taylor118
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sim mix up

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hi i was just wondering i purchased a sim card for my s3 today but on the sim card packet it says sim for ipad? ive done all the activation procedures and it hasnt activated yet. so i was wondering if theres a difference between a ipad sim card to a mobile phone sim card?
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Drat
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Re: sim mix up


so i was wondering if theres a difference between a ipad sim card to a mobile phone sim card?

Physically, no – a micro-SIM is just a micro-SIM, and can be used in any device that takes a micro-SIM.

 

However, the type of mobile service associated with a particular SIM (or more specifically, its IMSI) in your service provider's database can be different, and whether a function (e.g. sending SMS) is allowed is controlled by the back-end systems based on the service you have bought.

 

If you bought a Telstra Pre-Paid micro-SIM for Apple iPad Starter Kit, but you activated the service as a Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile (i.e. telephony) service, then it should be fine. On the other hand, if you activated it as a Pre-Paid micro-SIM for Apple iPad service, then you will not be able to make/receive phone calls or send/receive SMS messages.

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Drat
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Re: sim mix up


so i was wondering if theres a difference between a ipad sim card to a mobile phone sim card?

Physically, no – a micro-SIM is just a micro-SIM, and can be used in any device that takes a micro-SIM.

 

However, the type of mobile service associated with a particular SIM (or more specifically, its IMSI) in your service provider's database can be different, and whether a function (e.g. sending SMS) is allowed is controlled by the back-end systems based on the service you have bought.

 

If you bought a Telstra Pre-Paid micro-SIM for Apple iPad Starter Kit, but you activated the service as a Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile (i.e. telephony) service, then it should be fine. On the other hand, if you activated it as a Pre-Paid micro-SIM for Apple iPad service, then you will not be able to make/receive phone calls or send/receive SMS messages.

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Departed from CrowdSupport as of 12 June 2013, when the fun factor for me had finally completely evaporated with all the recent site layout and functionality changes, and the apparent efforts to turn a community goodwill-powered vehicle into something closer to a customer service channel.

The opinions and sentiments expressed above are mine only, and do not necessarily reflect Telstra's views or position. I work at Telstra, but my participation here is strictly in a personal capacity as a fellow Australian telecommunications services consumer, and you can safely assume you are not my customer, client, patron, benefactor or friend when I post in this forum.

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