Go ahead! Just like its predecessor, the iPad 2 is sold unlocked in the united states. The news was confirmed this past weekend by MuscleNerd, a well known figure in the jailbreak community. What does this mean?

It means you can take your AT&T iPad 2, and activate it through T-Mobile. Since both companies use the same GSM technology, it can be pretty simple. You would just need a compatible Micro-SIM card from T-Mobile, and of course you’d have to snag a data plan.

“Cody, would the Verizon iPad 2 work on Sprint’s network?” Probably not. The GSM technology we discussed earlier uses those SIM cards to authenticate devices on their network. CDMA technology, which Verizon and Sprint both use, uses a much more embedded and complex method of authentication. Layman’s terms? It’s not as easy as swapping SIM cards.

Is anyone using an unlocked iPad 2 on T-Mobile or another carrier? Tell us below!

  • Speebee

    It still makes me laugh a little that in the US you are so excited to take an Apple Mobile Device out of the box and not have it locked to a network. We can walk into the Apple Store in Europe and by a factory unlocked iPhone. It is more expensive than a carrier subsidised model but its possible. I really do not understand why Apple have this stupid policy in the USA?

  • babeh

    please modernize it using cdma ruimcard apple!

  • You can use the iPad 2 on T-Mobile considering all iPads are sold unlocked, I believe. Maybe, you can plug your T-Mobile sim into your ipad and data may work, considering the sim ATT gives you are data only sim. If you wanna make calls make a google voice account and talkatone. The sim card is like a ID, without it, data won’t work.