Why do people buy AT&T iPads???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Zeos, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Zeos, Mar 16, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    Remind me why people buy AT&T iPads?? The difference in 3G coverage is ridiculous.

    verizon map.jpg
  2. macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2010
    :eek: Verizon should advertise this so people are aware!
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    South Korea
    For me, because the AT&T iPas is unlocked. When I travel internationally, I can insert that counties SIM into it and use their 3G networks.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2005
    lol, I believe it's mostly because they're compatible internationally.
  5. macrumors demi-god


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  6. macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
    Location: Location:
    Wait... Still waiting for my Verizon iPad to load this page and I'll tell ya... Waittttt.... Just a little longer..... There it is.... Now what was the question again?
  7. macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2009
    C'mon do you really think AT&T would still be in business if the image was real granted AT&T does not have the greatest coverage but i am sure it's better than this do some more research I am sure you will find i am right.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2010
    That is not an accurate coverage map give me a break.
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    lol. But at least Verizon 3G is faster than AT&T Edge. Am I the only one that doesn't travel out of AT&T's happy zones?
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    GSM rules all. Not that I love AT&T but I have no real complaints... other than the network is a bogged down in some metro areas. Verizon needs to get on an international standard then I would consider them.
  11. macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    lol. +1 to you.
  12. macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Wait, wait...Verizon actually just tricked you with their little maps?

    Excuse me while I laugh hysterically at you.

  13. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    It might be a little dated, but I think it's pretty representative. Did you ever notice AT&T doesn't post a national 3G coverage map? That's because it would look really stupid.
  14. macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2010
    Huh....doesn't look like there is coverage in my area. I should probably call and tell AT&T that they need to stop providing service to me.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    Long time experienced cellular phone users _know_ coverage maps are propaganda supplied to make the respective company look good. Their accuracy is dubious.
  16. Zeos, Mar 16, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011

    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    Look through web sites that have pasted together AT&T 3G maps.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
  18. macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    I can think of a couple more reasons....one being that most people probably have the att version of the iphone and just want to have the same company for both. A more obscure reason and maybe a little out there....I think the hard core apple fans hate the big guy on the block when it comes to business
  19. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    No, I have an unlimited iPad 1 and my kids have WiFi. I travel a lot in the West and AT&T's data coverage is absolutely terrible. Pondering a 2 and trying to talk myself into VZ. :p
  20. macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2011
    It's accurate enough. However, the Verizon network is significantly slower.

    The important number isn't the total number of square miles covered, it's the coverage in areas where you're likely to actually go. So yes, if you spend most of your time driving around rural America, Verizon is probably a better option.
  21. macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2011
    Yea that coverage map is false, I know for a fact AT&T provides a map I see it everyday(AT&T retail sales) Verizon prob has better voice but AT&T kills it with data speeds, can you talk and surf the web at the same time?
  22. macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2009
    Actually, yea, found VERY EASILY, was the first result on google.

  23. macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    Well, for me it's because ATT data speed is at least 4-5 times as fast as VZW.

    And FWIW, that map is NOT correct. I just retrieved this one from ATT web site and it's far different from the one you have: :confused:


    Maybe you're just trolling?
  24. macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    Depends where you travel out west, I was out there last summer and att coverage is fine in metro areas....even small cities. Its the rural areas that verizon claims
  25. Zeos, Mar 16, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011

    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008

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