UK iPad APN Settings for O2 Network
Yesterday I struggled for ages trying to get my iPad on the O2 3G Network, first of all you should install the micro sim into your iPad then sync with iTunes, this downloads new mobile carrier details to enable 3G. However in my case the APN Details were incomplete and it took me ages to work out what to do.
Under Settings – Cellular Data – APN you need to have the following entered:
I also found that you could only register your micro sim on the iPad, which is also very confusing at first I disabled WiFi and launched Safari, a pop up appeared and mentioned that I was not registered for 3G Network and would I like to register, when I clicked Now i got an error not found message.
To register i enabled WiFi Network (I used one of the best internet options in my area) then went to settings Cellular Data and clicked a register button in this screen, this took me through a wizard which let me choose my data plan and then pay via credit / debit card.
It’s a shame the iPad / O2 does not make this more simple It would be great if you were not registered and only on 3G that the Safari popup asking you to register actually worked and allowed you to register, as it seems a shame for WiFi to be a requirement for registering for 3G.
I hope this post has been helpful to you. Just remember that this trick will only work if you have a good network; otherwise, your WiFi connection won’t do much. You can check the Eatel business options to compare providers.