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    IPad 1 -> IPad 2 Sim card?

    Anyone know if you'll just be able to put your old sim card from IPad 1 in the new IPad2 and continue service without doing anything else?

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    In addition to this question, does anybody know if the new iPad 2 is locked to AT&T or I can use it with any GSM carrier? IPad 1 3G was not locked as I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xardoz
    Anyone know if you'll just be able to put your old sim card from IPad 1 in the new IPad2 and continue service without doing anything else?
    Both have mini-SIM slots, so you can simply swap them.
    Last edited by DontUnderstandMyIpad; 03-03-2011 at 07:37 AM.

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    Not recommended, though you can change over your plan to the new iPad.

    http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/03/h...a-plan-ipad-2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvva View Post
    In addition to this question, does anybody know if the new iPad 2 is locked to AT&T or I can use it with any GSM carrier? IPad 1 3G was not locked as I know.
    From the Apple online store:

    "iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G Connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi and over 3G cellular networks with AT&T or Verizon Wireless. (3G service sold separately.) Select the model that corresponds with the carrier you'd like to use for 3G service. The iPad you choose is configured to work only with one carrier."
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    Quote Originally Posted by twerppoet
    Not recommended, though you can change over your plan to the new iPad.

    http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/03/h...a-plan-ipad-2/
    Thanks. That answers it for me. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzimisce

    From the Apple online store:

    "iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G Connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi and over 3G cellular networks with AT&T or Verizon Wireless. (3G service sold separately.) Select the model that corresponds with the carrier you'd like to use for 3G service. The iPad you choose is configured to work only with one carrier."
    Considering Apple only views AT&T and Verizon as network providers, an AT&T iPad might very well work with any other provider. Don't see why they would restrict it, but then again I don't know how it is handled in the US. The UK version definitely won't be tied to one provider.

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    I am hoping it is hassle free and we can just swap sims. When I bought my sim I didn't have to give any ipad details, it was activated whilst I waited at the shop (telstra, in Australia ) and when I got home I put it in my device and it worked straight away. So I am hoping I can just pop it iPad 2 and off we go

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    I called ATT. To update the new information about your new device and/or sim card you can call them to let them know about it. Or you can enter it yourself at:

    https://dcp2.att.com/OEPNDClient/

    If you are not sure, then call ATT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad

    Considering Apple only views AT&T and Verizon as network providers, an AT&T iPad might very well work with any other provider. Don't see why they would restrict it, but then again I don't know how it is handled in the US. The UK version definitely won't be tied to one provider.
    Same here in Australia we are not locked in to any particular provider. Hopefully that means I ca swap my sim into my iPad 2. I will ask the telco closer to the event and report. Months out they are notoriously ignorant of these things.


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