I think I'm making "progress" on the problem.....Open IPAD....go to "Settings", "Cellular Data".....then go to "View Account"....in my case it comes up with window: "Invalid SIM Card"....So it's off either to AT&T or Apple Store.....
My son who gifted this to me Christmas called me and told me that he also gave his wife an IPAD2 for Christmas and they have a similar problem.
Either it's a bad batch of SIM cards or a problem with particular IPAD2's or both. My son has had an IPAD2 since mid last year and has not had this problem.
Maybe someone from Apple will read this and comment......forget a comment from AT&T except probably, "get lost"!
Thx for all your comments....
I will update when I have gotten some answers.
Try to make a soft reset just for networking.
It sounds like either a faulty SIM card or a faulty SIM tray in the iPad. Try cleaning the SIM card with a soft cloth, bit is sounds to me like it could be a hardware issue.
Not sure if my last "reply" went through.....I went to "settings"; "Cellular Service"; "View Account".....came up with message, "Invalid SIM Card"......
As I posted earlier, it's not unusual to get a dud SIM card. If that's your prob, just get a new one from your carrier.
Finally made it to Apple (75 miles distant). "Tekkie" tried three SIM cards, one from a new IPAD2 (right out of the box), one from another existing pad used by them; neither worked. Removed SIM card from his own IPhone and that one worked. So, replaced SIM card but also "sucked the software guts out and replaced with new." So two things: "Replaced" software and SIM card. (It was a tedious endeavor because I had to e-mail to myself all my pertinent information that was on the existing software. Fortunately since I'd had the pad for just a short time I only had some pics that I had to send to servers.
I have several other issues that I have to return to Apple to take care of which I will probably convey in a future post.
The gentleman that helped me admitted that there are "issues" with software/hardware/SIM cards.......in the IPAD2......."Too many manufacturers scattered in too many places" (in so many words).
I hope my experience will help someone else.
I just wanted to inform all those who replied with suggestions I have solved the problems I had with my IPAD2.
Two "bad" SIM cards; re-installed software by Apple Store in Modesto; and AT&T (cellular service) redoing their own records which contributed to the malfunctioning SIM cards.
Thanks again. :o
Hey thanks for this I have too had the same issue and I tried a pay as you go and a pay monthly sim, I've not had any issues for a week or so but I will monitor it and see if it happens again. When you say the software replaced I assume you mean restore the iPad. I don't want to do this yet as I don't use a pc but it's interesting to know how to solve it. Thanks
One thing I did notice though is that mine came back to life after 6-7 hours? Then worked great at full signal it then happened again and roughly the same timescale before it came back on this was a week ago and have had no issues since? One was morning the other was at night. I'm also in the UK so it must be the sim rather than the carrier?
But how comes the issue has only arose since the start of the year? Mine went down first time on the day of the solar storm.......:0