Good afternoon, I wonder if someone will be able to assist, as the cellphone providers and Apple Stores here in South Africa cannot give me advice:
A friend bought my iPad2 in Washington DC just before it was launched in South Africa. It's a 64G Wifi, VERIZON 3G device. The problem that I noticed only when receiving it, is that the Verizon SIM card seems to build into the iPad, it's not accessible via a little slot on the side of the tablet.
Of course I cannot open the iPad to install a SIM that will work on one of the South African networks (Vodacom, MTN or Cell C).
To me a logic solution will be to take my IPad to someone who can open it, install a SIM that I will buy and I should be connected. Apple, and the cellular networks here in Johannesburg cannot assist me.
Is it something that I can perhaps do myself?
Any knowledge about someone in Johannesburg or elsewhere in South Africa that will be able to assist me?
If I can get my iPad2 back to Washington DC, will the Apple store where I bought it be able to install a SIM card that I can buy here in South Africa?
Any assistance will really be appreciated.