iPad mini unlocked iPad Mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by edtorious, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. edtorious macrumors 65816

    edtorious

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    Forgive my ignorance but can I buy an unlocked iPad Mini? I plan to buy one for my Mom for her to use in the Philippines. I was confused by the Apple store when the selections are only with carrier iPad Mini, does that mean I have to commit to the carriers when I buy one? Does it matter which carrier iPad mini I buy when I'm hoping to use one of the carriers in the Philippines instead?:confused: Please advise. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Ladybug macrumors 65816

    Ladybug

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    Apple Phillipines says..

    This model can roam worldwide on fast cellular data networks, including HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. When you travel internationally, you can use a micro-SIM card from a local carrier.

    I've never bought an international model but this seems to indicate it can be used worldwide, you only need a SIM card from a local carrier...depending on the country you are in at the time.

    http://store.apple.com/ph/buy-ipad/ipad-mini/32gb-black-slate-wifi-cellular

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    All iPad and iPad mini are unlocked.

    No need to sign up to any carrier. Just pop in a working sim and it will just work.
     

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