iPad SIM only deals

SIM only for iPad

Have you got a new Apple iPad this year? If so, you may be looking for a new iPad SIM card and iPad SIM only deal.

As it stands today, there are three SIM card sizes in the market, two of which will be found in iPad devices. On top of this, there is the option for the SIM to give the iPad the ability to make phone calls or simply have access to the internet. So it is really important to make sure you get the right SIM card for your new iPad.


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So if you find yourself confused then don’t worry as you will find the guidelines below of use, and these will easily guide you to a great SIM only iPad deal.

iPad nano SIM

An iPad nano SIM only deal can be used with the following iPad models:

  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini

iPad micro SIM

An iPad micro SIM only deal can be used with the following iPad models:

  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad (3rd generation) 
  • iPad 2
  • iPad

How to identify your iPad model

There have been a dozen iPad models released by Apple since 2012, so it quite normal for an iPad owner to be unsure about which exact model they have. Identifying the correct iPad model is essential for choosing the right sized SIM.

How to identify your iPad model

On the back cover of an iPad there is a model number. This correlates to the type of iPad and you can marry the model number with type below, to ensure that you choose the right sized SIM card:  

  • iPad Pro 9.7” - Sold in 2016, the iPad Pro 9.7” has a model number of A1673, A1674 or A1675. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the iPad. 
  • iPad Pro 12.9” - Sold in 2015, the iPad Pro 12.9” has a model number of A1584 or A1652. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the iPad.

  • iPad Air 2 - Sold in 2014, the iPad Air 2 has a model number of A1566 or A1567. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the iPad.
  • iPad Air - Sold in 2013, the iPad Air has a model number of A1474, A1475 or A1476. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the iPad.

  • iPad mini 4 - Sold in 2015, the iPad mini 4 has a model number of A1538 or A1550. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the iPad.
  • iPad mini 3 - Sold in 2014, the iPad mini 3 has a model number of A1599 or A1600. The SIM tray is located on the left side of the iPad.
  • iPad mini 2 - Sold in 2013, the iPad mini 2 has a model number of A1489, A1490 or A1491. The SIM tray is located on the left side of the iPad.
  • iPad mini - Sold in 2012, the iPad mini has a model number of A1432, A1454 or A1455. The SIM tray is located on the left side of the iPad.

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  • iPad 4th generation - Sold in 2012, the iPad 4th generation has a model number of A1458, A1459 or A1460. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the iPad.
  • iPad 3rd generation - Sold in 2012, the iPad 3rd generation has a model number of A1416, A1430 or A1403. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the iPad.

  • iPad 2 - Sold in 2011, the iPad 2 has a model number of A1395, A1396 or A1397. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the iPad.
  • iPad - Sold in 2010, the original iPad has a model number of A1219 or A1337. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the iPad.

Wi-Fi

We have one more tip for you here. If you have Wi-Fi at home connect to this and save your data bundle for when you are away from a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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If your friends and family are connected with FaceTime or Skype then contact them through this service over Wi-Fi and you won’t use your minutes bundle if you have one with your iPad SIM only deal.

Written by: Michael Brown

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