iPad mini Bell iPad mini work on Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dirrrty, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Dirrrty macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    My girlfriend and I are Canadians studying in the US. My girlfriend's mom wants to get her an iPad mini with LTE for Christmas. I have an iPhone 5 on the Verizon shared plan, so it would be ideal to get her an iPad that works on that network. Could an iPad mini be purchased from Bell in Canada, and then used on Verizon's network since they are both CDMA?

    Or should I purchase an iPad mini from Verizon then send it to Canada for Christmas?
  2. vigilant macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Could be wrong but I'd buy the Verizon version in the states since that model appears to have better global support I'm general.
  3. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    Unfortunately, I believe the Canadian carriers use the same LTE frequencies as AT&T, so a Verizon iPad wouldn't give you any LTE service when in Canada.
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Canadian carriers do not use CDMA for Apple products.

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