Carrier Are the new iPad Retina carrier locked?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by stylinexpat, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Regardless of which one you pick, will it work overseas with any local sim card from overseas? I do not see an option to just order the new iPad Mini Retina without a particular carrier.
     
  2. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    iPads have always been unlocked. The only exception would have been any CDMA iPads that did not use SIM chips (if any existed).
     
  3. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So one can order one from any carrier and it will arrived unlocked? It can be used with any carrier after?
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yes. But some carriers are less friendly about doling out new prepaid sim cards. TMob is probably the most generous, giving the out (online) for free from time to time.
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    In the US at least, iPads are unlocked. iPads from other countries may be locked if you got them on subsidy or something.

    The 3G-only iPad 2.

    Theoretically, yes. However, it's much easier to get a Sprint iPad and activate on T-Mobile than it is getting a T-Mobile iPad and activating on Sprint.
     

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