New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPad Hardware and Accessories Discuss the iPad hardware and accessories

No service - ipad questions?

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 5
BayouLady is on a distinguished road

BayouLady is offline
I am relatively new to the ipad-- I got it late May, and activated it with AT&T June 7th. It automatically renewed July 7th.... It worked great at home, and then we left for vacation to an area where my cell phone (verizon) doesn't work very well, but had an E ATT signal until a couple of days ago; and then I got the great message "NO SERVICE". We're in an area with no ATT offices... so took it to another city where I had also had ATT E service about 2 weeks ago; but today, also "NO SERVICE". We returned to the campground (has wifi); looked to make sure that ATT was still 'active' and have paid until Aug 6th....

So, don't understand what is going on. Is this like satellite TV which has to 'hit' the receiver periodically? Any suggestions? Thanks, G.
QUOTE Thanks

Vroomer's Avatar
Member Since: Jun 12, 2010
Posts: 53
Vroomer is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iTouch 32 GB 1st Gen, iPad 64GB 3G, 2.8GHZ Quad-Core Intel i7

Vroomer is offline
Go to the Settings icon.

General tab.

RESET is at the bottom. Open the Reset menu.

This ONLY resets your network settings, not your data. If you had a wifi network saved, you'll have to re-establish that.

You will be prompted to enter your passcode. (I have my iPad set to lock and ask for this. not sure if you use a passcode or not.)

The screen will go black and the white apple will appear.

Finally, the iPad will come back to the home screen or ask for your passcode again.

I find sometimes, I have reset the network settings twice to establish the 3G connection. I find I have to do this when I've been in "Airplane" mode for a while. My iPad is 3G all the time. I have WiFi disabled. I also only do this when I know I am in a known 3G area.

Hope that helps.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 5
BayouLady is on a distinguished road

BayouLady is offline
Thank you Vroomer. That worked! Now sitting on the side of a mountain able to use my iPad! So far, very happy with the ipad and with Apple. After fighting PC's for so many years, am really enjoying Apple products; and plan to switch to an Apple phone as soon as my contract is over.... current phone has Windows operating system... big mistake!
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Dec 03, 2010
Posts: 2
forumviewer is on a distinguished road

forumviewer is offline
thank you
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« ipad protector | how to get photos from ipad to mac »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
iPad Music Dock & VGA Video Cable Questions j_dizzle iPad Hardware and Accessories 3 04-11-2010 06:14 AM
Apple, Analysts on new music service schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 9 04-30-2003 01:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?