18 March 2012 ~ Comments Off

Sim Card Is Already Active On A Subscription (Explained) – Verizon New iPad

There are a fewer purchasers of the new iPad with 4G LTE from Verizon who’ve received a somewhat cryptic error message “SIM card is already active on a subscription ” when they try to manage their data connection from the iPad.

To make a long story short – the most likely explanation is that you’ve been setup by either Verizon or Best Buy at point of purchase with a recurring data plan (aka post paid) which cannot be managed on your iPad. There is likely also a $35 activation fee which there should not be (see Verizon’s iPad prepaid data page).

According to multiple helpful forum members – you do NOT have to activate (and / or pay any activation fee) at point of purchase. Decline the activation. When you get home follow these handy instructions to activate the new iPad on Verizon 4G LTE.




Wayne Schulz is a CT CPA and consultant. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, New York City, blogging, technology and searching for the perfect smartphone. He lives in Glastonbury CT with his two children. Contact Wayne by email at wayne@wayneschulz.com. (Important: We are not the manufacturer or seller of any items we've blogged so unfortunately we are unable to provide support or answer questions about them).

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