ATT 3G in Europe?

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  1. Clint1583 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone ever taken there IPad to Europe and used 3G instead of the WiFi? Will it work over there on ATT 3G? Thanks!
     
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Yes, the iPad 3G supports the four commonly used frequencies for 3G networks.

    850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz.
     
  3. steveza macrumors 68000

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    May be some expensive roaming charges involved.
     
  4. poloponies Suspended

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    "May"?? AT&T's roaming charges are insane (approximately $1/MB). Depending on the country you're visiting you can almost always get a local microSIM for a far better price than using AT&T.
     
  5. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it works. A friend took his to Italy in the summer. Since the iPad is unlocked you don't need to worry about roaming charges. You just pop in a SIM from whatever country you are visiting and sign up for a plan right on the iPad. Then switch back to the AT&T SIM when you get home.
     
  6. seajay96, Mar 7, 2011
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    seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    This x1000. Most of the areas in Europe have very good 3G coverage and most carriers have reasonable tourist type plans. But, do a little research before you go and don't just hookup with the first kiosk you see in the train station or airport

    Edit: just to be clear, there are pretty solid wifi networks also, with a good distribution of free and pay sites. But, 3G is available in many more places.
     
  7. Vistan macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning a trip to Europe this autumn, starting in the UK, then to France Switzerland, Austria, and Italy (for a few days each). Can I purchase an iPad micro-sim in London with a data plan, and then use this plan throughout the remainder of the trip? If so, what company and plan? If not, what alternatives are recommended?
     
  8. BurningJah macrumors regular

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    No you can't because every country has it's own carriers! and if you start with let's say O2 ( uk carrier ) than you will pay roaming!
    so you need to buy a new sim in every country you go to
     
  9. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Check out a MaxRoam - it's Europe wide and a little cheaper than roaming on one main carrier.
     
  10. gyumilly macrumors member

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    UK might be a bit different. When I traveled around Europe, I had a plan from France and I was able to use it in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. There maybe a roaming charge outside of France, but I suppose still cheaper than what ATT would charge.

    When I go next time, I'll just get a sim from one country and whenever data runs out, I'll get another one wherever I'm at.
     

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