Carrier iPad mini Retina, is it carrier locked?

9Benua

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Aug 20, 2011
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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?
 

joeshmo2010

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Jun 25, 2009
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Seattle, WA
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?
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.
 

JackieInCo

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Jul 18, 2013
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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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