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

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

  1. JamesBerry macrumors member

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    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 macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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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