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IPad in Europe by switching to business plan?

mark245
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I complained in an O2 store today that the iPad cellular cannot be used in Europe, unlike a 3 sim. The rep said I could use a sim in Europe eg France but I had to switch to a small business user for the period and then cancel. Can anyone confirm and How do I find the business tariffs? Thanks, Mark

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Data only SIM cards don't work outside of UK.
If it is a regular SIM only phone tariff the APN change will work.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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@mark245 

You can't just switch between business and consumer tariffs at will. They both come with a minimum term that must be completed before you can change without charges.

The best way around it is a PAYG big bundle SIM which will allow you to use the data included whilst in any EU country.

Bundle options here https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/sim-cards/pay-as-you-go#simtype=bigbundles

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But a big bundle is for the phone or does it work in the iPad?

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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It will work in your iPad.
Set your APN to "mobile.o2.co.uk" when abroad.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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I am already on contract with iPad though and it has a 2 gig per month plan but I was told in store it would not work in Europe.

 

As I never tried it in Europe I guess I just have to switch on data roaming as I have APN set as you suggested. Do you think it will work?

 

Thank you for your help.

 

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Mark

 

 

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Data only SIM cards don't work outside of UK.
If it is a regular SIM only phone tariff the APN change will work.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
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