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Using a T-Mobile sim from my iPhone X in my iPad Mini 6.

  • 27 September 2021
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I moved my T-Mobile SIM from my iPhone X to my new iPad Mini 6 to try it out and while the iPad indicates 5G, the speedtest indicates that the connection is only 0.59 Mbps upload. The Google Fi SIM card gives me 122 Mbps !


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The Tmobile phone sim isn't provisioned to be used in a tablet which is why your getting those speeds.

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See: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/devices/apple/setting-up-non-t-mobile-apple-devices

Based on this web page, I expected that my iPhone sim would work in the iPad.

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Nope. A phone sim will only work in a phone
and a tablet sim will only work in a tablet.

If you go to the tmobile section of the reddit board there's people posting that you can't and if you try you get the speeds in your original post.

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Thanks for the update. The Google Fi sim I just got works in either my iPhone phone or iPad but Google Fi doesn’t yet support 5G on iPhone/iPad.

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