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    Hi

    My daughter has an O2 SIM and I just purchased a three SIM but neither work in my iPad! It just says SIM failure and no service in top right hand corner! The iPad was second hand, am I missing something? Please can someone help
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    I would like to welcome you, our newest member, to this gorgeous online community where iPad users alike come from all walks of life to converse and share their knowledge of the revolutionary piece of technology brought into existence by Apple known as the iPad. I invite and encourage you to look around and make some new posts, we could certainly use that! Make yourself at home!
    We only ask that you kindly read over the forum rules and follow them during your membership at the forum. http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html
    Also, for anyone using the iPF app for iPad (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8) and having issues with the Send button, read this thread: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-4-forum/99986-ipf-app-send-button-greyed-out.html#post780659

    It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we welcome our newest member to the forum.

    Regards.

    From the account of Goofy8275, user of iPadForums
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    Your iPad might be locked. Some sellers buy locked iPads on contract (at discounted price) and resell them to unsuspecting people. I'd take the iPad to an O2 store and see if they can tell if it's one of theirs, or try another carrier's SIM card, like if you know someone with one that's working or pop by a carrier store and have them check for you.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I've just put a new sim in my iPad also and it first needed to be activated which took over a day depending on how busy they are. Get it touch with the carrier about this also after you find out whether your iPad is locked or not.

    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
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 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
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.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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    Thanks for your help! The iPad is locked and I have paid £20 to Vodafone to have this unlocked, but it can take up to 48 hours so again I am waiting..... Fingers crossed this works!!!
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    That's good. Hope it works. Some customers have had probs with Vodafone (or O2+Vodafone now that they're merging).

    If it doesn't work: It's supposed to help if you join the Vodafone online forum and complain. And you also can complain to OFCOM.

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