How can I use a new iPad Mini in both the US and the Philippines on the cellular networks?    A solution would motivate me to get the new one.

I use AT&T in the US. The two services in the Philippines are:

Globe
SMART

I would like to know how to swap services between countries. AT&T is pricy for international services.

As an aside, internet services in the Philippine vary widlely.

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    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.

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  • Purchase a SIM card in the Philippines and load it as needed... it’s a lot cheaper

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