iPad At&t, Verizon or Sprint

Discussion in 'iPad' started by awake, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. awake macrumors newbie


    Oct 31, 2012
    I want to pre order an iPad with cellular, Which carrier is best for iPads? At&t, Verizon or Sprint? Thanks.
  2. aka777 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    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.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    But where I live, they're the best. :p
  4. aka777 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    Okay, not arguing that. If they work best in your area, then it's the way to go.
  5. Ladybug macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2006
    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.
  6. jarednt1 macrumors member

    May 2, 2005
    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.
  7. marvingaye macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Yes - if your account is inactive for 5 months, it gets cancelled and you need a new SIM.
  8. Ladybug macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2006
    Thank you... I guess AT&T might be the better choice for me then.
  9. Jane333 macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2012
    Michigan USA
    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.
  10. adam044 macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012
    att dooood
  11. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    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.
  12. jb9217a macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2012
    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
  13. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    depends on area. but my ATT LTE iPhone 5 works much better then my VZW LTE iPad.
  14. Tor Eckman macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    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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