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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Annoyed with AT&T over iPad Sim card activation

I bought a Wi-Fi and cellular my Apple. I tried it with AT&T to get a SIM card. No problem but they neglected to say The Sim card for an iPad needs a phone number attached to it for cellular service. No problem I get online with someone on Friday which is so yes I can do what do you give us five minutes re start and you're good to go. Well it wasn't. Spent 30 minutes online last night no help 

I called this morning again Again no help again no help Finally early this afternoon I got someone on the phone who  solved the problem. They are sending me a new SIM card with a phone number attached

 

why did it hours of my time and patience to get this solved

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Registered: ‎04-19-2010

Re: Annoyed with AT&T over iPad Sim card activation

I feel your pain. I love all the advances in technology until I need the help desk...

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Re: Annoyed with AT&T over iPad Sim card activation

Not meaning to be snarky, but, you might want to re-read your post.

 

I think I have the gist of what you're saying, but, it's kind of run together and garbled. 

Maybe you were upset when you were typing it? 

 

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Re: Annoyed with AT&T over iPad Sim card activation

If one buys an Ipad from their carrier in person there will be no confusion.  

 

Also, it's not a good idea to buy one from a third party like Best Buy or even Qvc as you might get a customer return.  

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Re: Annoyed with AT&T over iPad Sim card activation

Hi, @I am still oxox !

 

I actually had an iPad with cell service in addition to our 2 iPhones all through ATT.  I revently shut off cell service to the iPad since I mostly connect it on WIFI and, if needed, can use the iPhone as a Hotspot so it gets cell service through the iPhone (rarely).  Just something to consider if your devices and WIFI are compatible with what I described.  It saved me about $40 per month.

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Re: Annoyed with AT&T over iPad Sim card activation

@SuhseK 

 

Hi type like a speak its is the way my mind works, I unfortunately can not be clearer.

 


@SuhseK wrote:

Not meaning to be snarky, but, you might want to re-read your post.

 

I think I have the gist of what you're saying, but, it's kind of run together and garbled. 

Maybe you were upset when you were typing it? 

 


 

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Re: Annoyed with AT&T over iPad Sim card activation

@MJDinVegas 

 

If I were to do that not sure I would of needed the cellular service at all, I do not always have my phone near the i pad

 


@MJDinVegas wrote:

Hi, @I am still oxox !

 

I actually had an iPad with cell service in addition to our 2 iPhones all through ATT.  I revently shut off cell service to the iPad since I mostly connect it on WIFI and, if needed, can use the iPhone as a Hotspot so it gets cell service through the iPhone (rarely).  Just something to consider if your devices and WIFI are compatible with what I described.  It saved me about $40 per month.


 

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