I am considering purchasing a used iPad 3rd generation 8.9 size. This iPad is advertised as a used 64gb Verizon iPad. I only want to use the iPad on wifi and do not want to connect to Verizon or AT&T. Can I do this or do I have to go through Verizon to get it to work. I have never had an iPad and I am 67 years of age so I am not familiar with what I need to look for or be careful about in buying a used iPad.


Yes, you will be able to use the iPad without a Verizon SIM card through your WiFi network. However, it appears that there is a problem where the iPad keeps notifying you that there is no SIM card.

I would advise getting one without cellular data as you don't plan on using it anyway. Those iPads are probably cheaper and will not have the previously described problem.

  • Thanks so much for your suggestion. I appreciate your help! – becky rogers Jan 23 '15 at 20:28

Yes, you can use it without activating the cellular radio.

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