How the Apple Sim card works in the US – 1)The Apple sim card will allow you to activate the ipad with Sprint, ATT, and T-Mobile. With some basic clicks you should be ready to go. Verizon chose not to participate, so you will have to get a Sim card directly from Verizon in order to activate the tablet on their network. 2) AT&T Activation- If you decide to go with AT&T, AT&T will lock the Sim card to their network. If you want to switch later, you will have to buy another Apple Sim or a sim card from another cellular network. 3) If you activate with T-Mobile or Sprint, you will not be able to switch to AT&T later on, without buying another Apple Sim Card, or a sim card directly from AT&T. Essentially, you can only freely switch back and forth between T-Mobile and Sprint with the included Apple Sim card. AT&T locks the sim to it’s network as soon as you activate with them, and they lock the sim card out of their network if you activate service with another carrier. 4) Verizon Activation – You can activate the Ipad Air 2 with Verizon, but you need to buy a Verizon Sim card from Verizon. There are stories circulating, that Verizon employees, have told people that they cannot activate the device unless it was purchased from them. In most cases the employees are uninformed. Every iPad is built exactly the same way with the same hardware. Verizon can activate any iPad on their network simply by installing a Verizon Sim Card. 5) This ipad will work with any Sim Card bought from any carrier if using the Apple Sim Card becomes to much of a hassle. The device is completely unlocked. How the Apple Sim works outside the US- 1) Every country has different participating providers that connect via the Apple Sim Card. You can purchase a sim card from any Cellular network and swap out the Apple Sim card for card from a local carrier.
- Manufacturer unlocked – Works with all carriers worldwide except Verizon (See explanation below under product description).
- Apple iOS 8; 9.7-Inch Retina Display, 1.5GHz A8X Chip, M8 Motion Coprocessor
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) + Cellular; 64 GB Capacity
- 8 MP iSight Camera; FaceTime HD Camera
- Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life