UK iPad & sim cards

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  1. johnrs macrumors 6502a

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    Hi

    Does anyone know what sims will work the UK iPad. To be more precise does anyone know if a Three sim would work?

    Thanks
     
  2. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    I read in a thread that Three seem to be blocking the iPad after a few days of use. I use Three in a Linksys MIFI device without problem but haven't got a iPad 3G yet to try in that.
     
  3. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    Three use crossover technology with other networks so have to pay if you use data services of their 3g only network. For this reason they actively monitor device usage and if they discover you're using data on GPRS or Edge (which you will be if you're using a device other than theirs, cos their internet devices will only connect when you have 3g coverage) then they will block it as it loses them money. You can bypass this by getting a cheap THREE phone with si card and tethering, or by buying a miwi.
     
  4. johnrs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your replies.

    Back to plan A which was a mifi and a three sim from ebay with 12gb data loaded onto it
     
  5. biotricon macrumors newbie

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  6. johnrs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow. thats very interesting. I wonder if you can now buy the 12GB preloaded sim, cut it down to size and use it..
     
  7. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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  8. johnrs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Asked John Benson about using a 12gb preloaded Three Sim in an iPad and got this back from John Benson

    John Benson
    @johnrs1 Should be fine, yes
    24 minutes ago in reply to johnrs1 from Tweetie
     
  9. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    Three have taken a massive u-turn under pressure it seems!
     
  10. johnrs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    either that or they have just realised that they are missing out
     
  11. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    3 could clean up here. The iPad could be a breakthrough product for them. They have by far the best 3G coverage, but with the fewest users (=better contention).
     

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