Considering swapping my iPad3 AT&T for an iPad3 Verizon LTE

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FireFish, Mar 21, 2012.

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Which iPad3 is the best buy?

  1. AT&T's iPad3

    4 vote(s)
    12.9%
  2. Verizon's iPad3

    23 vote(s)
    74.2%
  3. They're the same, no benefits whatsoever

    2 vote(s)
    6.5%
  4. I'm stuck in my Android Honeycomb and am filled with denial.

    2 vote(s)
    6.5%
  1. FireFish macrumors member

    FireFish

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    #1
    I have an AT&T iPad 3 and am one of the few 'grandfathered' all you can eat internet customers who gets unlimited data for $29.99.

    My area is not AT&T LTE ready, but Verizon rolled out LTE years ago here.
    I know this because I happen to have a Verizon 4G LTE MiFi card for work.

    My questions:
    1) Is the iPad 3 SIM UNLOCKED? Such that a trip to Europe & a local SIM would work?

    2) Should I consider giving back my iPad 3 AT&T model & getting the Verizon one instead? (i've heard rumors that my AT&T SIM would even work in the verizon model flawlessly with no effort).

    3) If I got the Verizon iPad3, pop-ed out the SIM card it comes with & use the SIM from my Verizon 4G MiFi device, will the data work?

    4) Is it true that the Verizon iPad3 can also be used as a MiFi, or wireless hot spot?

    Anyone who has any confirmed advice is welcome to respond.
     
  2. MattZani macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    Its been confirmed that the Verizon iPad will get AT&T 3G.

    Yes, the Verizon Data Plan allows you to use the iPad as a hotspot for free.

    Yes, the Verizon iPad is SIM unlocked

    Honestly, do a little research? I don't even live in the US and I know this...
     
  3. AppChat macrumors regular

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    Worth the extra for lte model over wifi only
     
  4. MrXiro macrumors 68040

    MrXiro

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    totally worth it if you're going for the 1gb option and want free tethering.

    I guess you'll also get free tethering on At&t's by default if you put an At&t SIM in it but you lose LTE and you are are limited to At&t's 3G... not sure about HSPA+
     
  5. FireFish thread starter macrumors member

    FireFish

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    I've seen reports of this, but I've also seen reports of people seeing Elvis and other craziness. That's why I ask this question among my peers before making a decision. :confused:


    By the way, I don't know how things work in England, but here in America, we have special doctors called Proctologists. They make a killing pulling sticks out of a-holes belonging to people like you. :D
     
  6. doboy macrumors 68000

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  7. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Tethering is activate by the account, not the device, so my guess is that if you put an AT&T SIM into a Verizon iPad, that the Personal Hotspot option would not be available. It is activated by the carrier settings.
     
  8. MrXiro macrumors 68040

    MrXiro

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    Ah ok... I stand corrected. Then At&t just sucks all around then.
     
  9. bryanescuela Suspended

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    I Swapped

    to Verizon. Anyway AT&T don't offer 4G LTE in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm...
     
  10. JLee361 macrumors member

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    Firefish..
    I would be willing to buy your AT&T iPad sim card if you want to get rid of it...
     
  11. ivan2002 macrumors regular

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    #11
    Verizon all the way, baby

    Verizon has the following advantages:

    1. Free hotspot
    2. Better coverage
    3. Initially, everyone was saying AT&T will be faster, but when the tests came out, it turns out that for iPad at least, the opposite is true
    4. If you are going to be a big user, there is a 10G for $80 plan on Verizon.
    5. I had a Verizon MiFi on a two year contract. Verizon let me switch over to iPad no problem, no charge. Points Verizon CS.
    6. Yeah, you can use your AT&T SIM on Verizon iPad, but AT&T will kill your service for it. Negative points AT&T CS.
     

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