iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular.

All iPad models come with built-in Wi-Fi. If you want to access the Internet in more places, choose a model that supports cellular data and sign up for service from your carrier.

Connect to fast cellular networks.

iPad with Retina display supports fast cellular networks around the world, including HSPA, HSPA‭+ and DC-HSDPA. So you can download content, stream video and browse the web at amazing speeds.

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.

Ready to take on the world.

iPad with Retina display offers the most comprehensive support for fast networks around the world. It’s designed with two cellular antennas tuned to ten different bands that access a larger frequency spectrum. That means you can travel almost anywhere in the world and get online. And your connection is always fast. Choose an iPad model with cellular data capability to connect to GSM/UMTS networks worldwide. But if you want a local connection when you’re traveling, just pop in a local SIM card.

No-contract data service.

To enable cellular data service on your iPad, you 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 from the iPad. Micro-SIM cards are available directly from carriers; contact your carrier for details.

Here’s how to get data service for your iPad:

  1. Purchase an iPad model with cellular data capability.
  2. Get a micro-SIM card from a carrier offering iPad data plans; you’ll select your data plan later.
  3. Install your micro-SIM card.
  4. 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.