Data for iPad 1?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Cams, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Cams macrumors regular

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    I bought an iPad 3G version 1 as a present for someone from the refurb store and she wants to know how to get data on it. All the info I can find is for iPad2, unsurprisingly. So:

    1. Does the iPad v1 take a regular SIM or is a micro sim?
    2. Can you do pay-as-you-go and just buy top-ups at retail outlets, or does she have to get a data plan from a carrier? She already has a contract with Vodafone for her Android phone, but isn't keen to have another monthly payment just for the iPad.

    I'm in the UK, in case that's relevant.

    Thanks
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  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    It uses a micro sim. There are plenty of data options to choose from (the best are 30-day rolling contracts). Just check out the different carrier websites. I would recommend Three though for data speed & value for money if you get signal for them. Vodafone are pretty stingy with data allowance, and charge quite a lot. Best thing to do is evaluate what she needs and find the best suiting deal online though.
     
  3. Cams thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help DT. I think we'll go with Vodafone as it has the best signal in my area.

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