3G iPad data reception question...

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

  1. Dirtyflame macrumors newbie

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    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..

    Mikey
     
  2. riam macrumors regular

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    Mty, Mexico
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    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

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

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