Best Apple iPad 2 data plan, Verizon or AT&T?

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  1. irock818 macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011
    Best Apple iPad 2 data plan, Verizon or AT&T? Which one would you recommend?
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Choose which ever one provides the best service in the area(s) you are frequently in. It does you no good to save a few bucks only to have crappy service.
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    If you don't travel overseas then the best plan is the one that has the best coverage in the places you do go in the US. If you do travel or have plans then you may want to give ATT greater weight since the ATT version is unlocked. Also ATT iPads are easier to sell than VZW ones, precisely for this reason. Note, easier to sell does not mean they are worth more, just easier to unload when you are ready to sell.

    The ATT and VZW pricing is fairly similar so I would not let pricing be a determining factor. It has to simply be based on practicality.
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
  5. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2009
    Data Plan

    Verizon is $30 for 2 gigs and AT&T is 25 for two gigs. really does depend on where you live. I got the Verizon version and decided it was too slow. I could only get three bars. Took it back and got the AT&T and it would only do three bars. SpeedTest showed both barely go about 1 to 1.5 mbs download. Hopefully when I travel AT&T will be faster as all the reports indicate. It just depends where you live.
  6. LanEvo macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Well if buying a 3G ipad 2, I recommend AT&T bc it can be used worldwide via SIM card. But since I am a VZ member, I would go the other route.
  7. curiousgg macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Just so I'm clear, one would just buy the ipad wifi (without the 3G) then tether to a sprint smartphone running on Boostmobile, to set up a wifi hotspot anywhere?
  8. roberthodgson macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    Att&t is the best as you ca use your Ipad with other carriers sims
  9. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Unlimited until they took it away...

    But it really depends on whose service you like more, I like Att. And coverage
  10. jesterscourt macrumors regular


    Mar 4, 2009
    Assuming you are in the US, as others have said, it's about coverage. Check to see which carrier has a stronger and more reliable signal in your region.
  11. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    How can you do that? Are there any sites with coverage reports/forums etc?

  12. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    Something to note, is that Verizon's 3G sucks when it comes to speed. It's a limit to their technology, so it'll pretty much be bad wherever you are (unless you have really bad AT&T coverage in your area or something)

    My AT&T iPhone typically got 4x the data speed of my Verizon iPad 2.
  13. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Yeah, pretty much. Plus, your plan isn't limited to just your iPad then too, you could use it for your iPod on the go, your laptop on a train/bus/in the car, whatever.

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