iPad mini Is the iPad mini unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jnardis, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I just came back from the apple store and was told that the Att mini comes unlocked, but the VZ does not. I have the VZ mini and confirm it doesn't come unlocked. Has anyone tried Att?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    You can put in AT&T Sim card in a Verizon iPad mini and use their 3G network. It does not come locked down.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Yes Verizon is unlocked, att not. You might to get it activated though...

    Unlockit.co.nz
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I have an ATT iphone 5. I put the sim into my ipad and it recognized the sim (the upper left corner said att), but when I go to use the internet I receive an error sim card and tell me to purchase a subscripion.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Go to unlockit.co.nz and select the correct apn. I'm using my mini with my dumbphone data ^_^
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That didn't work. I clicked on the apn on the bottom and chose my country and verizon. Nothing happened. What does this actually do? I checked with my Att sim, but still no luck.
     
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    brand

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    Did you bother to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the site you are asking about?
     
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    Blorzoga

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    iPads are not locked. They will only work on LTE on their respective carriers, however any of them will work with a GSM 3G network worldwide, as long as the frequency matches. That doesn't mean you can put an iPhone sim and expect it to work though.
     
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    what is the point of putting an AT&T iPad on Verizon? Can someone tell me why in the world would they want to do that?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bcs I work in NYC and the Verizon LTE in my building is non existant. The Att service is much better.
     
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    tymaster50

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    then sell the iPad and pay the difference to get the other one.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Why would you pick Verizon? You had an att sim correct? Probably oh from your iphone so you use the apn "phone". Make sure the drop down menu you select is att (phone) then it'll activate and work.

    Like i said, I'm using the samething but with my medianet plan. $10+$10 (add a line + unlimited data) = unlimited tablet data. No lte but ill manage
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon works better at home. This way I get the best of both worlds.

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    Thanks for your help, but I don't see ATT (phone) as a frop down. I only see At&T, At&T (Blue), At&T (Broadband), At&T (HSPA+), AT&T (isp.cingular) and At&t (wap.cingular)
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Go with AT&T HSPA+

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    Your almost there keep trying and you'll love having data on that mini
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Works like a charm! Thank you so much...
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    No problem.
     
  17. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I assume I have to delete the apn profile if I want to go back to the Verizon sim when I get home?
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    Yeah or just repeat the step and select Verizon lte. Haven't gone back but I imagine that's roughly what you'd need to do
     

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