AT&T vs Verizon iPad 2 which one to get

Discussion in 'iPad' started by msarway, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. msarway macrumors 6502

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    I need to buy a new iPad 2 I need iPad with data should I get a Verizion or AT&T version I live in NYC and travel to south jersey. Is there a big difference.
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    The only difference is in coverage, and slight price differences for the plans. Only you can decide/know what works best in your area. For example, do you have either network for your cell phone?
     
  3. truciet macrumors 6502

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    Compare map coverages and see. AT&T is faster overall, but Verizon has better coverage. If both areas are covered with AT&T, I'll go for that for speed IMO.
     
  4. soco macrumors 68030

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    I know I'm going to sound childish, but I got the Verizon iPad 2 after having an AT&T iPad just to "stick it to the man" in a way.

    Can't stand the death star.
     
  5. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    As long as it makes you feel better. It makes no difference to any carrier they have very deep pockets.
     
  6. soco macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I definitely agree lol It made me feel better though. Did the same for the iPhone 4 when it came out on VZW. Made the switch with no ETF.
     
  7. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    I say AT&T as the data speeds are much faster and as long as you are in a covered area AT&T is the way.
     
  8. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    I'd say get the unlocked hsdpa+ model, and not the carrier locked evdo rev a one.
     
  9. taipan61 macrumors 6502

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    LOL...haven't heard it called that in awhile
     
  10. Smoothie macrumors 6502

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    I've used Verizon broadband services on my laptops for a number of years. The past two years, I've used Verizon's MiFi 2200. I now have a Verizon flavored iPad 2. In my experience, the data speeds vary wildly. If I'm in a weaker 3G signal strength area, the speeds can be awful. I have no experience with AT&T's broadband service. So, while Verizon may have greater geographical coverage, I would be interested to see how the data rates compare from marginal locations.
     
  11. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

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    It will depend on your coverage area. Both AT&T & Verizon are strong in my area, so that part didn't matter to me. When I purchased my iPad 2, I wasn't able to find and AT&T model so I went with Verizon. IMO, the Verizon plans are a bit better. Overall, I am happy with my choice.
     
  12. surfrider007 macrumors newbie

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    having the ATT GSM chip makes the difference to me. I travel outside the US quite a bit.
     
  13. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T for speed and AT&T for resale value. The oversea's peeps love em.
     

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