In this thread I will report how iPad 1 works on a 3G carrier in Russia. Will it work or fail miserably? iPad was bought in USA, flown over, and unpacked in Russia. It was never activated with AT&T. Russian carrier chosen for this is megafone.ru, largely because I already have their SIM card. But MTC would have been better because they have more towers.
Today I cut my standard sized SIM card and stuck in inside. iPad says:
Your selected cellular network is restricted. You can choose a different network in settings.
Dismiss | Settings
I believe this is because there is no plan on this SIM, cause I haven't used it since summer.
So tomorrow at 8 in the morning I will be at megafone's office getting a 100 meg plan. If all goes well I'll upgrade to half a gig.
So what will it be a success or a compleat failure. Tune in tomorrow to find out!