How to unlock an iPad Mini from UK

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How to unlock an iPad Mini from UK

I bought what I thought was an unlocked 3G iPad Mini from Amazon. It came with an ATT sim, however I removed it and used my local one and it quickly stopped working.

 

Thinking it could be a carrier lock issue I visited the Apple store who confirmed the iPad is locked. How do I unlock it? I visited the form request and it tells me that it is unlocked, however it can't be. How can I unlock my device from the UK?

 

Thanks,

SG

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hisfadgesty wrote:

I bought what I thought was an unlocked 3G iPad Mini from Amazon. It came with an ATT sim, however I removed it and used my local one and it quickly stopped working.

 

Thinking it could be a carrier lock issue I visited the Apple store who confirmed the iPad is locked. How do I unlock it? I visited the form request and it tells me that it is unlocked, however it can't be. How can I unlock my device from the UK?

 

Thanks,

SG


Ipad has the same requirement as a phone - you must be a current or previous customer of att to request the unlock. Is this the form you are using?

 

https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/

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Re: How to unlock an iPad Mini from UK

That is the form. Correct.

I am a frequent traveller so I need to be able to use multiple sim cards.
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Re: How to unlock an iPad Mini from UK

Have you contacted Amazon to see if it can be returned? Did they advertise it as unlocked?
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gphipps wrote:
Have you contacted Amazon to see if it can be returned? Did they advertise it as unlocked?

Only two retailers are allowed to sell factory unlocked iphones - apple and verizon  - trick is verizon is only the Iphne 5 and 5S, the GSM portion is unlocked but the CDMA portion is locked to verizon

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