Connect to fast cellular networks.
iPad with Retina display supports fast cellular networks around the world — including LTE networks.* So you can download content, stream video and browse the web at amazing speeds. And if you’re in a location without an LTE network, you’ll still get access to fast 3G networks including HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.
Ready to take on the world.
iPad with Retina display offers comprehensive support for fast networks around the world. That means you can travel almost anywhere and get online. And your connection is always fast. Choose an iPad model with cellular data capability to connect to GSM/UMTS networks worldwide. If you want a local connection when you’re travelling, just pop in a local SIM card.
Use iPad as a personal hotspot.
Where supported, iPad can share its high-speed data connection as a personal hotspot. You can connect up to five devices — such as a MacBook Air, an iPod touch or another iPad — over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB.
No-contract data service.
To enable cellular data service on your iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular, you will need a micro-SIM card and a data plan. A number of carriers offer no-contract data plans for iPad, and you can activate service anytime after installing the micro-SIM card. Some plans can even be activated right on the iPad. Micro-SIM cards are available from the Apple Online Store and Apple Retail Stores and directly from carriers. Contact your carrier for details.
Find out about data plans from carriers offering micro-SIM cards through the Apple Online Store and Apple Retail Stores. Learn more
Here’s how to get cellular data service for your iPad:
- Purchase your iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular.
- Get a micro-SIM card either from Apple or from a carrier offering iPad data plans; you’ll select your data plan later.
- Install your micro-SIM card.
- Use the on-device activation process (where available) or contact your wireless carrier for activation details.
Data service for iPad is available from the following carriers. Each carrier offers a range of data plan options.