Will an AT&T iPad Air work in the UK?

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  1. RedTomato macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    I'm buying an iPad Air cellular AT&T model from another Macrumors member.

    I'm intending to take it to England and use with a UK sim card. Neither of us are sure if this will work or not.

    He purchased it from a guy who worked for AT&T, so I presume it's out of contract.

    Can any one advise?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes it will work. All SIM iPads, except those sold in Japan, are unlocked.
     
  3. RedTomato thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I had a look on the net for info, yup iPads from US Apple stores are unlocked, but seems sometimes iPads directly from ATT are locked?

    See last post on this page:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5477841?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    That is likely a problem caused by the end user. I've gotten iPads from an AT&T store and they've worked without a problem with a non-AT&T SIM.
     
  5. RedTomato thread starter macrumors 68040

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    OK, thanks for your help, time to poke around some Paypal electrons.
     

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