The cellular Apple iPad Air 2 gives users carrier freedom with a special SIM card


The Apple iPad Air 2 might not be chock-full of surprises, but the little surprises it has are quite pleasant. The only one you probably didn't hear much about is that the Wi-Fi + Cellular version will sell with a special Apple-branded SIM card. What's so special about it? Well, it gives US and UK customers carrier freedom! Since the cellular iPad is not sold with your typical two-year contract, its owners could juggle multiple cellular data accounts from a single menu in the tablet's settings. 

This time around, Apple's move will let users activate or disable cellular plans as much as they want, and will also let them switch carriers at any moment. In the USA, the Apple SIM supports AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, but Verizon is out of the picture for the moment. In the UK, EE is on board with the technology. In layman's terms, you can now activate plans from different carriers without having to change the SIM card every time. How cool is that? Apparently, T-Mobile CEO John Legere thinks the move is so #uncarrier. What do you think?

via TechCrunch

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