iPad Need advice- Travel

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Tstrong2000, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Tstrong2000 macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    I have a Verizon iPad 3 and we are leaving tonight for Panama City, Panama for a vacation. Is there a good way to be able to use my device in this country? Not real excited with the International rates that Verizon wants for their data plan. Just interested in data/text access. Any advice is really appreciated:).
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    My wife and I just got back from Panama City. We were only there for 2 days so we didn't do much - just saw the Canal, took a tour of the city, and relaxed at the hotel - but it was quite nice.

    I would look in to getting a local SIM card once you arrive in Panama - they usually have pre-loaded SIMs that will give you a few hundred MB of data.
  3. Legios macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2012
  4. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    +1. In general, this is usually the cheapest option when traveling internationally. The iPads sold in the US are unlocked anyway (bar the CDMA-only iPad 2) so just need to swap SIM cards and you should be good to go.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Get a local SIM. I was in York, England last year, and Verizon helpfully sent me instructions on how to switch SIMs. Went to a local 3 phone store and got a sim and switched easily,

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