I didn't read all the post, but i am just giving my experience in using 3G sim in IPAD. I got the IPAD 3G 64GB a month back. I myself cut the sim and inserted into the IPAD. First i tried the airtel sim. Just went into settings and entered the APN as airtelgprs.com and edge worked instantly. The speed was normal.
Then i bought a BSNL 3G sim, cut the sim and inserted into IPAD. Entered APN as bsnlnet. 3G worked instantly. And the speed is great. min speed is 300 kbps and max is 800 kbps.
Actually the connection works immediately. IF it is not working then please check the way you cut the sim. IF we make a mistake by a cuople of MM then the connection will not work. IF you can't make it correct then go to some shops where they cut the sim for you and charge 100 rs for that. There are some shops in parsen complex(below anna flyover - chennai).
I have just started using my Ipad 64GB 3G on Airtel's Edge/GPRS network. I took a new connection and paid Rs 98 for a month's internet, and then cut the sim card myself, and plugged it in the ipad. One needs to set the APN to airtelgprs.com, and you are set to use the internet anywhere and everywhere! I checked up online later to see if anyone else has also done it, and landed onto this site. Feel bad that I am not the first one to do it! :)
After reading this forum, I will try and get onto BSNL instead if thats a 3G network, and hopefully they have such cheap 3G monthly rental schemes as well!
I recently got a i pad 3G and a airtel prepaid card with 98/- gprs validity for a month time.
In APN settings i entered airtelgprs.com and the web browsing and mails started coming and it was really efficient.
I found out this trick from this forum only and i appreciate this gesture.
Can anyone tell lme from where can i get the micro sim card
Check this link for micro sim
Convert Mini SIM in to Micro SIM for iPad 3G iPhone 4 | iPad
Just cut it. You wont be able to "buy" one in India just yet!
Anyone got this microsim from Airtel yet? If so, could you give us a review?
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