http://www.smh.com.au/business/watchdog-bites-apple-for-selling-ipad-as-4g-20120327-1vw8h.html In summary: Australia only has a small 4G network so far, and what we have works on a different frequency to what the 3rd gen iPad supports. The ACCC (Australias consumer watchdog who we go to with complaints about misleading advertising etc.) is filing an application in the federal court alleging that Apple selling the iPad in Australia as an iPad with WiFi + 4G is misleading. From the article: The competition watchdog is taking action against Apple for selling the iPad 3 as a 4G device even though it doesn't work on any Australian 4G networks. The ACCC alleges that Apple's recent promotion of the new "iPad with WiFi + 4G" is misleading because it represents to Australian consumers that the product "iPad with WiFi + 4G" can, with a SIM card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case. The competition regulator said it was seeking injunctions, penalties, corrective advertising and refunds to consumers who were misled. "Consumers who have purchased or are considering purchasing a iPad with Wifi + 4G should ensure that they have a proper understanding of the mobile data networks which this iPad can directly access by a SIM card, the ACCC warned. The application will be lodged in the Federal Court in Melbourne tomorrow morning. A court date has not yet been set.