My recently acquired iPad 2 is great (I have compensated for the absence of Flash with Splashtop) but I have a problem with my carriers security procedures that someone my help me with? I was aware that I had poor outdoor G3 availability at my home but as I planned to make use of my broadband Wi-Fi at home that was not anticipated to be a problem. Finding that I could not send SMS's of make calls (I received messages that the number I was calling was not valid) I attempted to register with the carrier via my Lappie; entered the iPad 2's mobile number and the last 6 chars of my SIM card as asked and I was informed that they had texted my password to my iPad despite the fact that I could not get at it! I rang them to ask if they could send it to me by email or to my old non G3 mobile. No I was told. The password was generated within their computer and no one to get at it or change the address to which it was sent. Security! Customer Services says it seems that my only solution is to get hold of a G3 phone; find somewhere with a G3 signal; request a new password then put my iPad 2 SIM card in the phone and await the password text. Armed with that I should then return the SIM card to my iPad 2 and complete my registration so that I can use my iPad to make calls and send/receive texts. It is not possible to register via Wi-Fi on my iPad or Laptop it seems. Do I really have to do that? Is that why you all seem to have iPhones as well as iPad's? Perhaps I should have purchased a G3 Android phone instead? Apols for the rant!