Restricted Network 3G

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    Hi, I just purchased Ipad 2 in Dubai with AT&T sim card. I reside in South Africa and have just inserted the local network Vodacom micro sim. Under Settings/Cellular Data it finds the network but says restricted network. How do I overcome this and get connected here in South Africa? Tks
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    The iPad is probably locked to the AT&T network, if that really is the case, then you will need to call AT&T to unlock the iPad, unfortunately, you may need to pay them to do this
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    I think this means that your account has not yet been authorised by Vodacom - it often takes a time for the account to be activated. You'll either need to wait a while, or contact Vodacom to get them to expedite it.

    Tim
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    iPad WF &3G in South Africa

    I also bought my iPad in Dubai - any luck re 3G coverage in South Africa via any of our carriers?
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    Did you try calling Vodacom? Not sure if the iPad has baseband issues with iPads outside SA as iPhones has.

    I could not get a 3G iPad 2 when I was buying (there was a global shortage at the time)... So I ended up getting the Wifi iPad 2 from Sandton and bought a MyWi device which gives me 3G over a Wifi hotspot anywhere I go (awesome thing is I can use 5 other devices to connect to the MyWi device)

    One more thing, I think Vodacom and MTN is very over priced with their bandwidth, Cell C appears to be the fastest and cheapest Internet in South Africa currently...

    Sent from my iPad using my fingers
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    Thanks, I'll do as you have suggested. Like the MyWi idea, though and will also check out Whooooosh! Rates.

    Sent from my iPad using my toes LOL!
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    my ipad shows Vodacom but does not connect? could it just be settings?
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    Do you have an account with them? If you've only recently set it up, it can take a while before it's authorised. You might need to wait a day or two. If not, contact your service provider and ask them to expedite the authorisation.

    Tim
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    Help with Mifi

    Hi. Please could you tell how you set up your Mifi. I have the Hame Mifi A8 with a Vodacom card. I can connect to the Mifi on my IPAD but do not know how get get the Mifi to connect to Vodacom.

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