No service???

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  1. anmanwar

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    I attached a pic of my home screen. I noticed yesterday it's been saying no service however I'm on wifi and it works fine. Is it because I purchased a verizon device but haven't signed up yet?? I got that just in case I decided to use it outside of my home but don't want to pay for it unless I need it.
     

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    This is because you don't use a SIM card yet. Usually, in an iPad with Wi-Fi & 3G, this would show the carrier, if a Nano SIM card is in use. See my screenshot: image.jpg
     
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    So once I "activate" my verizon service it won't show the no service message? If I activate I will get charged monthly right?
     
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    Oh I just turned OFF cellular data and the message went away. I guess I'm fine on wifi until I need to turn my verizon cellular service on. I'm wondering if I purchased the verizon version there must be a verizon sim in it right?
     
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    No idea. I purchased my Air from Apple, but had to organize the SIM card on my own. I didn't have to choose the carrier when I purchased it. It's different in Austria.

    On the US Apple Store website, it says that the box includes iPad, cable and adapter. So I suppose you'll have to get the SIM card for yourself, like I did.

    Afaik Verizon also offers contract-free data plans.
     
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    Ok I will have to check on that. The Apple store employee gave me the AT & T sim card from my old ipad. I have it sitting here but have no idea if I need it. I imagine I would need a Verizon one. But my box says It's a 32GB Verizon version so I assumed the sim card would be already in there.
     
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    Just a short information:


    Afaik the iPad Air is not locked, so in theory you could use an AT & T SIM card in a Verizon model.

    The SIM card of your iPad 2 won't fit into your new iPad Air's SIM card tray. Your old device had a Micro SIM, the Air needs a Nano SIM. While it's possible to cut SIM cards so that they fit, it's also possible to wreck them that way.
     
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    Oh! I'm glad you told me! Thanks!
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    Also, the newer iOS devices, like the iPad Air, are no longer carrier dependent. The hardware will support almost all the carriers, certainly all the major ones. The Verizon/AT&T choice is no longer a choice of hardware, just services.
     
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    Interesting! They did sell me a "verizon" version at my local apple store though?
     
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    You have to select a carrier, but the iPad is not locked, which means you can also use Nano SIM cards from the other carriers.

    It's the same when you purchase a new iPad Air in the online U. S. Apple Store. You have to choose a carrier, or else the order can't be completed.
     
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    Correct. I purchased mine at a local store and asked specifically for an AT&T model and that's exactly what I got. :)
     
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