iPad mini Stuck between the two carriers iPad mini LTE

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  1. coolweirdo, Nov 9, 2012
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    Ok its already givin that some of us are excited about the ipad mini. I myself are looking forward to Purchasing the LTE version of the mini,but kinda stuck in between which carrier network is best to have the ipad mini on? Also i heard that verizon ipad plan allows free tethering.(is this true??) Also will the ipad mini be unlocked like the iphone 5????


    P.S those of you purchasing the ipad mini LTE which carrier and why??
     
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    Go with whatever carrier has the better reception in your area.
     
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    And type a complete subject line if you want responses.
     
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    i live an travel in a area where both carriers are good. Verizon and AT&T. I dont know if you read/understood the post well but i heard when you purchase a ipad data plan on verizon you can use ur ipad as a hotspot(not confirmed yet) I also was curious will the ipad mini come unlocked like the iphone 5 did on verizon? im stuck between the two carriers for the ipad mini LTE
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    couldn't come up with the perfect subject line... feel free to suggest an ill change it. really not that serious if your not gonna help with the matter keep it movin
     
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    why don't you bother to help OP out instead of wasting everybody's time with such dribble...


    I went with ATT strictly because I am having it added to our ATT business plan.
     
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    I'm going with AT&T because I have the unlimited data plan from my iPad 1
     
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    nice!!!
     
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    I am not purchasing an LTE iPad mini, but I do have an iPad 3 with service through Verizon. To answer your question - yes, you can use the hot spot feature with any of the iPad data plans Verizon offers.
     
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    ok thats good to know!! ive heard verizon LTE is really fast!!
     
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    Went with AT&T because I may opt for the mobile shared plan in the future and they have the best data plans for my needs.
     
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    For my iPhone I have AT&T even as much as I hate them, it just works better around here (3G)
    Now for my iPad (LTE), Verizon is the way to go. AT&T "LTE" speeds around here are laughable.
    You just need to find some people who have each service and ask them what they feel about it.
    Coverage map on both sites might help you decide as well.

    AT&T

    Verizon
     
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    I have found Verizon's LTE speeds to be very fast in my area. Definitely check the coverage map to see what works best for you.
     
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    Look at each carriers coverage in your area and go with who's the strongest. If they are fairly equal and you travel at all I'd strongly recommend Verizon as they have the largest LTE coverage area. Back when I had AT&T it was alright in my home city but the moment I left the city limits it was dead...
     
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    and if you travel your AT&T LTE will never work any where around the globe
    so Verizon was you right choice
     
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    My Verizon LTE is typically double the speed of any wifi network I've been on. Just my experience in the Chicago area..
     
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    I went with AT&T because I want to be able to cancel the service and restart it whenever I want. From what I've read, that's not really possible with verizon.
     
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    With any cellular iPad you can turn the plan off and on at will from within settings.
     
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    so verizon is not pay as you go like ATT
     
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    All iPad data plans regardless of carrier are month to month, you can turn it off and on as much as you want as there is no contract. You do it all right in the settings on the iPad.
     
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    Ok cool i think verizon is the better buy!! it allows you to tether, do you guys think that they will allow it to to be unlocked like the iphone 5 so for those who travel over seas alot
     
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    Care to expound on what this means?
     
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    Went with Verizon for a multitude of reasons.

    -Bigger LTE footprint nationwide.

    -I use At&t for my phone because it's the only thing that works in my office (which has wifi for the iPad)

    -Cheaper base plan with greater than 1gb data ($20 for 1gb Verizon, $30 for 3gb At&t, and $35 for 3gb Sprint). I only use 750-1000mb per month so the random month or two during the year I go over my 1gb allotment, I just pay another $10 that one time to get myself another 1gb of data. No sense in spending that $10 every month when I use it once or twice.

    -Hot Spot feature included.
     
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    I have AT&T service on my phones. When I travel I go to a few places that have poor service with AT&T. I got the Verizon service on my iPad so anywhere I go I have service with one carrier or the other. I use the iPad as a phone Magicjack or Skype.
     

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