Ipad2 in the uk

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    Hi just joined ipf. Going to uk next week and would appreciate tips on how to get my 3G ipad2 to work over there without running up huge charges. Thanks in anticipation.
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    OK - not sure which country you're in now but let me assume it's the US. In the US there are two models of iPad available - the AT&T and the Verizon model. Only the AT&T model will work.

    You can easily buy a microSIM in the UK for your iPad while you're here. The UK has the most deregulated mobile phone system in the world probably!! Just walk into any mobile phone shop - they're everywhere and ask for a PAYG (pay as you go) microSIM - pay your money - cash or credit card (all types accepted) and, within a couple of minutes you're out the door and surfing the net. Unlike some countries, in the UK they don't want to know anything about you - they just want your money!!

    Personally, I'd recommend the mobile operator '3' (yes, their name is just a number) because their network is 100% 3G - i.e. no slow GPRS or EDGE and they have great plans that suit casual short-term usage.

    But the bottom line is that, in the UK, competition is very very fierce between the many many operators - probably close to a dozen - and so the prices are very keen. I have an unlimited '3' contract - their so-called 'All you can eat' offering.

    I hope you have a great visit to the UK and visit Scotland, where I live, if you can. It's even turned out sunny again today!!

    Tim
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    Hello to you! The weather in Somerset is hot, hot, hot! Good news for you after all Tim.

    sent with love from my iPad on IPF
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    Thanks! Yes in the US and have ATT model. Might not make it to Scotland this trip but love Edinburgh.

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