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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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I want to pre order an iPad with cellular, Which carrier is best for iPads? At&t, Verizon or Sprint? Thanks.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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I want to pre order an iPad with cellular, Which carrier is best for iPads? At&t, Verizon or Sprint? Thanks.
Independent real world network analysis like that carried out by root metrics illustrate that AT&t is consistently ranked bellow Verizon. And their customer service is consistently ranked dead last.

The Verizon and Sprint models have Global LTE capabilities and also can be used on AT&T and Tmobile.
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Independent network analysis like that carried out by root metrics illustrate that AT&t is consistently ranked bellow Verizon. And their customer service is consistently ranked dead last.
But where I live, they're the best.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:38 PM   #6
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But where I live, they're the best.
Okay, not arguing that. If they work best in your area, then it's the way to go.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:44 PM   #7
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Does Verizon make you get a new SIM card if you haven't used the service for awhile? I've seen this posted on this board somewhere and I'm not too keen on that if its true.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:51 PM   #8
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I switched from ATT to Verizon when the 5 came out. My wife and I could not be happier with our switch.

So I say Verizon.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:08 PM   #9
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Does Verizon make you get a new SIM card if you haven't used the service for awhile? I've seen this posted on this board somewhere and I'm not too keen on that if its true.
Yes - if your account is inactive for 5 months, it gets cancelled and you need a new SIM.
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Yes - if your account is inactive for 5 months, it gets cancelled and you need a new SIM.
Thank you... I guess AT&T might be the better choice for me then.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:04 PM   #11
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Yes - if your account is inactive for 5 months, it gets cancelled and you need a new SIM.
Plus, Verizon won't give you the new SIM card and will tell you they don't offer prepaid plans. You have to get the new SIM card elsewhere, such as eBay. I honestly don't know how apple let's this happen.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:09 PM   #12
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i want to pre order an ipad with cellular, which carrier is best for ipads? At&t, verizon or sprint? Thanks.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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Plus, Verizon won't give you the new SIM card and will tell you they don't offer prepaid plans. You have to get the new SIM card elsewhere, such as eBay. I honestly don't know how apple let's this happen.
Agreed, I like Verizon's network but they are a no go for me on the iPad for this reason. AT&T has a better data price for 3GB anyway.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:52 PM   #14
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I chose Verizon even though I use AT&T for my phone (And I have never had issues with AT&T)

1) Verizon works in more places and has LTE in ALOT more cities including mine (AT&T does not) Also their 3g coverage extends out a lot farther.

2) I like Verizon's low end plan better 20$ for 1gb...not sure how much I will use but AT&T charges $15 for a sad 250mb....BUT they have a better mid level plan (30$ for 3gb while Verizon gibes you 2}. Both charge the same for 5gb.

3) Verizon let's you use the hotspot feature for free...AT&T charges you...

I did not know about the Sim card issue but if you're getting an LTE iPad and paying 130$ extra why are you going more then 5 months without using it? Lol
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:03 PM   #15
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depends on area. but my ATT LTE iPhone 5 works much better then my VZW LTE iPad.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:22 AM   #16
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We just switched from AT&T to Verizon, because AT&T doesn't have LTE where we live, and AT&T voice calls constantly drop. So far we are very happy with Verizon; LTE is unbelievable, and the voice quality is better with no dropped calls during the first week of use.
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