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    I purchased a 3 month old ipad2+3g from a store on e-bay, how can I tell if its locked or unlocked.

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    What do you mean by "locked"
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    Just that, is it locked into a certain cellular provider or can I use any sim card .
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    All iPads are sold unlocked, so yes you can use any iPad sim card. Although the Verizon 3G iPad doesn't have a sim and will only allow coverage in certain countries.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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    Some iPads are sold locked to a carrier, like by Orange in the UK. They're sold subsidized by carriers, so they are locked so the carriers can make their money back.

    Not sure how you can tell, other than by trying a SIM card from another carrier.

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