New iPad carrier locked in USA?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lodog, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. lodog macrumors newbie

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    With previous versions of the iPad, units sold in the US were not carrier locked. With the new iPad, the Apple Store online is forcing you to choose a carrier and says the iPad will only work with the chosen carrier.

    Can anyone confirm that new iPads sold in the USA are carrier locked? This seems to be a significant change from the previous versions.
     
  2. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    I think what they mean is that you cannot buy the AT&T version and then use it with Verizon.
     
  3. lodog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think so too, but I'm looking for a confirmation of this. And what does this mean for traveling overseas with a new iPad? Are you locked into paying usurious rates for roaming or can you install a SIM from a foreign carrier?
     
  4. lodog thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Wouldn't surprise me: in Japan also only one carrier ... And that one just started LTE. :mad:
     

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