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    3gs Ipad on other carries

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    3gs Ipad on other carries
    Hi
    Does anyone know if the 3gs from the US is going to work anywhere. I want to order one from the US and bring it to Canada and run it on rogers when they have their data plan. I take it because there is no contract that the IPAD is unlocked and available to any network?

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    3gs Ipad on other carries

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeclarke View Post
    Hi
    Does anyone know if the 3gs from the US is going to work anywhere. I want to order one from the US and bring it to Canada and run it on rogers when they have their data plan. I take it because there is no contract that the IPAD is unlocked and available to any network?

    I would guess it will be locked to At&t. I'm sure it will easily be unlocked soon after it's released.

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    bargsbeer is incorrect on this one. As stated in the product introduction keynote, the iPad is sold UNLOCKED and will work with any carrier that supports their 3G frequencies (see tech specs page for more about this) **AND** (this is the key part) the micro-SIM format the iPad uses.

    The SIM is "locked" I guess you could say to AT&T, but (in theory) you would bring it to Canada, get Rogers (perhaps) to sell you a compatible Micro-SIM, then pop it in the iPad and it would work.

    The problem with your plan is threefold:

    1. None of the carriers have yet announced support for the iPad's Micro-SIM. Regular SIM cards (even AT&T ones) won't work.

    2. None of the carriers have adopted the "PAYGO" data model AT&T has, and no your AT&T data plan won't work (unless you're REALLY REALLY close to the US border and can pick up US cell signal).

    3. No announcement from any of the carriers about which of them, if any, will support the iPad (though Rogers is a pretty safe bet), when they'll have Micro-SIMs, what their rules for support will be, and most importantly PRICING.

    If I were you I'd wait a bit.

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    3gs Ipad on other carries

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    Thanks for the input. Rogers will be offering a similar deal to At and T so I am alright. I also have my US account so I can get apps etc. That is also good becasue if i stay extended in the US which I do sometimes i can buy time on the AT and T network also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    bargsbeer is incorrect on this one.


    I stand corrected.

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