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    Default Would like to use my tmobile phone sim in a tablet

    I have a Tmobile value plan with 2gb unlimited data. I am currently using it in an HTC MyTouch 4g phone. When I travel, I would like to be able to put that sim card into a tablet and access my 2gb of data, whether that be web browsing or watching netflix etc.

    I know that this could be done in the original iPad, and I am wondering what tablets I could do this with. I would prefer an android tablet to an iPad (and I dont even know if this can still be done with the newer models anyway), ideally around 8" but open to the 10" or 7" versions as well.

    I am most definitely a noob, and prefer something that will just work as I am fearful my lack of experience would lead to disaster rooting/flashing/etc.
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    Default Would like to use my tmobile phone sim in a tablet

    I know you said you wanted to stay away from the iPad, but for info purposes I've had my prepaid 5G of data, 100 min per month plan on my iPad 2 and it works pretty well. I've swapped the sim between iPad, iPhone and galaxy nexus. The data worked on all without modifying any settings.
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    Default Re: Would like to use my tmobile phone sim in a tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by ucladave View Post
    I have a Tmobile value plan with 2gb unlimited data. I am currently using it in an HTC MyTouch 4g phone. When I travel, I would like to be able to put that sim card into a tablet and access my 2gb of data, whether that be web browsing or watching netflix etc.

    I know that this could be done in the original iPad, and I am wondering what tablets I could do this with. I would prefer an android tablet to an iPad (and I dont even know if this can still be done with the newer models anyway), ideally around 8" but open to the 10" or 7" versions as well.

    I am most definitely a noob, and prefer something that will just work as I am fearful my lack of experience would lead to disaster rooting/flashing/etc.
    I've read some people on here saying that the prepaid doesn't work when you put the t-mobile sim into the nexus 7, but I haven't heard or read any reports on the value plan sim. Hopefully someone else can shed some light?

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    Default Re: Would like to use my tmobile phone sim in a tablet

    As long as the tablet is not locked to a specific carrier it should not be a problem. The SIM doesn't care what device it is in. The 7" Nexus in the Play Store is listed for either AT&T or T-Mobile. I do not know if that means it is carrier locked or if it just comes with a SIM kit. Nexus devices are not supposed to be locked to anyone, but i would double check. The iPad is most definitely carrier locked.
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    Default Re: sim enabled tablets

    I am looking to purchase a tablet here in the Bahamas. The problem with that is we are a little behind in technology and I would like to have internet access whereever I am. We can purchase data plans with the local telecommunications company here that would allow that but they only carry the ipad and thats a little too expensive for me. HELP!! I need a tblet that I can place a sim card into that is not going to break the bank.
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    Default Re: Would like to use my tmobile phone sim in a tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by craZDude View Post
    I've read some people on here saying that the prepaid doesn't work when you put the t-mobile sim into the nexus 7, but I haven't heard or read any reports on the value plan sim. Hopefully someone else can shed some light?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD

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