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    It's all good then..

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolyncaf
    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 jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk2USoon

    Thank you! I'm glad to know you've been able to do that. Will definitely report back.
    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykaykay

    AT&T hasn't put up any fuss about me using my SIM card between iPad 1 and 2. (I checked with them before I started, and had them add a note to my account to say that I'd checked, because I didn't want to risk losing my grandfathered unlimited data plan.)

    I switch the SIM card between iPad 1 and 2 because one often has less charge than the other when I'm headed out the door. I did the same when I originally had two iPad 1s (gave one away before I upgraded to iPad 2).

    But iPad 1 and 2 use the same type of SIM cards. iPad 3 and mini don't from what I understand, and I doubt AT&T will allow you to share one data plan like that unless you buy one of those new data sharing plans, which generally are more expensive or more limited in data than older plans.

    But if you find that using a SIM card adapter works and AT&T doesn't fuss, please let us know here.
    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!)

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk2USoon View Post
    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!)

    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
    I've not switched SIM cards. I've been using the same SIM card in my iPad 1, 2 and now 4. My post referred to using the same card among multiple devices, all on one unlimited grandfathered plan. Like I said, AT&T was OK with that. (I've done it for about 2.5 years, since I had two iPad 1s. And have been very happy with AT&T service.)

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykaykay

    I've not switched SIM cards. I've been using the same SIM card in my iPad 1, 2 and now 4. My post referred to using the same card among multiple devices, all on one unlimited grandfathered plan. Like I said, AT&T was OK with that. (I've done it for about 2.5 years, since I had two iPad 1s. And have been very happy with AT&T service.)

    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?
    There is no physical movement of SIM card necessary to transfer service from one iPad to another.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk2USoon View Post
    There is no physical movement of SIM card necessary to transfer service from one iPad to another.

    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.
    Let me try to be clearer: I use one SIM card and share it among three iPads interchangeably. Are you saying that AT&T is allowing use of one unlimited grandfathered data plan among multiple devices with multiple cards? I use multiple iPads and switch out the SIM card on any given day because one iPad has less juice than another as I head out the door, for instance.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykaykay

    Let me try to be clearer: I use one SIM card and share it among three iPads interchangeably. Are you saying that AT&T is allowing use of one unlimited grandfathered data plan among multiple devices with multiple cards? I use multiple iPads and switch out the SIM card on any given day because one iPad has less juice than another as I head out the door, for instance.

    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).
    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.

    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
    HTH


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