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This guide will walk you through which iPads you can bring to Ting and any other questions you might have.
If you've got an eligible iPad that's ready to go with a SIM card, click here to start the process of bringing it to Ting.
Which iPads can I bring to Ting?
SIM Cards for iPads
Every new Sprint®* branded CDMA iPad should come with a removable SIM already installed. This SIM card will not work in any other device and is required for activation.
If you have purchased an iPad and it does not have a SIM card, you will need to purchase one. Click one of the links below to buy a SIM card
1. How do I know if I can bring my iPad to Ting?
If you have an iPad already, just check your device using our compatibility checker. Simply enter your device's MEID/IMEI and we'll let you know on the spot if your iPad can make the move to Ting.
2. How do I find my MEID/IMEI?
To find the MEID or IMEI of your iPad:
Settings > General > About > MEID/IMEI
Make sure to note your SIM card number as well. You can either take that down before you install your SIM card or check the "ICCID" field in your iPad--that will be the same number. You'll need this number to activate your device.
3. Do I need to port the numbers previously associated with my iPad to Ting?
No. If you've associated iPhone numbers with your iPad in the past, you don't need to port those numbers to Ting. Your iPad will need to be inactive when it comes over to Ting and then we'll assign it a new Cellular Data Network number so that it can access the data network. After that you can associate iPhone numbers with the device again to use with iMessage and FaceTime.
Be careful that you're deactivating the number listed in your iPad as the Cellular Data Number and not any of the associated iPhone numbers. You can find this number in Settings > General > About:
4. I did a jailbreak on my iPad, can I still bring it to Ting?
A jailbroken iPad may work on Ting, but we can't guarantee that. Of course, jailbreaking an iPad, much like rooting an Android phone, voids its warranty and limits the support we can provide.
5. Do I need a special data plan for my iPad and if so, what is the pricing?
Good news! Our data prices are the same for all devices used on Ting.
6. I've brought Android tablets to Ting already, is the process different for this device?
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