iPad 3G in India with MicroSim!!

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  1. abhishek2

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    Hello all,

    I got my iPad delivered a few days back..

    I'm facing a slight issue with connecting to 3G network.

    Firstly I D.I.Y'ed a Micro-Sim from a Mini Sim (of MTNL Delhi). Works with EDGE services perfectly.. Problem is when I toggle 3G with SB Settings and open safari I get the error 'could not activate network services'.

    I made a 'adaptor' using an old card and managed to put the same sim in a iPhone 3GS, the 3G worked perfectly with APN settings : pps3g, mtnl, mtnl123. Tried on the iPad but failed.. Any ideas where I'm going wrong. Could it be MTNL blocking iPad's imei's!? Btw EDGE also only works with the above APN settings on the iPad. Any kind of help would be appreciated..
     
  2. kheldour

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    I found the following setup, although I'm pretty sure you know them already. Otherwise, try another SIM, maybe this one is too "old".


    Profile name: mtnl

    Dial up no. : *99#

    User name : mtnl

    Password : mtnl123

    APN: Please select the APN based on the service you have subscribed:

    Service name: APN

    2G GPRS (Postpaid): gprsmtnldel

    3G postpaid: mtnl3g

    HSDPA postpaid: mtnlhsdpa

    Example: If a postpaid customer wants to have Data downloading through 3G APN he will select APN as mtnl3g.
     
  3. pik0

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    Congrats! You're gonna love the iPad!! Good luck with the 3G network... :)

    Piko
     
  4. col.bris

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    welcome on board sorry I cant help but I am sure others can
     
  5. abhishek2

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    Thanks kheldour, the sim is brand new, branded as Pre-Paid MTNL 3G Jadoo which is already 3G activated.

    The dial-up *99# you mentioned, where do I add it? Afaik there is no option for that.

    Different APN's for different services

    Modification in Data Usage rates and Data coupons

    Personally using pps3g APN

    I may add. The 3G connection works perfectly on the iPhone 3GS with the same sim with APN pps3g.

    Also checked on another iPad, same problem.

    Tried re-setting network settings

    The thing I can't understand is how come 3G is working on the iPhone and not on the iPad.

    Only one explanation I can think of is MTNL doesn't recognise iPad's on 3G mode. EDGE gives me no problems whatsoever.

    Any other suggestions?

    Btw thanks pik0 loving the iPad already..
     
  6. kheldour

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    I'm afraid, that the 3G-radio in the iPad is more sensitive to the cutted SIM, than the "older" iPhones.

    Can you try with a different SIM?
     
  7. Ujjwal

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    Maybe Locked to AT&T

    @ abhishek
    do you think by any chance this problem is of the IPAD being locked to AT&T...I guess you will need to jail break it... but in that case you shouldn't be able to access the EDGE as well.

    I had the IPAD Wifi...got stolen :-( do you recommend the 3g as the next buy..the micro sim issue makes me apprehensive..

    thanks in anticipation to your response.
     
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    Hi ujjwal.. Firstly the iPad is NOT locked to any network.

    The micro sim is nothing but a smaller version of the normal sim we use.

    You will need to DIY, there are many guides online.

    It actually worked today at my office with the same sim card from MTNL with speeds hovering around 1mbps (surprisingly out of all the places but in Faridabad!!!). Still doesn't work here in South Delhi. So there is definitely something wrong with MTNL. But hoping it might be fixed very soon.

    I would suggest buying the 3G. Given we'll have more companies offering the services by September.

    Sorry to hear about the iPad being stolen. But can't help asking.. How the hell did you manage to get your iPad stolen??? (given the size).
     
  9. pik0

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    Wow! That's great news I use the 3G when I drive around to see the real time map display. Great way to see any traffic up ahead and drive around it... :)

    I ask also, how did the iPad get stolen?!?! I guard mine at every moment and never trust anyone with it. It's too expensive and too attractive to allow anything else.

    Otherwise, they should have signed up for MobileMe and do the Find My iPad thingy. At $100 a year, me.com is great theft/recovery insurance... :)

    Piko
     
  10. Ujjwal

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    Ipad

    Dont ask guys...it got stolen from my car.. i moved out of my car for just a minute and my laptop bag was in my backseat, hidden behind dark tints...when i came back i saw my car window broken and my bag stolen...so i lost my laptop and my ipad both at the same time.

    i wonder if just any random thief can get it operational without re formatting it..it was password locked.

    the Mobile me idea is good but now that its gone...what do you guys think can be done????

    thanks for the advice though...
     

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