iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular without SIM card: cellular type radiations?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bodoni, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Bodoni macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012

    Last May I was given an iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular as a gift.

    I generally use my iPad at home, connecting to my Wi-Fi router, so I never signed up for any cellular data service. Of course I frequently get the message "No SIM card" but that's not a problem for me.

    Now I have a doubt: I know that my iPad emits Wi-Fi radiations, but does it send out cellular type radiations too (even if there is no SIM card installed)?

    Thank you
  2. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2010
    I am sure the answer is NO.

    If you are really worried about it then you can turn the cellular radio off in the settings tab. I would anyway in your situation, under the hope that it would improve battery life.

    Just repeat after me: "non ionizing radiation".

    Does the gps work without a sim card?
  3. Martyrd0m macrumors regular


    Jun 18, 2010
    Tons of radiation is given off. Ill PM you my address so you can dispose of it.
  4. Bodoni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hi tmarks11,

    if I understand correctly, you are suggesting to turn on airplane mode and then activate Wi-Fi.

    As for the GPS, it works without SIM card, but I have disabled location services to extend battery life. I always use my iPad at home, so I don't need to know where I am :D


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