CDMA iPad mini in Canada?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gooberwilson, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. gooberwilson macrumors regular

    gooberwilson

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    So here's the deal, I currently live in the US and I'm going to buy an iPad mini with cellular. But I can't make the decision if I should go with Verizon or AT&T. I'm leaning toward Verizon. I'm from Canada and at one point may want to take my iPad mini back with me. Would it be possible to use an iPad mini that was on Verizon in Canada? Or would I have to go with the GSM AT&T version in order to unlock it and use it in Canada? Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure the Verizon one won't work in Canada
     
  3. profets macrumors 68040

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    If you want to use LTE in Canada, then you need to go with the AT&T model.

    The Verizon iPad/mini cellular models will work on most carriers in Canada on 3G (UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA), but not on LTE.
     
  4. gooberwilson thread starter macrumors regular

    gooberwilson

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    Would the AT&T model work on LTE in Canada right out of the box or would it need to be unlocked?
     
  5. profets macrumors 68040

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    Should be fine right out of the box.

    Only thing is with Canadian carriers, you need to sign up on a flex data plan for LTE access.

    The on device data access is 3G only last time I checked.
     

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