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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1. Buy Verizon LTE tablet full price (300 for a 2, 400 for a 7.7, Verizon prices).
2. Get an LTE sim from Millenicom for one of their Verizon run mifis/dongles/...
3. Stick it in the tablet.
4. Bam! Lots of data for a reasonable price (admittedly more what I need or want to pay for...).

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Old January 30th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No. The tablet will be locked to Verizon.

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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You would probably need to unlock the tablet first since all verizon devices are locked to verizon.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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But it'd be a Verizon tablet using Verizon data.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 08:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not gonna work. If you wanna use a Verizon device they're gonna make you pay Verizon's ridiculous rates.

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But it'd be a Verizon tablet using Verizon data.
It doesn't matter because you aren't technically going through Verizon. Since you are going through a different company they probably have their own way of doing data, and it would require the tablet to be unlocked.

And as of this past Saturday unlocking any device tied to a carrier without asking the carrier's permission to unlock first is illegal.
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What if I got it unlocked by Verizon? I'm looking more for a technical reason why it will/won't work.
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You need to unlock the tablet
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If Verizon will unlock it you are good to go. Lotsa luck with that.

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I don't know how pre-paid works in the U.S. but in the U.K. if you've had a locked prepaid phone for 6 months the carrier will unlock it for you (free or for a small charge depending on the carrier). But ass it's legal to unlock it here you only use the carrier to unlock as it's usually cheaper than the shops that offer the service. Oh, the ebay 'unlock your phone for 2.99 or whatever silly cheap price' don't work 9 times out of 10)
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