Data access in non-3G areas

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ruahrc, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    Just a quick question I thought up today...

    If you get the iPad 3G version, but travel to an area outside 3G coverage (but still has ATT cell coverage), will you be able to access data via EDGE? Or does the iPad only work in areas with true 3G coverage (i.e. the EDGE radios are not installed)?

  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    According to Apple's spec sheet, it also has GSM with EDGE.
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Unless I am extremely mistaken, AT&T 3G hardware is completely backward compatible with EDGE. Same deal as the iPhone hardware. If this weren't the case, there would be no other issue discussed on this board.

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