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  1. TheDave Newbie

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    A friend of mine got an iPad from their boss as a gift (no he didn't steal it!). It didn't come with any documentation or a box, just the charger and iPad. He asked me to play around with it a bit.

    It's actually an iPad 2 (with a camera) which is nice, but I can't tell from looking at it if it supports a 3g connection or not. Is there something in the settings that would indicate that? Also, if it did support 3g, I wouldn't know how to get signed up to use it.
  2. Graiden Active Member

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    Cannot you find the information in some iPad 2 website? If you don't have a book, you should be able to find a manual on the Internet.
  3. Makcalable I Only Know What I Know

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  4. franimal Member

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    If you have a Ipad 2 that supports 3g you will see an antenna on the back like this one:

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    If you want to purchase 3g services from a provider the easiest thing to do is to turn off wifi and attempt to view a webpage (this only works with the 3g version) this will pull up a page prompting to you activate your services (paid).
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    If its 3g then am i right in saying it should have a sim card slot? If so have a look around the edges and see if theres a slot which aint the speaker or the dock connector (it'll have a flush-to-the-surface cover).
  6. thatguywhy Active Member

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    Yeah if it has a place to put a sim card.
    Then it supports cellular networks.
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    The easiest way to tell if the iPad 2 supports 3g is to look at the back. If there is a Black strip on the top part of the back near the on/off button and headphone jacks, then you have a 3g ipad 2. That black strip is in fact the housing for the antenna for the 3g signal. So if you have that, you should be able to get 3g.
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    Yes, the black strip is the key indicator. Also you can go into your settings as well and turn off your WI FI and then try to access a webpage like someone else mentioned. If you have a 3G supported iPad, then you can use either Verizion or AT&T to sign up for 3G service for your iPad. Actually you can use any cellular provider you like that have a data plan for the iPad.
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