Torontonians waiting 3G iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by billyzenme, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. billyzenme macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2009
    Who else is waiting for the 3G iPad? I know I am.

    Who wants to make a trip together from Toronto to the Apple Store in Buffalo, NY and get the 3G iPad on launch date (likely 4/23 or 4/24)? Especially now that all the freight forwarders (Myus, ComGateway and others) have been blocked by Apple.

    We can all pitch in and save gas that way, plus save on sales tax and the waiting game. I think whoever wants to be the designated driver (forth or back) should get paid a little too. Sounds like a good fair plan?

    For Mac Rumors members who are 18 or above only.

    let's see if we can get this going, shall we? :cool:

    1. billyzenme
  2. and.sleepless macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    Is Rogers going to support the Ipad when it isn't even released in Canada yet?
  3. billyzenme thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2009
    The iPad 3G will work fine with Rogers (and its subsidary Fido), Telus and Bell's 3G network. All you need to do is just get a micro-SIM card or use a pair of scissors to cut your regular SIM card down to micro-SIM size.

    Micro-SIM and SIM card are exactly the same, apart from the physical size.
  4. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    You guys should consider each buy an extra one or two to sell on kijiji, and help covering your travel expenses.
  5. billyzenme thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2009
    I know I don't have the funds to get more than 1. But if others want to do it, good for them - so long as there'll be a 32GB 3G one at the store for me. :rolleyes:

    So who's in?
  6. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    I'm going to be in Boston next weekend. Will pick one up if there is stock at any of the stores.
  7. billyzenme thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2009
    thanks for letting us now...

    now let's see who else wants to do this Mac Rumors group trip...
  8. frviana macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Got a 3G on Friday and is not working on Fido. I have seen people reporting the same for Fido and Rogers. Its not a matter of been locked because its not but a matter of Fido/Rogers not allowing other data plans to work on the iPad. It keeps forwarding me to a Rogers portal.

    People reported it working fine on Bell.

  9. aprofetto macrumors 6502a


    Dec 19, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
    So just to double check, you cut your fido sim down to micro size and put it in? And it won't work?

  10. frviana macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Yes, I cut the SIM card to the size of AT&T Micro SIM. It gets full signal with the FIDO SIM and it also register on Fido network BUT no data service is available. Its not a APN configuration, believe me, I tried all possible APNs. I tried also putting the a Fido IPCC from the iPhone and nothing while people on Bell just entered the APN from Bell and it worked.

    Fido keeps forwarding any connection to a Rogers Portal - see below.


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  11. and.sleepless macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    How did you other Canadians purchase the Ipad?

    Because my father was in Phoenix last week and he was in the Apple store with the Ipad in hand but was unable to use a Canadian CC or Debit and they don't take cash for the Ipad.

    What did you people use to pay for it?
  12. frviana macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    They accepted my creditcard from Canada. I had cash in hands but they said that creditcard only. I bought on an Apple Store in Seattle. I managed to get it without line at 7pm on Friday... I thought they were going to run out as when I called they told me there was a line but they had enough for everyone.

  13. djwazzy macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2004
    Used my Canadian CC in Baltimore on Friday, no problems
  14. gjamesm macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2010
    Ordered mine from I have an RBC account that includes a U.S. Visa/Debit card so I used that.

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