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Topic # 100334 9-Apr-2012 21:04 Send private message

Hi, i am currently a android user Embarassed( SGS and Tab 7.7) i recently bought a ipad 3 for my daughter and was well impressed with it.

Now im considering a move to IOS, there's a couple of things im not sure about.

I swap out sims when i go to work in AUS (Telstra 3G) and back to XT when home. can i get a sim cutter and trim my current sims and they will work?

Also i tether my laptop and tab to my phone or vice reverse when in Aus, depending on what device has the most data free at the time is that possible with a iPhone / ipad combo?

Thanks Craig

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  Reply # 607198 9-Apr-2012 21:06 Send private message

Yes yes and yes




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  Reply # 607495 10-Apr-2012 16:46 Send private message

Kelem: Hi, i am currently a android user Embarassed( SGS and Tab 7.7) i recently bought a ipad 3 for my daughter and was well impressed with it.

Now im considering a move to IOS, there's a couple of things im not sure about.

I swap out sims when i go to work in AUS (Telstra 3G) and back to XT when home. can i get a sim cutter and trim my current sims and they will work?

Also i tether my laptop and tab to my phone or vice reverse when in Aus, depending on what device has the most data free at the time is that possible with a iPhone / ipad combo?

Thanks Craig


Apple devices need a micro sim, most Telecom stores are able to swap your current size sim for a micro sim and you can purchase for around $5 a micro sim converter which you pop your micro sim into and it converts it to a standard size sim in your other devices. 
From previous experience I think its $20 to purchase a micro sim and Telecom swap your number over in store (Just remember to save your contacts to your phone and not your sim).

There is a little risk involved in chopping down your current standard sim to make a micro sim... It doesn't always work first time, takes a little practice. 

Yes, you can certainly tether your devices to your iPhone, probably the best personal hotspot device I have used built into a phone.. from memory you can run 5 devices via the personal hotspot simultaneously.  



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  Reply # 607527 10-Apr-2012 18:16 Send private message

Hey thank you for those replys, I only have experience with rooted android devices.
I take it i will get usability if i was to jailbreak a iphone and a ipad.

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  Reply # 607863 11-Apr-2012 14:52

I run a Jailbroken ipad2 and have previously JB my old 3GS. You can indeed add features when Jailbroken, however the tweaks are often bug ridden and may even degrade usability...
You need to be JB to add some features you will be used to on Android, like scheduled profiles etc. I use my JB on iPad 2 for SMS and keyboard enhancement (showcase) and sbsettings. 

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