I hope this thread will have a positive conclusion by the evening, but I figured I'd share what I've learned so far and maybe someone knows something about this that I don't know. Just got my 3G iPad delivered by a friend coming across from the US, and it's terrific and my iPhone feels tiny and all that. I got a new BSNL 3G sim card (only 3G option in Ranchi, where I live most of the year) and here's what I've learned so far: 1. Put SIM in a phone and activate it (dial 123) 2. Check the balance *123# 3. Then recharge (I chose Rs. 399 (plus 41 'tax') for 1GB data across India). Note, I’m told you need a ‘talk time balance’ of at least Rs.50 for it to work, even if you have a data balance. 4. Check balance again (see point 2). I can't explain why, but this is what got mine finally working. 5. Pull out the AT&T micro sim, measure the size of the larger BSNL (while the chips are slightly different, I used the bottom left corner (opposite the cut-off corner) as a starting point and the iPad recognizes my SIM fine). I used scissors, and started a bit bigger than I thought I needed and trimmed down slowly until it fit snuggly into the micro sim tray on the iPad. 6. Set the APN: under Settings -> Cellular Data -> APN Settings -> APN = bsnlnet 3G should work and *edit* is now working on mine.