting was, would you be able to do that with an iPad mini and a full-size iPad, if they use different-size cards. Is that something you addressed with AT&T?
Last edited by Kaykaykay; 11-21-2012 at 10:04 AM.
There is no physical movement of SIM card necessary to transfer service from one iPad to another.Originally Posted by Kaykaykay
As long as the iPad you are "activating" has its OWN SIM card, you can transfer service (or move your grandfathered plan) TO that iPad simply by choosing the "Transfer Service From Another iPad" prompt from within the Cellular Data Settings
menu of the iPad you want to "activate". Doesn't get any more sanctioned than that!
Since I bought all my iPads new, they each have their own SIMS. When you went thru the process of placing the grandfathered SIM into each device, I assumed you had to remove the device's original SIM. That's why I kept using the term "switch". Sorry for the confusion.
I'm not interested in transferring. But I'd be interested if AT&T allowed SHARING of the same grandfathered data plan among different devices even though they use diff-size SIM cards (like iPad mini).
Last edited by Kaykaykay; 11-21-2012 at 11:04 AM.
I have one grandfathered account and I can move (transfer) that account between the (now) 5 iPads my family owns, without ever touching a SIM card. On the iPad I want to use the grandfathered data plan on, I simply go into that iPad's cellular settings and choose the "transfer service from another iPad" screen. If the "unactivated" iPad is missing its SIM card I understand the transfer cannot take place. That's why I mentioned a SIM must be present.Originally Posted by Kaykaykay
As far as I know, our grandfathered plans cannot be shared, only transferred or move. I'd be surprised if AT&T sanctioned popping out SIM cards, but if that's what serves you best, I'd do the very same. I've got arthritis in my hands and those little SIM trays give me fits