iPad 3G unlock?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Semdk, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Semdk macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Hi, i live in Denmark, which is in Europe
    I wanted to buy an 3G iPad from the US, but wondered if the AT&T lock is removable? I spoke to Apple who said that it indeed is locked and not unlockable.
    So will i have to jailbreake the iPad to unlock it?
    Will there overall be a jailbreak for the iPad?
    How easy will it be jailbreaking and unlocking it?
    Would i have to jailbreake and unlock it each time there's a new update out?
  2. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Didn't Jobs specifically state at the introduction that the iPad 3G was unlocked?
  3. 007bond macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    It's already unlocked...you just need to find a carrier that uses micro-sim cards. ;)
  4. Semdk thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2010
    I've found a carrier with the micro sim, but when i called up apple asking if i could use the iPad 3G in Denmark he said no, because it locked with AT&T.
  5. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Steve Jobs said specifically that it IS UNLOCKED.
  6. sayerle macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    iPAD 3G unlock

    Apple tecnical support do not know what they are talking about since they haven't got the technical info on the iPAD 3G yet. I was told it was locked by AppleCare & I challenged them through what Steve Jobs said in January & the guy admitted he didn't really know. He told me to call back at the weekend once it's launched since they'll have the technical info on the product then.

    Bottom line - Steve Jobs made a big deal of the fact it was unlocked in January so I expect it is unlocked....
  7. sayerle macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
  8. sayerle macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    iPAD 3G unlocked

    and I just spoke with AppleCare, who told me it is UNLOCKED!!!!! Yipee! They finally have the right info on launch day!

    So, all you need to do is get the UK microsim card, pop out the AT&T & pop in the Orange or whatever microsim card, & you have a UK iPAD!!
  9. marklu98 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2010
    not locked!!! my Ipad 3g works fine on Bell network!

  10. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    You can always cut a regular standard sim card to be a micro sm.
  11. kidbess macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    3g Ipad in Denmark

    Ill be travelling to denmark next week. were you able to find a carrier to enable the use of your ipad 3g there?
    hoping you can help me find a solution!

  12. EasyJW macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010
    In the Keynote steve said it was unlocked, so anything will work, and if you can't find a microsim deal... MAKE YOUR OWN haha, google it, there are loads of guides and all you need is a knife
  13. Semdk thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Well, it isn't hard finding a carrier offering a 3G service (3, Telia, TDC, Telenor, Oister, & Bibob), but Bibob has promised offering a Micro-Sim before iPad launch - meaning soon. But as noted above, you could easily cut a Mini-sim (a normal sim card) into a Micro-sim (iPad sim card), since the extra size is just more plastic
  14. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2008
    Berlin, Germany
    I'm in a similar situation - so I just ask in here before starting a new thread.
    The only difference is that I want to get the US iPad 3G to work in Germany.

    I honestly don't know anything about the whole 3G stuff.

    If I can find a micro SIM card provider in Germany, I could happily use it over there?
    No difference in frequencies, legal problems or anything like that?

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