How is the 3G iPad going to work in different countries?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by amirite, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. amirite macrumors 6502a

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    What if I buy a 3G iPad in the U.S. for the UK? I know they're not locked, but when in the UK how would it work?

    As far as I know you go the settings app and can purchase a 30 day data plan from AT&T. How would that work in the UK? Would it know I was in the UK and show UK providers instead? :confused:

    And what about if I were to buy one in the UK and go to the U.S.?
     
  2. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

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    I also am intrigued about this. I am currently in Eastern Europe and I use a vodafone broadband modem with a SIM card inside to get 3G internet with my macbook air. Would I be able to just put the sim straight into the iPad and it would auto-connect?

    Would be awesome if so.
     
  3. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It would be a likely yes if the iPad didn't use a SMALLER sim (microsim). You could cut the sim smaller and it would possibly work, but I doubt you'd want to do that :D
     
  4. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

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    will there be some kind of workaround to make a microSIM from a regular sim? I reckon the companies offering mobile broadband like Vodafone, t-mobile, tele2 etc, will charge a premium for microsims as they'll know they're for the iPad.
     

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