3G iPad data reception question...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dirtyflame, May 17, 2010.

  1. Dirtyflame macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    Hello everyone, long time since I've posted but read the forums everyday:

    Can't wait to get my ipad for university (buying it after my exams finish on the 28th June) but I do have a question which may have an effect on the model I buy.

    Will the 3G version, when not in an actual 3G area stil pick up the much slower 'blue-dot-in-iPhone-grey-toolbar' and EDGE networks or is it kept exclusive to the high speed 3G? I would be much happier if it even picked up these slower networks as I live in an area (of Wales) which is somewhat deprived when it comes to 3G.

    As a sidenote, do forum users think ipad supplies will be steady by the date I want to buy mine (28th June) or should I panic-preorder?

    Many thanks to anyone who takes the time to respond to my post..

  2. riam macrumors regular

    May 7, 2010
    Mty, Mexico
    I think it should do that as you can see in the specifications of the Ipad it mentions edge network

    Wireless and cellular
    Wi-Fi model
    Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
    Wi-Fi + 3G model
    UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    Data only2
    Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
  3. calvin2006 macrumors regular

    May 15, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Recently in Fort Worth, TX, my 3G iPad switched to the slower EDGE briefly and worked fine.

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