If I buy iPad 3G in U.S, will it work in South Korea?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aohus, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. aohus macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2010
    If I buy an iPad 3G in the U.S, will it work in South Korea?

    Does South Korea use GSM or CDMA? Thanks in advanced.
  2. henry2 macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2010
    the Wifi part should work no matter where you are at also if you are stationed on a base you should be able to use the Wifi system in any of the public building there without a problem ..
  3. ArchXyrho macrumors member

    May 15, 2009
    Yes, because the iPad 3G support HSPA 2100 MHz spectrum and that is what Japan and Korea network runs on.
  4. Mapmonkey macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2010
    Seoul, South Korea
    It will work technically but you will find KT won't give you 3G service without you getting your US iPad certified first by the local communications agency just like they do with iPhones. The cost puts most folks off. Check with the KT guys in English on twitter @ollehkt_expats

    It doesn't make sense but that's how it is. Do you really need the 3G model as there is a lot of free or cheap wifi access here. And ironically you don't need to get your wifi only pad certified.

    Not god news but hope this helps.

    Merry Christmas.

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