Ive just bought a 32g 3g ipad in the usa, will it work in the uk?

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    Really need to know otherwise I'll exchange it before I fly home. Be grateful for any feedback as getting conflicting info.
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    It will work perfectly IF it is the At&t 3g version. If it is the verizon 3g version then you best take it back straight away. Cheers
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    Yeah, definitely ensure its the AT&T iPad.

    And, I've read that people have trouble with the AT&T version if they don't first activate it here in the USA before taking it back to the UK.

    I'll see if I can find some of those links/discussions...

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    UPDATE (1:08pm EST):
    Well, it appears that, according to this thread (http://www.ipadforums.net/uk-ipad-general-discussions/35855-usa-ipad-2-t.html), the issue of having to activate in the USA before going to the UK is not an issue any longer.

    So, it's the AT&T one for you!

    Marilyn
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    There is no need to activate it in the US first.

    -t
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    just take it to your local provider in the uk. you shouldn't have any trouble...
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    You will need a new plug adapter for the charger to suit the UK sockets but the charger itself is 110/240V so it will work fine.
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    Like the previous people have said, I long as you have a UMTS (AT&T) 3G iPad, it should be unlocked, which means as long as you have the micro-sim for that carrier, it should work just fine.

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    Thanks guys, just got it home and put an o2 micro sim in it, it's working beautifully
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    Great to hear - it's useful because there have been earlier incidents of some Members having problems, so it's good to know that there's not an issue.

    Tim
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    To echo Tim, thanks for the update; glad you got it going.

    But, for my notes (and to be clear): Did you activate it here in the USA - or take it back and fire it up over there?

    I'd like to make sure which advice I pass on in the future...

    Thanks.

    Marilyn
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    Good question - yes, please let us know....

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