Did you order an AT&T or VERIZON iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by NJRonbo, Mar 7, 2012.


Which carrier did you pick for your new iPad

  1. AT&T

    196 vote(s)

    169 vote(s)
  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    I went with AT&T only because my iPhone is on that carrier.

    I am hoping AT&T announces a shared plan at some point.

    Downside is, Verizon has the bigger LTE network right now.
  2. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2006
    I went with AT&T for one reason:

    AT&T iPads can still use the faster HSDP+ network when there's no LTE coverage.

    Verizon iPads can only use the slower EV-DO network when there's no LTE coverage.
  3. Kauai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2010
    AT&T has LTE in all the big cities I visit as well as HSPA+ in Southern Oregon, where I live. While Verizon is great, I chose AT&T.
  4. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
  5. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2010
    Bought ATT because I was hoping my unlimited ipad1 data plan will be grandfathered. Sveralother threads seem to confirm that is the case, so I guess I made a good choice.:D

    While I never come close to even hitting 2 gb, for some reason I still like the concept.
  6. fupresti macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    Verizon because their LTE coverage in the areas I am are best.
  7. mikejfrd macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    My exact thoughts!
  8. Scuba-EMT macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2010
    Solomons Island, MD
    I have AT&T w/unlimited data on my IPad 1, so I stayed with it. But ,y work phone is a IPhone 4S with tethering, so I have the best of both when needed.

  9. pavvento macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    I'm torn- I live in San Francisco and AT&T's HSPA+ is great when it works. Both AT&T and Verizon have LTE here but I'd hate to be on crappy AT&T but I'd be even more upset if I'm on Verizon 3G. Ahhh decisions!
  10. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I ordered a verizon. Which is a change for me as I have always went with ATT on both iPads and iPhones. However im driving to Florida for a few weeks on march 23rd as I do every year and literally EVERY year I have NO SERVICE in the southern states. Plus I figure the verizon LTE coverage map is much better then att. lets hope verizon is honest about it. As the ATT map says we have 4g HSPA+ where I live and im yet to get over 5mb/s (which was only once) most of the time I get 2-3mb/s which is close enough to verizons 3g.
  11. Paulshaqz macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2009
    i have a first gen wifi iPad so this would be my first i went with verizon even tho i have att iPhone 4s because i figured verizon is more reliable then att network plus i'm hoping it's faster vz is faster in the bay area then att.
  12. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    Still waiting for announcements from Verizon and AT&T w/r/t hotspot support...

  13. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    That's surprising to me. ATT is usually preferred in the midwest and south (where I live). I've never had any trouble with my iPhone on ATT honestly, very fast network speeds and good coverage (again, in the south where I live). So I went with ATT for my first iPad.
  14. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    Big Red, my iphone and ipad 2 are with them.

    Does anyone know if when 4G isn't available. does it go back into 3G like the iPad 2 uses?
  15. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
    • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
    • Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T model: LTE (700, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon model: LTE (700 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • Data only

    It will, but Verizon's 3G is slower than AT&T's 3G.
  16. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    whenever I drive thru NC,SC,GA ATT is pretty spotty. alot of the time i have no service or if i have service its like 1 bar and super slow.
  17. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    AT&T has been excellent in my area. Having already used the LTE service, I'm very happy with coverage & speed.
  18. edlsen macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2012
    I had to go with Verizon because the AT&T coverage in Iowa is just pitiful. For some reason South Dakota has better At&T coverage than Iowa.

    I know you "coasters" are laughing and wondering what the difference between the two would be, but Iowa's population is about 4 times that of South Dakota.
  19. Hosei macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2012
    NY, NY
  20. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2008
    Upstate Central NY
    I went with AT&T with my "New iPad" ordered tonight for two basic reasons. It's who I have my iPhone with, and that they offer a 15$ "one month" option as their lowest tier rather than the 30$ option for the lowest on Verizon. In my case I'll only sign on to 4G (3G with my iPad 1) for when I go out of town for just a few days.

  21. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2011
    I live in Tampa one of AT&T's best cities and Verizon is still the best coverage in the area. My friend was happy with them aswell untill he traveled once and lets just say he is a Red Man now.
  22. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
    I got the AT&T version, i'm hoping they have some coverage around Philly and Delaware. I know they cover Baltimore in LTE, but I don't know around me.

    I do know that Verizons 3g is slow, but they have better LTE coverage than AT&T.

    Hope I made the right choice, my iPhone is AT&T also.
  23. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    Oh really? I drove from Oklahoma to Florida last summer down the coastal highway and I didn't have any problems! Interesting.
  24. vegastime macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    Ordered one of each, but will probably keep AT&T since I have the unlimited plan. Have my phone on Verizon, so I am well covered.
  25. Ayemerica macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    Atlantis but in space
    I bought a Wifi for myself, GF bought Verizon 32 GB. Verizon is way better in this area.

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