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Topic # 62983 18-Jun-2010 14:07
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looks like the control freaks at Apple have struck again..

 

If you're eyeing off that new iPhone 4 for when it arrives down under and you were thinking of using the plan you got for your new shiny iPad, Apple has some news for you.
Some eagle-eyeing of the Apple FAQ from the UK has popped up with some surprising information: iPad micro-SIMs will not be interchangeable with the next generation iPhone.
Despite the new micro-SIM format being the same across both the iPad and iPhone 4 units, the news doesn't come as a surprise given Apple's previous hints that the iPhone will not be able to tether to the iPad.

 

http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/ipad-and-iphone-4-micro-sim-won-t-be-interchangeable-article-9606-8.html

 




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  Reply # 343054 18-Jun-2010 15:59
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Yeah, sounds a bit like Apple are trying to make people go for two SIMs, one that supports only data and one that supports Voice and data. Not really sure that'll make a different to Sims in NZ, I'm sure you'll be able to use your SIM in both :)

Just make your own with a pair of scissors on 2Degrees = done deal




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  Reply # 343061 18-Jun-2010 16:32
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My Guess is we should be sweet here in NZ, as the iPhone isn't exclusive to any network here in Nz

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  Reply # 343062 18-Jun-2010 16:49
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boby55: My Guess is we should be sweet here in NZ, as the iPhone isn't exclusive to any network here in Nz

I think you mean to say : 'The use of the iphone is not network exclusive here.'

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  Reply # 343066 18-Jun-2010 16:54
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oxnsox:
boby55: My Guess is we should be sweet here in NZ, as the iPhone isn't exclusive to any network here in Nz

I think you mean to say : 'The use of the iphone is not network exclusive here.'



No, Vodafone don't have an exclusive contract with apple, they are just the only authorized seller of them in Nz :)

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  Reply # 343076 18-Jun-2010 17:18
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I would have thought that a SIM with a Voice and Data plan would have worked in either device, but I would expect that SIMs that are designated for Data only ( ipad) could not be used in the iPhone.

What happens when you stuff a sim from a vodem-stick into a standard phone, can you make calls?

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  Reply # 343084 18-Jun-2010 17:33
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wellygary: I would have thought that a SIM with a Voice and Data plan would have worked in either device, but I would expect that SIMs that are designated for Data only ( ipad) could not be used in the iPhone.

What happens when you stuff a sim from a vodem-stick into a standard phone, can you make calls?


Yes I think you can? at least with my XT sim, I once ran out of credit(first time using it) forgot the mbb top up page, put it in my XT at the time phone and rang Tcom to topup




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