July 29th, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Want a 5" tablet... use tablet sim in smartphone?
I currently have a bunch of USB modems on Verizon on a data-only plan, which has lower rates for data than plans that include smartphones.
I would like to add a tablet to the plan. The thing is, I don't want to haul around a 7"+ tablet - I'd like a tablet that's only 5".
Of course, once you get to the 5" screen size, everything is a phone.
Is it possible to get a smartphone (I'd pay full retail for one) to act like a tablet instead of a phone for billing purposes?
I.e. I pay $10 or $20 a month, share data with the rest of my devices, and have no voice/text support?
I was thinking I could activate a sim on a tablet then toss it in a smartphone and just use the smartphone as a tablet (I don't care if WiFi hotspot doesn't work), but Verizon sales people keep telling me it won't work, and I haven't seen anyone who has said they've done this before.
Would like to know if it'll work before I shell out for a Verizon smart phone.