I have an iPad (third generation) 4G with a Verizon plan. I'll be traveling from the US to the UK in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone can help. Last year when I was there, I had previously read that I could go to the Apple Store in the UK and pick up a SIMM card for about £7/$10 which I did. The Apple employee installed the SIMM card for me but he didn't have a clue why it didn't work. He did go back and forth with various other employees and finally told me that my iPad did not work with their SIMM card because the iPad was locked. It turned out that I was never able to use 3G while I was there....just had to depend on wifi. After returning home, I called Verizon. The first time I called, the Verizon employee told me that the after I had the account for three months and if it was in good standing it could be unlocked for global usage. A few months later I called Verizon again and was informed that the iPad was NOT locked since I purchased it directly from Apple. Being a skeptic, I recently called Verizon for a third time and again I was told that the iPad was NOT locked and then she called Apple to verify and this time I was told that I could not use the foreign SIMM card unless I reset my iPad to factory settings and then install the foreign SIMM card and treat the iPad as if it were new. Also...when I reinstall the Verizon SIMM card, then I would have to do the same thing....reset to factory settings and set up all over again. Seems to me that is a lot more work than it should be. Has anyone else used their pad in the UK and been able to use 3G without resetting back and forth. Also...has anyone purchased a foreign SIMM card - either at the Apple Store or anywhere else they are available and what suggestions do you have to make this as seamless as possible. Thanks for any and all suggestions!