Is my iPad 2 "locked"?

terryblyth

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Jan 19, 2008
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Walton-on-Thames, UK
Hi all,

I'll be putting my iPad 2 3G up for sale soon, but have a question regarding it being locked to a carrier.

I bought it around the launch date on contract from 3, so it was subsidised. I've since paid up-front for the remainder of the contract (April '13). Is there any reason why I can't take the SIM card out and carry on with my now pre-paid allowance in the new iPad?

Also, when I sell it should I advertise that I bought it from 3? Or can anybody put whatever SIM they like in there? I'm hoping as I bought it on contract my specific SIM isn't tied to that specific iPad!

I hope all that makes sense :)
 

terryblyth

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Jan 19, 2008
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Walton-on-Thames, UK
Yup, that makes sense on that count.

Still cool to use my SIM in the new one without complications, and sell the iPad 2 to someone that wants to go with a 3 SIM though?
 
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drlunanerd

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That's great, thanks. So I can safely advertise it as "unlocked"?

I ask because when I was looking on eBay there's lots that are advertised as Orange, Vodafone etc. but don't come with a SIM. So I'm wondering why they do that if they are all not restricted to one carrier.
No, I think it'll be locked to 3.
Like I said, our carriers will unlock them now for a fee (certainly Vodafone will).