What if my country dosent use 4G?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by VinceDae, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. VinceDae macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2012
    Hi all...

    I have a question which I hope one of you can answer :) - I live in Denmark (Scandinavia) and we are not on 4G yet... :(

    So my Q is, what will happen if iPad 3 comes with 4G? - Can I still use normal simcard to get 3G? or am I just out of luck?

    Thanks guys :)
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    The US isn't 100% 4G. Therefore...
  4. eikast macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2012
    If the at&t iPad 3 has an unlocked simcard (which it should since at&t does not subsidize them), then you can purchase it and use it in Denmark with 3G (i'm assuming HPSA+).
  5. VinceDae thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2012
    Here in Denmark we just get them unlocked :) - But thanks for a good answer :)
  6. d0vr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    I'm curious as to whether Apple would release a 4G model and a 3G model for countries who don't use 4G/aren't getting it before the next iPad launch.
  7. Guacamole macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2011
    what if I have a 3g model from the UK and I'm travelling to the US? can I buy a sim in the US and be able to use on my Ipad like I've done with my Iphone?
    I don't want roaming charges, that's why I'd rather get a sim in the US but I don't know now with this 4g:confused:
  8. ChrisTX macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    If the current rumors are to be believed, there will be 2 separate iPad models for AT&T, and Verizon that support each networks LTE bands, and then a separate model that supports regular 3G for Europe, and Asia.
  9. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    Playing devil's advocate here I'm going to put forth the idea that there will be no LTE support in this iPad. It will just have two vesions, wifi and a 3G model that has the same multi carrier chip that the 4S has.

    Well, we'll all know in about 3-4 hours at this point anyway.
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Yes you can.

    I can turn 3G off on my iPhone and it uses the same SIM to connect to 2G.
  11. Nightprowler macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    There should be backwards compatibility, because I don't think any carrier anywhere has 100% coverage of their highest speed service. They usually concentrate on urban centers then work out from there, but before they can cover the rural areas there's already a newer higher speed service rolling out in the cities.
  12. mad-jamie16 macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    I dont see why they would bring out a 4G iPad. Not only is not all of America 4G yet but there is pretty much no other country with 4G support yet. It just seems like it is going to raise the price of the 3g iPad by using a 4G chip for a few whinging people in the city who want faster speeds.

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