3G & wi-fi

Apple Ipad 16gb tablet
August 23, 2010 at 06:17:52
Specs: Macintosh
Lynn
Aug 21, 12:00 pm

I just want to confirm that if I put a 3G dim in my iPad it will only
connect to that when wi-fi isnt available and therefore not use any of
my allowance on that occasion?

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August 23, 2010 at 06:20:22
Jolly Roger
Aug 21, 12:05 pm

In article
<137459649304099092.071906lynn.williamsom-FOREVERREDbtinternet.com@news.
eternal-september.org>,

Lynn <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:
> I just want to confirm that if I put a 3G dim in my iPad it will only connect to that when wi-fi isnt available and therefore not use any of my allowance on that occasion?

Correct.
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Lynn W
Aug 21, 2:16 pm

On 21/08/2010 17:05, in article
jollyroger-1C3F38.11052621082...@news.individual.net, "Jolly Roger"
<jollyro...@pobox.com> wrote:

> In article
> <137459649304099092.071906lynn.williamsom-FOREVERREDbtinternet.com@news.
> eternal-september.org>,
> Lynn <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

>> I just want to confirm that if I put a 3G dim in my iPad it will only connect to that when wi-fi isnt available and therefore not use any of my allowance on that occasion?

> Correct.

Thanks for confirming that for me. I have purchased a Pay as you Go sim, if I use that now in my iPad and then I want to swap to another network is it just a case of taking this sim out and placing the new one in. Not sure if
once I insert this sim the iPad is somehow 'locked' to that network.

Lynn

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#2
August 23, 2010 at 06:21:50
Jolly Roger
Aug 21, 3:36 pm

In article <C895D672.30C33%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

That I can't answer. Maybe someone else can though.

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August 23, 2010 at 06:24:25
nospam
Aug 21, 4:10 pm

In article <C895D672.30C33%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,

Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:
> >> I just want to confirm that if I put a 3G dim in my iPad it will only connect to that when wi-fi isnt available and therefore not use any of my allowance on that occasion?

> > Correct.

> Thanks for confirming that for me. I have purchased a Pay as you Go sim, if I use that now in my iPad and then I want to swap to another network is it just a case of taking this sim out and placing the new one in. Not sure if once I insert this sim the iPad is somehow 'locked' to that network.

first of all, it needs to be a micro-sim not a mini-sim (often called a regular sim). you can, however, cut a mini-sim to fit into the ipad and use a sim adapter for older devices that take the larger sim.

if it's an at&t pay as you go sim and is part of an at&t gophone kit, it will be sim-locked to the device in which it is activated for six months. only at&t has this customer hostile practice, by the way. if it's any other carrier, or if the sim is not part of an at&t kit, it will work as expected.

however, if you have a 3g ipad, it came with a sim in the first place so i'm not really sure what you're trying to do.

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#4
August 23, 2010 at 06:28:02
Lynn W

Aug 21, 4:31 pm
On 21/08/2010 21:10, in article 210820101610044125%nos...@nospam.invalid,

I have the 3G + wi-fi 64GB model. I am in the UK and it doesn't come with a 3G micro sim installed.

Lynn


nospam
Aug 21, 4:39 pm

In article <C895F630.30CAE%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:
> I have the 3G + wi-fi 64GB model. I am in the UK and it doesn't come with a 3G micro sim installed.

oh yea, you get a choice of carriers over there. usa residents are stuck with at&t and their shenanigans.

you should be able to get an ipad compatible micro-sim from one of the carriers, but beyond that i am not familiar with the various plans.

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#5
August 23, 2010 at 06:31:03
DevilsPGD
Aug 21, 11:25 pm

In message <C895D672.30C33%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>
Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> was claimed to have
wrote:

>Thanks for confirming that for me. I have purchased a Pay as you Go sim, if I use that now in my iPad and then I want to swap to another network is it just a case of taking this sim out and placing the new one in. Not sure if once I insert this sim the iPad is somehow 'locked' to that network.

iPads are completely unlocked and will not lock to the carrier you're
using.

However, when changing to a new carrier, if the carrier offers iPad specific plans that you purchase from the device then the first time you insert the SIM you may need to have iTunes available for the iPad to download a carrier profile. If the carrier can preactivate a SIM and/or doesn't offer iPad specific plans, you may need to manually configure the APN for your new carrier before data will work.

In either case, once you have a carrier profile loaded (for supported carriers) or have manually configured the APN (for other carriers) you can switch SIMs without difficulty.


DevilsPGD
Aug 21, 11:25 pm

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Lynn <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> was claimed to have
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>I just want to confirm that if I put a 3G dim in my iPad it will only connect to that when wi-fi isnt available and therefore not use any of my allowance on that occasion?

That's actually not 100% true, although 99% true.

Specifically, push notifications will always use the mobile/cellular connection when available, even if wifi is also available.

Beyond that, wifi is used whenever available, but the device will automatically failover to a mobile connection if wifi isn't available.

There is a "Cellular Data" switch in Settings if you want more control.

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#6
August 23, 2010 at 06:32:44
I See
Aug 23, 6:22 am

nospam wrote:
> In article <C895F630.30CAE%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
> Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

>> I have the 3G + wi-fi 64GB model. I am in the UK and it doesn't come with a 3G micro sim installed.

> oh yea, you get a choice of carriers over there. usa residents are stuck with at&t and their shenanigans.

> you should be able to get an ipad compatible micro-sim from one of the carriers,

You can pick up micro-sims on eBay for any network for a quid - or free.

but beyond that i am not familiar with the various plans.

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