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    How can I tell

    I purchased a 3 month old ipad2+3g from a store on e-bay, how can I tell if its locked or unlocked.

    Thanks Bob

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    What do you mean by "locked"

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    Just that, is it locked into a certain cellular provider or can I use any sim card .

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    All iPads are sold unlocked, so yes you can use any iPad sim card. Although the Verizon 3G iPad doesn't have a sim and will only allow coverage in certain countries.

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    Some iPads are sold locked to a carrier, like by Orange in the UK. They're sold subsidized by carriers, so they are locked so the carriers can make their money back.

    Not sure how you can tell, other than by trying a SIM card from another carrier.


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