USA iPad Cellular - can I use with UK Network/Sim card?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JamesBerry, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. JamesBerry macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    A friend wants to buy an iPad in the USA and would like the 3G version to use here in the UK. If the AT&T version, say, is bought without a contract from Apple, can he just bring it to the UK and put a UK SIM card in it - or is it carrier locked to AT&T SIM cards?

    Any problems with this or is it identical hardware to UK version?
  2. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    iPads are not sold on contract in the US, they are purchased outright and are unlocked for use on GSM systems worldwide.
  3. JamesBerry thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    Good news! So are the AT&T and Verizon identical hardware wise? Or would my friend be better getting one or other if the intention is to use in UK?

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