iPad 4G/LTE – Australian Network Support – Advice

UPDATE: The new iPad Mini and new iPad Announced on October 24th WILL work on 4G/LTE Networks in Australia

Apple has announced the all new iPad 3 which has 4G/LTE support, problem is no carriers can be supported here in Australia. Here’s why:

What is 4G/LTE?

It’s the next generation in wireless internet from carriers. Note this is carriers like Telstra, Optus, Vodafone etc NOT home/office Wi-Fi.

Will iPad Mini or iPad with Retina Display work on 4G/LTE in Australia?

Yes – iPad Mini and iPad with Retina Display (4th generation) will work.

Previous model iPads including iPad 3 (‘The New iPad’) will NOT work.

What’s this new iPad Mini?

Learn all about the new iPad Mini here >>

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  • uggh. Why would apple do this? Why not make a world LTE?

    • Don’t quote me on this but I think it’s because there’s no international Standard for LTE yet … I think … Still very annoying though :(

  • Ethan

    So I can definitely still access the 3G network from a new iPad?

    • Yes 100% If you get the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G iPad 3.

      “Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
      Bluetooth 4.0 technology
      Wi-Fi + 4G model: LTE (700, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)”

      This is the 3G part: “UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)” Notice the HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA? This is a even better type of 3G than the previous iPad 2 :)

  • Edward

    I’m looking to get the new iPad with 4G here in Australia. When using it in the US in the coming months, can I access one of the US carriers that do provide 4G while I’m over there? Or will I have to stay with my Australian mobile carrie which would be hugely expensive – and so not used?

  • Matthew Burley1

    Does it matter which 4G version: 700MHz or 2100 MHz (Verizon or AT&T) if you buy a new iPad in the US and use it in Australia on Telstra’s network (dual band 3G)?

    • Hey there sorry for the late reply No it wouldnt they are all ‘3G World-Wide ready’ according to Apple :) they both have the same 3G component in it :)