3g+wifi

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jiangning, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. jiangning macrumors newbie

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    hi, I'd like to know if the microsim card is included in the wifi+3g version? Do customers get the card in the package? If they do, if I buy the 3g version in another country, should I get a microsim card from an AT&T store to have the 3G service in America? thx:D
     
  2. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad box, doesn't come with any sim cards, you get them separate.
     
  3. jiangning thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so how can I sign up for the service right on ipad? Do I have to get a card first?
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    In the US the iPad 3G comes with the SIM already installed.
     
  5. jiangning thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh i see. thx. so if I carry a ipad 3g from another country, i should go to AT&T and get a sim card?
     
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    If I were to take my BB Storm2 sim from Verizon, would it work in the iPad 3G + Wifi?
     
  7. Aduntu macrumors 6502a

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    No, you cannot.
     
  8. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    Verizon doesn't have a 3G network.
     
  9. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Verizon does have 3G... it doesn't have GSM (even though the SIM supports GSM and so does the BBS2). Not sure what you mean by no 3G.
     
  10. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yup.
     
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yes, you can buy an ATT microsim for $15. You order directly on the ATT website. You need a US Visa and address to sign up for service.
     
  12. skubish macrumors 68030

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    The SIM card for Verizon is for roamning so I am nor sure it will work in an iPad. Also an iPad needs a microSIM so you would need to trim it down.
     
  13. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Verizon has roaming agreement with it's 49% partner, Vodaphone. On it's "world phone" it has usually European/Asian UMTS bands 900/2100 and sometimes had quad band EDGE. It's just depends on the phone.

    So in theory, you could cut down the BLackberry Sim that's included in the Verizon world phones. Sign up for international blakberry roaming. Get the APN that Verizon uses internationally and put it into ur iPad.

    Cut mini sim down to microSIM and you can roam internationally, although I am sure the roaming fees are outrageous.

    But there's no chance you will get 3G speeds in the USA. Only in Europe and Asia/Australia. I am sure Verizon defaults to CDMA if it detects you are in the states anyways.
     
  14. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Information in this thread will answer some of your questions:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=932359
     
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Just to be clear - international roaming. It doesn't work in the US.
     
  16. antonioanmar macrumors member

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    Buying the iPad on the Apple Store Online on Spain, they allow you to choose if you want that it comes with microsim of Vodafone or Orange (two of the communication companies which offer 3G connection here).
     
  17. jiangning thread starter macrumors newbie

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