New ipad needs seperate SIM card?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BostonBrawler, May 2, 2012.

  1. BostonBrawler macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Ive had an Ipad, Ipad 2, and just got the new Ipad. Was going to set up, but it is telling me that I need a seperate sim card? Is this accurate? The other two were plug and play, but this needs a seperate piece?

    Can someone please explain?

  2. qCzar macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    SFBA, CA
    You can put your SIM card in the iPad 3 but you'll be limited to 3G speeds rather than LTE & 4G.
  3. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    Yeah, but if you bought a 4G iPad, it should have a SIM card installed already.
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Pop open the SIM tray and push it back in. See if it seats itself better. Of course, if there is no SIM in the tray then head back to your retailer for one.
  5. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Not here they don't. You buy the iPad then go choose from one of five carriers.
  6. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    If you're outside us or Canada, the iPad won't work on LTE so your iPad2 sim should work. Only LTE requires a different sim. I've used my AT&T iPad 2 sim in my Verizon ipad3 and it worked fine.

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