2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 2, 2013 7:13 AM by Ralph9430
SantaDoug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPad2 purchased with Verizon capable 4G.  Can this be converted to AT&T service?

  • 1.
    sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists (3,785 points)

    Hello SantaDoug,


    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities!

    In order to use the iPad with another carrier, you would first need to unlock the phone from the original carrier.

    Take a look at this article for help with getting this accomplished:

    iPhone: About unlocking



    Follow these instructions to initiate the unlocking process for your iPhone:

    1. Check if your carrier offers unlocking. Only your carrier can unlock your iPhone.
    2. Contact your carrier and request an unlock.
      • You may need to meet certain requirements to qualify for unlocking. After your carrier submits the unlocking request, it may take up to seven days.
    3. Once you receive confirmation from your carrier that your iPhone unlock has been processed, proceed to the next section.

    If you have a SIM card from a carrier that is different from your current carrier, and you've received confirmation from your current carrier that your iPhone is unlocked, follow these steps:

    1. Eject your SIM card and insert the new SIM card.
    2. Complete the setup process.

    If you do not currently have another SIM card you can use, follow these steps to complete the process:

    1. Back up your iPhone.
    2. Erase your iPhone.
    3. Complete the setup assistant and restore your backup.

    Additional Information

    If you experience issues or receive the following error message displayed in iTunes or on your device, follow the steps below:"The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported. Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carrier store."

    1. Restore your iPhone.
    2. Contact your carrier to verify that the unlock was applied in your carrier's system.


    All the very best,


  • 2. Re: can an iPAD 2 be converted from verizon 4G to ATT 4g?
    Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)

    An iPad 2 cannot connect to any network at 4G speeds it is limited to 3G.


    If you have a Verizon iPad 2 you cannot convert it to connect with an AT&T network. A Verizon iPad 2 does not have a sim slot.