iPad mini Can device-only VZ iPad Mini LTE be used with any GSM carrier?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by minimo3, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Oct 18, 2010
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    I use VZW domestically so I would naturally gravitate to the VZ LTE version of the iPad Mini. What I would like to know however is whether it is unlocked and can be used with other GSM carriers? I prefer to buy a local SIM for data when I travel.

    Btw can a VZ LTE model also work with an AT&T SIM domestically? I know the LTE bands are different but would I be able to use it as a HSPA device? It can be useful if there's no VZ LTE coverage, EvDO is slow as molasses and a StraightTalk SIM might be able to get at least HSPA speeds?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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    Jul 28, 2007
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    Yes. All Verizon LTE apple devices (iPad or iPhone 5) are sold GSM unlocked.

    This has been confirmed multiple times.
     

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