Using iPad SIM with an iPhone

[Aaron Nelson] tipped us off about a simple hack to use an iPad SIM with an iPhone. You won’t be able to use the iPhone as a phone, but the relatively cheap $29.99 for unlimited Internet was his goal. He used an old plastic gift card to cut out an adapter for the iPad’s micro SIM so that it will fit into the iPhone’s SIM cradle as seen above. From there he used a web service via the WiFi connection to enter “Broadband” as a custom APN.

27 thoughts on “Using iPad SIM with an iPhone

  1. I’d rather whittle my iPhone SIM down for use in an iPad and make an adapter to move it back and forth.

  2. Now the real question is this: If you were to purchase a replacement ipad SIM, could you use it in a typical usb 3g card, and thusly only pay 30/mo for unlimited service?

  3. I’ve been waiting for someone to do this. Now, I can get an iPad; put the sim in an Android phone and use Google Voice with voip. I can get off the sero plan and still have unlimited voice/data for $30.

  4. I wonder how come that they don’t force you to pay extra money after a traffic limit.
    Mobile operators are still ridiculous. For 30$ you would get at least a 2mbit unlimited dsl with good pings not this pile of crap.

  5. Did something like this about a year ago with Advent 4213 sim slot Just to browse the net with when there was no wifi around I used a GPRS connection but cost me about £30 a year

  6. Roberto, not that I would have ever thought of it, once you hold the 2 together you can see the common connection points, and where to cut and or add, I am not sure what kind of reaction you expect

    Scissors or sticky tape, and some bits of scrap plastic to provide cross services tween Iphone and Ipad accounts?

    Hack +

    (but dont make it a daily thing please)

  7. You can get ready adapters like that with any Dual-Sim Adapter. They have them in case, after cutting your regular sim to fit two of them in your phone, you decide to use only one. There is plenty of them over ebay and deal-extreme and you will definitelly find them under $5.

  8. @dunp
    That’s because Finland doesn’t seem to actively encourage price-gouging corporate monopolies in collusion with a corrupt government.
    Enjoy your internet!

  9. I don’t see how $29.99 is anywhere near reasonable.
    In Finland, all operators have one dataplan (slowest) for 11USD with unlimited data. One that you can get with or without voice calls / sms.

  10. Can one do this and use the
    limited $15 a month ipad data plan?

    I’d only occasionally need data on
    my iphone that I use as an ipod touch.

    Also, would there be any reason one
    couldn’t swap back and forth as needed?

  11. A week ago bought micro sim adapter from http://www.gomicrosim.com. Costs only 4.5 EUR. Really worth it. Now use my simcard in both Ipad and Iphone. Should save me 1440$ since there is no need to sign for the 2 years AT&T plan. Highly recommend this seller, his price and delivery options are the best so far.

  12. Hi everyone, I made my own microsim from this simple n easy youtube tutorial. I’m able to use my plan on my iPad now. Also they have microsim Adapter to convert back this microsim to normal sim as well.
    Check it out.

    Download your FREE template below

    http://bit.ly/967Nk1

    Enjoy !

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