Can a 3g ipad bought in america work in korea?

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  1. daxter

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    Hi, i have been living in korea for 4 years now. Somebody i know is coming back from america on friday. I would like him to buy me a 3g ipad. My concern is the facts that koreas carriers are different from americas. They use micro usim cards instead of micro sim and they dont use gsm. They use UMTS. However, the ipad supports

    UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    Data only2
    Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

    KT, which now has the iphone 4 in korea is the carrier.

    KT uses UMTS

    KT offers a UMTS 1900Mhz W-CDMA 3G service

    W-CMDA = UMTS

    So im wondering, will it work?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. NumbLock

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    I travel a lot for work and I used mine in Korea using my Swiss card. As far as I understand, there are no differences to radios shipped in any iPad.
     
  3. daxter

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    do you mean that you bought a micro usim or did you use roaming on your swiss carrier
     
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    I used the roaming $$$
     
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    oh, im wondering if an american bought ipad can have a micro usim from korea be put on it
     
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    I would buy an unlocked iPad then no problems
     
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    ipads are unlocked to begin with
     
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    Sorry I thought they were locked to AT&T in USA my mistake then you have no problem
     
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    What do you mean unlocked?
     
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    unlocked means it can be used on any carriers that support GSM or 3g
     

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