Using 3G iPad in China on China Unicom

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  1. FirstApple

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    Hi,

    I have tried 3GNET on apn and password but still no 3g icon and can not connect to internet outside wifi. If i have time, i will cut sim adaptor and transfer my sim to viliv ex70.

    Thanks.
     
  2. pointdexler

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    I got the 64GB WiFi Ipad and a friend of mine wanted to buy it from me.. the problem is I am considering buying the 3G ipad.. but I'm living in Beijing and almost everywhere there is FREE wifi.. Macdonald, Starbucks, most cafe and restaurants.. I was sitting at common area of China Central Mall, my ipad detected at least 3 open WIFI that I can connect to...
    The question is other than accessing via 3G and GPS and an additional 3G plan.. there isn't a good enough reason to get the 3G ipad in Beijing... should I or should I not.. confused..
     
  3. Seo

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    @OP: Awesome, that's really cool. I'm in China as well (Beijing, to be exact) and brought a 3G iPad back from the states.

    Is it okay if you give me a link to where you got your card? I can only find ones much more expensive than the prices you listed.

    Gratz on your 3G. :)

    It does have a few WiFi spots, but definitely nowhere near as much as certain parts of the US (I don't mean Nowhere, Kansas mind you). As a student, my school's WiFi hasn't been set up yet (we recently changed buildings) so I need 3G, but even with 3G you won't have a connection when you're commuting. I take a bus twice a day to and from school and having a 3G connection would really make the hours pass quicker.

    What I'm trying to say is that it depends on your situation. For some people like me, you'll need 3G, but if you only use your iPad at home/work/restaurants with WiFi, you can forgo buying a 3G service. Don't feel like you wasted the cash though cause let me tell you, the extra 130 bucks was well worth it (IMO) for the GPS alone!
     
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  4. FirstApple

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    Bingo! My 3G sim card is working now. China unicom give me the wrong mobile number so when i check on the net i still have money. They have double check the serial number on my sim card and i am looking on another users sim.
    In short i just topped up some cash on my sim and now its working back again.
    :D
     
  5. blackgold43

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    How do you check your balance online? What credentials do you enter?
     
  6. FirstApple

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    Go this website :
    ÖùúêèÃøÉÃÓªÒµÌü www.10010.com

    Then input your mobile number and password provided by china unicom.
    Ask someone to read if you can not understand chinese.

    Goodluck!
     
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    How do you get the password? Do you have to call china unicom? I don't think i received one when i got my card...

    Thanks!
     
  8. FirstApple

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    Yeah. The china unicom provide the password for me.:)
     
  9. d5222

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    Thank you so much for this info from back in June. I am about to move from Seattle to Beijing and wondered how things are working with China Unicom for 3G? Has your opinion changed since June. Would you recommend buying the 3G iPad for use in China vs the Wifi plus a mifi device?
    Many thanks!
     
  10. jculp

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    I use my iPad every day. For me, the iPad's value would be greatly diminished if I did't have the 3G capabilities. 3G data in China is cheap, fast and extremely reliable. Make sure that you go with China Unicom's data plan. China Mobile uses a much slower technology.
     

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