Can I use a 3G ipad with out activating it?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by efan8224, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2010
    I want to buy an ipad now because I am able to tether with my iphone now. There are few still in the box for sale that are cheaper than the just WiFi versions. I just need to know if I can still use it with out signing up for the 3G?
    Thanks in advance!
  2. macrumors 68030


    May 29, 2007
    Yes, you can use it without enabling 3G service. My wife has a iPad 16/3G and has never activated 3G nor even setup an AT&T account to use it.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2010
  4. macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yes, you can
    And you can sign up for one month and not the next
    It has a simple interface to manage your usage

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