iPad At&t, Verizon or Sprint

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

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    awake

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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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    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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    ZBoater

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    But where I live, they're the best. :p
     
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    Okay, not arguing that. If they work best in your area, then it's the way to go.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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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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    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.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Yes - if your account is inactive for 5 months, it gets cancelled and you need a new SIM.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    Thank you... I guess AT&T might be the better choice for me then.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    adam044

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    att dooood
     
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    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.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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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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    CrAkD

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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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    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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