4G LTE Symbol on Verizon iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MacLifer, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. MacLifer, Mar 17, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012

    MacLifer macrumors member

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    I have not activated a data plan the new Verizon iPad yet. I wanted to first check signal quality and ability to access 4G beforehand. Right now I see the 3G symbol on my iPad even though I am supposedly in a 4G area.

    I went to a Verizon store in my area to ask about it. After getting through the initial shock that they were selling the new iPad but didn't know it had 4G capability :eek:, they said I will only see the 4G LTE symbol *after* data plan activation.

    Does this explanation jive with what others are seeing or believe is true? I don't want to activate a plan and still not see 4G LTE.
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Yes, that's how it was for me. It said 3G, even though Verizon's online coverage map said my address is in an LTE area. After I signed up, the LTE symbol appeared.
     
  3. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    Yup, LTE only shows after activating the data plan
     

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