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

    Mar 18, 2011
    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

    Oct 23, 2010
    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

    Dec 25, 2008
    Yup, LTE only shows after activating the data plan

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