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3zzy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

I've ordered (purchased through a friend in US) an iPad 3G to be used in India. I understand that iPad is an UNLOCKED device and will support any Micro-SIM but the 'Cellular Data Activation' wizard seems to activate only ATT card, so its still petty much locked regionally.

I've spent hours googling but found nothing on this except a TUAW article that says "3rd-Party International SIM cards were confirmed to work by our readers. One chat participant experimented with an O2 Germany SIM and reported success." So there's some hope, but it would be great if someone can confirm this.

Is there *anyone here using an iPad 3G with a non-US and non-ATT card successfully*? Please let us know.

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  • ManuCH Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    It won't be easy to find anything on Google regarding international iPad 3G activation, as it was delivered on April 30th in the US. Shipping it internationally will take at least until May 3rd or 4th until they're delivered abroad through friends&family (I'm waiting for one myself).

    If I understand this correctly, the cellular data activation wizard won't show up if you pop a non-AT&T Micro-SIM in the iPad. You will need to enter your GPRS access point information manually, and it will work.
  • 3zzy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ManuCH wrote:
    If I understand this correctly, the cellular data activation wizard won't show up if you pop a non-AT&T Micro-SIM in the iPad. You will need to enter your GPRS access point information manually, and it will work.


    I understand and I'd like to believe you but a confirmation from someone would be nice. The AT&T popup bothers me, even if someone could atleast confirm that a non-ATT SIM doesn't show that popup, it'll help clear my doubts.

    I don't want to end up spending $800+ on a device that doesn't work in my area, I'll get a Wifi instead if even EDGE won't work here. 3G is months away anyway in India.

    Thanks

    Message was edited by: 3zzy
  • ManuCH Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    I understand. Well, I took the risk and I'll be glad to report back on whether it works or not, as soon as I get it (which I hope will be May 3rd, but more realistically May 4th).
  • 3zzy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thats tomorrow (or day after tomorrow) then. Great, please do report back asap.

    Many thanks.
  • ManuCH Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    I can confirm that GPRS, EDGE and 3G all work on Swisscom's network here in Switzerland. I had to cut out the SIM to Micro-SIM - just 1 day before Swisscom announced that they have Micro-SIMs in the stores now.

    Oh and by the way, the AT&T wizard disappears as soon as you pop in a non-AT&T SIM.
  • biand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Congrats!

    Add iPad to your diveces here: +iPhone 3GS / iPhone 3G iPhone OS 3.1.3+
  • UMID Freak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi everyone,

    You can have a look at the following link. Hope you will find this useful!

    http://www.hkepc.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=1446928&extra=page%3D1
  • Global Apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi 3zzy,

    I am planning to take an iPad 3G with me to Bangladesh. We only have 2G/EDGE in Bangladesh. We have micro-sims from Tele-nor (Norway Telecom). Can you let me know if you are able to access EDGE using any operator sim card in India. Your information, will be very important for me to decide whether i should buy iPad 3G or not. Thank you so much !!!!
  • Global Apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi ManuCH,

    I am planning to take an iPad 3G with me to Bangladesh. We only have 2G/EDGE in Bangladesh. We have micro-sims from Tele-nor (Norway Telecom) in Bangladesh. Can you let me know if you are able to access EDGE using any operator sim-card (other than At&t) in your country (outside USA). Your information, will make the difference of buying or not buying the iPad 3G. Thank you so much !!!

    Best Regards and happy iPading !!!
  • biand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Some comments from Russian-speaking iPad forum:

    "In Uzbekistan: 3G works fine. iPad behave great."

    "Here is installation of Russian cutted SIM card (originally not microSim). Conclusion: Everything works!
    http://www.iphones-apps.ru/2010/05/03/ipad-64gb-3g-rezhem-simki-i-podklyuchaemsy a-k-nashim-operatoram/
  • ManuCH Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    If you have a standard GSM/GPRS/EDGE network in Bangladesh, and you have micro-SIMs, then yes, it will work.
  • fouadm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hello, I am here in Cairo Egypt and just received the 64/3g ....i cut my vodafone date sim and insert it ok, but i always have no service ....i tried everything....called vodafone and they gave me apn , user name ,password but it doesnt help still shows no service ,can u explain if u do something to let it work

    thank you in advance for your faster replay

    regards
  • fouadm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    wow, done , i have now 3g working with vodafone EGYPT ,,,,,,,,,after many tries i took the sim put it in mobile to activat it ( wait till u have signal) put it back in ipad and surprise it works after 7 hours and 100 calls to many carrier in Cairo Egypt

    now i can confirm that this toy shipped from usa unlocked and ready for any sim

    non us customers you can buy now with no doubt.

    regards all
  • Mercurios Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi foudam, please help me i live in egypt i don't know what to get the 3G version or the wi-fi only please tell me if the ipad 3g work in egypt ?? what do i need ?? how to get the micro-sim, what carrier ? and what are the prices of the plans ?? i know i asked alot of questions but i am desprate i have been searching for weeks to find out, thank you in advance, my email is mercurious1994(at)hotmail(dot)com or ecwboy94(at)yahoo(dot)com. <Edited by Host>
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