Traveling with iPad

docjell

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 26, 2012
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Hi All
Due to go to Europe from Australia in 4 days time - I've unlocked my iPhone from Telstra but they assured me the iPad1 is not locked so could be used with prepaid sim/data card. In Italy. Is this correct? Who has done this? Any problems?
Thanks
docjell
 

aneftp

macrumors 601
Jul 28, 2007
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Sorry but you are incorrect.

Many ipads in the UK are locked to network providers so will only work with that network sim card.

Result = not all iPads are unlocked.
True. All iPads in the USA are sold unlocked. I live in Orlando. See tons of tourists buying iPads in apple store to most likely bring it back home.
 

dchao

macrumors 6502a
May 20, 2008
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how do I know if iPad is unlock? :apple:
If you bought a iPad on a long-term contract, your iPad is likely to be locked. Otherwise, everyone would just buy a cheap operator-subsidized iPad/iPhone, and use another SIM from the discount operator or MVNO (Mobile virtual network operator).

However, no iPad in the US is sold with a long-term contract, therefore, no iPad will be locked if you bought it here. This is not true in the rest of the world.