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    Just purchased an ipad2 wifi 16gb .can I insert a micro sim for3G ?
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    You need the cellular model to use a 3G sim.
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    How can I identify if this model is cellular?
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    On the iPad 2 there is a SIM tray access on the side at the top left when holding the iPad in portrait orientation. It has a small round hole above it ( for the SIM tray remover pin). It is the same corner as the headphone jack.

    If it does not have this, then it is wifi only.

    I assumed from your description that you knew you had a wifi only model?
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    ThanksDh777.still boxed and sealed.box image is no indicator.i guess there's more than one surprise this Christmas Day.a patient reply from u.like ur style:)
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    I believe it should say so on the box. On the back, small sticker with the barcoded on it. On the top is the description. Mine says "iPad 2 Wi-Fi 3G 16GB Black". Mine is the wifi/cellular version.

    The wifi only will drop the 3G and just say Wi-Fi.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    It should have the specs of your iPad on the back of the box, bottom right I think.

    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.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
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    Thksdh777 no 3G.can purchase a Telstra elite mobile wifi,is this the only option?
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    Australia! Yes, most mobile providers have portable wifi/3G options, so shop around. Telstra is probably best for 4G, and the most reliable 3G, but if you're in a good metro area, you can check out both Vodafone and Optus options.

    These are good portable options, and you can usually share the wifi with a number of devices, if needed.

    If your just using it around the home, then hopefully you have a wifi modem with your home Internet you can connect to.
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    Appreciate the info.its great to be able to access this forum.its a big help for many reasons.:)
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    DHewson has great advice with the 3G/4G options available in Australia......

    I have had both a Telstra and Optus sim and IMO the Telstra service is much better. I wouldn't even bother with Vodaphone though.

    As your iPad is still boxed you could always just return it and upgrade to a cellular one if you like. Apple does have a 14 day window in which you may exchange your purchases. This window of opportunity has been extended with Christmas approaching and iPads bought now can be exchanged up until 7th January. You must have all the boxing to do this though. Just thought I'd let you know about this option too. Enjoy!
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    Good point. The exchange policy would only apply is bought directly from Apple, but if you have not opened it, you may be able to return it to your place of purchase. I'm sure they want your extra cash to upgrade!
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    I've also enquired at Myers and David Jones, they will also exchange but these must be unopened.
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    Swapped that for 3G...sorted

    May I ask ...I have been using an app Automasterpiece HD.downloaded the free version some time ago.now I want to purchase ($2.99).i can no longer find in App Store.although I can see on Internet.whats the go with this..? Any ideas

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