The Apple SIM card debuted in the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. It is supported in the iPad Mini 4, the original iPad Pro and newer models.
Can I use my iPad as a phone with my SIM card?
No, you can’t use it as a carrier cellphone. But if you have enough data in your plan, you can use it as a cellphone through services such as Google Voice or Skype which can give you a phone number that you can call with and be called with over the internet.
Which iPads can use cellular?
The cellular data service models of the iPad with Retina Display and iPad Mini (latest versions of iPad) are designed to access a large frequency spectrum. This means these iPad models will work well in most locations globally that have cellular service.
Can an iPad be used without a SIM card?
If you take the SIM card out, the iPad will still work, but you have to use its Wi-Fi connection to access the Internet. You might also experience where your iPad says no SIM card is available and need to dismiss that.
How can I call my iPad SIM?
Setting up your iPad to make and receive phone calls
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > Phone.
- Under the Calls section, tap Calls on Other Devices.
- Turn on Allow Calls on Other Devices.
- You should see a list of all your Apple devices, including your iPad.
Is it worth getting cellular ON iPad?
So not worth it. If you are used to travel and not want to connect your ipad with public wifi facilities then cellular version of ipad is best for you. For normal users who have no issues with internet connectivity non-cellular version is suitable for them.
What is the advantage of an iPad with cellular?
The iPad with Cellular data allows you to hook up to the data network on your provider (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile). This means you can access the Internet even when you are away from home, which is great for those who travel a lot and don’t always have access to a Wi-Fi network.
How do I use my iPad as a cellular phone?
Important: Wi-Fi + Cellular models do not support cellular phone service—they support cellular data transmission only. To make phone calls on any iPad model, you need to use Wi-Fi Calling and an iPhone. To use Wi-Fi Calling, you need to set up FaceTime and sign in with the same Apple ID on both of your devices.
Do I need cellular on my iPad to FaceTime?
You can also use the FaceTime app to place audio calls, turning your iPad into a veritable phone with no calling plan required. Unlike iPhones, iPads can’t connect to cellular networks, so you will need to have Internet access to make FaceTime work.
Can you put a SIM card in a WIFI only iPad?
If you purchase or have purchased an iPad Air that is Wifi and Cellular, it will have a sim tray for you to load in a sim card to be able to access 3G/4G networks. If the iPad is Wifi only, it will not have a Sim tray. The cellular iPad Air can easily identified with the grey bar that runs along the top of the device.
How do I activate iMessage on my iPad without a SIM card?
You will need a SIM card and SMS service with a supported carrier to initially activate iMessage on an iPhone. iMessage activation on an iPhone requires an SMS message. Once activated it should continue to work with an iPhone with the SIM removed, although obviously not with your telephone number, but over wifi.
Can I connect iPad to Internet without SIM card?
No, it’s not required. But if you don’t sign up for it, your iPad will essentially behave just like an iPad WiFi with the added bonus of the 3G hardware capability in case you ever want it; Whereas, *if you buy the Wifi only model, the only way you can ever use it while ‘mobile’ would be via a wireless hot spot*.