Carrier iPad mini Retina, is it carrier locked?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 9Benua, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. 9Benua macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Hi guys, I'm looking to buy iPad Mini Retina at bestbuy. They only have the Verizon & AT&T ver. I'm planning to use it with T-mobile free 200mb data. Do I need to get the T-mobile ver. or can I just buy any ver. popped the Tmobile simcard & expecting it to work?
  2. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    They're all unlocked. I did the exact scenario yesterday. Bought a 64gb Verizon rMini and put in an unactivated tmobile sim. Went into the settings menu and signed up for the free data.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010

    My Verizon rMini works fine with both T-Mobile and AT&T
  4. 9Benua thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
  5. JackieInCo macrumors 603

    Jul 18, 2013
    That's right, unlocked. I bought a Verizon Mini because it it usable with the most carriers and Verizon would have no problem activating it. Turns out that I don't get a signal at my house and can only get very weak LTE in my basement. I am back to using T-Mobile with it.

    Nice to have choices.

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