Just bought my mom an iPad 4, one question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ian82, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I got her the 32 GB iPad 4 3G + Wifi

    So is the 3G (as in, the sim card slot) only for a data sim card that I have to get her a special data plan only sim card on or can she put her normal number which also has a data plan and use the iPad?

    the iPad can not be used as a phone right? it's just for the sake of data right?
     
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  2. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    That's correct. While you might theoretically be able to use an existing SIM from a smartphone with a data plan, obviously you would lose phone functionality because the SIM can only be in one device at a time.

    There are some VoIP apps available if you want to make phone calls, would look pretty strange holding an iPad to your face though.
     
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