Yes you can do this on the iPad Mini 5.
The iPad Mini 5 wifi + cellular has an embedded eSIM which in the US can use AT&T, Sprint, or T-mobile. It also has a nano SIM slot for use with another carrier (ie any other carrier CDMA or GSM). The iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, iPad Air 3, iPad Pro 9.7, 10.5, 11, & 12.9 2nd & 3rd gen also have this capability because they also have an embedded eSIM and a nano SIM slot (on the XS, XS Max, & XR you can have two different phone numbers this way)..
So you can use AT&T on the eSIM.and get a nano SIM from a carrier in the Philippines to use while you are there.
- Answered by Andy R from Lake Wylie
- 21 Apr 2019
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