“Apple’s new Apple SIM card in the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iPad mini 3 is designed to be universal, usable across a variety of wireless carriers in the US and UK, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and UK’s EE,” Kelly Hodgkins reports for MacRumors.
“However, AT&T is not supporting this interchangeability and is locking the SIM included with cellular models of the iPad Air 2 and Retina iPad mini 3 after it is used with an AT&T plan,” Hodgkins reports. “A newly posted Apple support document details what happens to the SIM when it is activated on US carriers. ‘Using Apple SIM, you can choose from different cellular carriers and their various programs. The data plans vary by carrier. For instance, in the United States, you can choose a domestic plan from either Sprint or T-Mobile and also pick an alternate plan from the other carrier as needed. When you choose AT&T on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, AT&T dedicates Apple SIM to their network only.'”
Hodgkins reports, “Verizon, the fourth major carrier in the United States, did not opt to allow the Apple SIM to work with its network.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: So, which collection of greedy bastages are worse, AT&T Mobility or Verizon Wireless?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]
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