Does the US Ipad 3g work on UK networks?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jayo1971, May 2, 2010.

  1. jayo1971 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Hi, I'm getting an iPad from the states in a couple of weeks and would like to know if the 3g iPad is unlocked so i can use whichever uk network i'd like?

    Can anyone help me with this matter? :rolleyes::rolleyes:
  2. peetah macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Yes. You'll have to cut down your SIM or get a micro-sim card from your carrier.

    It is unlocked so you can use it with any carrier worldwide.
  3. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bristol, South West UK

    Steve said in the launch presentation (or Keynote as they say in America) that ALL iPad 3G's are sold unlocked for use on ANY network. Of course that network needs to operate within the frequencies that are technically possible on the iPad.

    Ultimately though, yes the iPad will work with all UK networks. Vodafone, O2, and Orange have even announced that they will be offering iPad specific bundles. More info should be available from 10th May.
  4. jayo1971 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Thanks lads. Just needed to check before i made my choice. 3g iPad it is.:)
  5. iWannaBeAdored macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2010
    Brilliant! I am going to cut down my Orange SIM and use that then :)
  6. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    My only question would be if the UK iPad will have the activate cellular data for their networks. Cause on the US it's linked to AT&T and not sure how to change that.
  7. hadmacforum macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2011
    US 3G iPad in UK: How did it work out?

    Hi Jayo1971, So how did your US 3G ipad work once in the UK? Any issues?

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