Getting an iPad on the Internet outside the United States

The CEO of a client is an avid Apple iPad user.  I don't know whether his model has the AT&T cellular option or WiFi only.  Assuming he has the cellular option, how can he get his iPad on the Internet in Europe and Asia?  Does he have to notify AT&T which countries he is traveling to?  Anybody done this and what does the International data service cost?  What about WiFI, is it as common in Europe and Asia as it is in the U.S. in major cities?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Hi dstreit,

If the iPad is celluar, you would need to talk to AT&T to see if enabling international roaming is an option.  If not, the client could obtain a SIM chip to replace the existing one for when s/he is in Europe and Asia.

WiFi is wifi.  Some places will have it (hotels, airports, etc) and some won't.
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kachroCommented:
Overseas, the ipad will use the 3g option as roaming, and the cost of that will probably will be huge. If you buy a prepaid sim chip in europe or asia and you don't have the ipad unlocked (jailbroken and unlocked) you will not be able to use the ipad. Wifi is very common everyway these days, i live in chile (south america) and everyplace has ten wireless networks around.

I suggest, if your client choose to use a foreign sim card, to buy an online number in skype. That way he should be reached by every person he wants to, and they can call him at local rates.

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dstreitAuthor Commented:
This answer confirmed what I thought.  Thanks.
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