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How to Use 3G iPad with Rogers, Fido, Bell and Telus in Canada

by on May 11th, 2010

**Disclaimer**: The following should ONLY be tried at your own risk. We assume no responsibility should any damage occur to your iPad or SIM card. This post is for educational purposes only. Repeat: Try at your own risk.

Pre-orders for the iPad in Canada started yesterday. The official iPad launch in Canada is May 28th. Rogers iPad Data plans were also revealed, including their SNAFU on the $20 iPhone data plan add on. It really did seem too good to be true.

Anyways, for those with 3G iPads from the USA, and those looking forward to using their unlocked iPads in Canada, let’s quickly recap what needs to be done. It’s a simple process that includes the following:

  • Cutting your SIM card to fit the micro-SIM tray in your 3G iPad.
  • Entering the APN details from either Rogers, Fido, Telus, or Bell.

So let’s get on with a recap of what you need to do.

1. Choose from the official Rogers iPad data plans, or choose one from Fido, Telus or Bell.

2. Modify your SIM card. Fantastic instructions are posted here by John Benson using a meat cleaver!

    3. On the iPad, go to Settings–>Cellular Data. Turn it ON. Enter the following APN details:

    Rogers APN: rogers-core-appl1.apn
    Fido APN: fido-core.appl1.apn
    Bell APN: pda2.bell.ca (call to give your IMEI of your iPhone)
    Telus APN: sp.telus.com

    Username/password should be left BLANK.

    Once the settings have been entered, it should just work. If it doesn’t, give the iPad a restart for the new settings to kick into affect. A working example of this was first shown on iPadinCanada.ca here by Chris Aceto. As always, there may be issues with this but let us know if it works for you!

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