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    Hi Folks, great to find site that can explain in simple terms. I am a new owner of ipad 2, not great on computer language but need help. My ipad 2 has no 3g, and I want to access the net any place, so if i walk into a shop in Ireland what do I ask for .. I was just sold a 3pay broadband micro chip but where do i put it..dont think this is what I need, but rely on shop assistant advise, feel a bit stupid .
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    If you do not have the 3g version of the ipad, you will not be able to utilize a sims card. If you are wanting to access wifi in public places such as McDonald's or the public library that is different. Your Ipad 2 is capable of picking up the wifi signal. Depending on where you are, some places require you to type in a password in order to use their free internet service.

    Another way to access the internet with your ipad is by purchasing a broadband mifi unit. I have purchased one called a virgin mobile broadband mifi. I pay as I go--meaning that I do not have a monthly contract to maintain. Usually the cheapest rate is $10 for 500mb for 10 days. It works on a celluar service (AT&T)--and works well for me.

    I hope this answered your question, if not-I am sure others will join the thread and add their thoughts. Good luck and Welcome! :eek:
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Your iPad is not 3G, don't know why they sold you a sim, there is nowhere to put it. Skimonkey has the right advice here,

    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
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 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
    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!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF

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