Fenced in: That unlocked Apple iPad SIM gets locked when activated on AT&T

Gigaom

So much for the magical, mystical Apple SIM card that comes in the new iPads with cellular service.

The carrier connection menu on the new iPad Air 2 The carrier connection menu on the new iPad Air 2

The idea was that iPad owners could switch their LTE service between AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, at least for a short time, which signaled the potential easing of carrier control over your devices. I assume Verizon opted out of the arrangement, although we don’t know for sure, and we’re now finding out that AT&T isn’t playing either: If you activate an [company]Apple[/company] SIM card on AT&T’s network, you’re effectively locking that SIM to the carrier.

iMore points to Apple’s support documentation on the matter, which verifies many of the tweets I read about this situation today:

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…

Ver la entrada original 201 palabras más

Anuncios

Responder

Introduce tus datos o haz clic en un icono para iniciar sesión:

Logo de WordPress.com

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de WordPress.com. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Imagen de Twitter

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Twitter. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Foto de Facebook

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Facebook. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Google+ photo

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Google+. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Conectando a %s