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PrAsU Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can someone please tell me if iPad 2 is locked ? I stay in Qatar, but can order online from the US / UK stores. Please tell me if it is locked ... i have read on numerous other posts that it is unlocked. in that case, does it have to be activated in the US before i can take it outside ? If not then what's the point of saying ATT / VERIZON rather than simply saying GSM and CDMA versions ??

If possible to activate and use outside the US, then i would rather order online right away. (i hate waiting ) ... please reply ASAP.

thanks in advance guys ... and CHEERS

iPhone 4 32GB iOS4.2.1 JB, Toshiba A200-19L
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,005 points)
    They are not locked.
    If not then what's the point of saying ATT / VERIZON rather than simply saying GSM and CDMA versions ??

    Because to most people, GSM/CDMA means nothing.
    You cannot order from the US online Apple store to ship overseas.
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,300 points)
    The iPad is not locked and you can't buy from the US/UK Apple store from another country.
  • yamahad15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You can buy from Apple from another country as long as you have an APO or FPO. He said he is in Qatar so he obviously has military affiliation and thus has an APO.

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  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,700 points)
    Wow, a simple "The is incorrect..." would suffice.
  • iykedavis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Please how how about making order from another country and addressing it to a friend in the US.
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,300 points)
    I was not incorrect.
  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,700 points)
    One problem I can see with that is will your credit card company allow a purchase made to be delivered to another country. But check recent threads here - there was a long one about ordering from abroad for delivery in the US. A number of users had done or tried that, and they posted their experience.
  • wegras Level 6 Level 6 (14,950 points)
    I can confirm that the UK Apple online Store will only ship to a UK address with a credit card registered
    at that address ( anti fraud )
    UK Apple Retail stores will sell against any valid and accepted credit card
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,005 points)
    You can buy from Apple from another country as long as you have an APO or FPO.

    You need a US credit card to buy from the US Apple Online store. Same for other countries (use CC from that country).
    -> APO/FPO Shipments
    "Apple does not ship directly to APO/FPO addresses. However, there are a number of third-party forwarding services that can conveniently redirect Apple Store shipments to APO/FPO addresses for a fee."
    He said he is in Qatar

    There are many people in Qatar besides US military.
    so he obviously has military affiliation and thus has an APO.

    How do you know he has a military affiliation? It's defintiely not obvious.
  • PrAsU Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thank you guys ... but please reply to my main question - if it is not locked, then does it have to be activated in the US itself ?

    and for those of you who didnt know, it is possible to order online from the US / UK online stores ... i use something called Aramex Shop N SHip ... check it out ... nice service and comes in handy
  • Madridi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Am from Oman and as far as I know Qatar is running WCDMA like Oman since I was running with that project too :-p. In addition to that am using ARAMEX too and purchasing can be done using a local credit card. If you already got one, kindly let me know if its unlocked
  • PrAsU Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nopes madridi, qatar runs on gsm ... not wcdma / cdma ...

    i am ordering one anyway ! cant wait any longer ! lol

    will keep you posted
  • RamyGabr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Dear PrAsU,

    Please update me on how your purchase to the iPad 2 going with.
    I have also an aramex shop and ship account, and I am staying at Doha these day.

    Thanks
  • vikranan21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi All,

    I tried Aramex SHOP n SHIP account ordering IPAD 2 from Apple US website but my order has been cancelled by Apple saying you have exceeded the limit of your order (however i ordered only 1 piece).

    Guys, any helps how to get an IPAD 2 in Qatar?

    Thank You.

    Anand.
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