Does it say LTE before you sign up?

Zimmy68

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jul 23, 2008
1,789
1,099
Setting up my new AT&T iPad and I am supposedly in a 4G LTE area yet it only shows a 4g signal.

Do I actually have to pay for a data plan before it shows LTE?
I don't want the AT&T version if I can't get LTE in my area.
 

ThatsMeRight

macrumors 68020
Sep 12, 2009
2,262
124
Setting up my new AT&T iPad and I am supposedly in a 4G LTE area yet it only shows a 4g signal.

Do I actually have to pay for a data plan before it shows LTE?
I don't want the AT&T version if I can't get LTE in my area.
I don't get what you are trying to ask.

It seems obvious to me that you have to pay for any data plan.
 

bcaslis

macrumors 68020
Mar 11, 2008
2,164
188
Yes, before you signup for plan it will show what type of signal it is getting.
 

ixodes

macrumors 601
Jan 11, 2012
4,427
2
Pacific Coast, USA
Setting up my new AT&T iPad and I am supposedly in a 4G LTE area yet it only shows a 4g signal.

Do I actually have to pay for a data plan before it shows LTE?
I don't want the AT&T version if I can't get LTE in my area.
Perhaps you should call AT&T.

Mine is on AT&T LTE just fine. I'm in a known area with strong LTE coverage. Web pages are loading faster than I've ever seen on my iPad2.

It's a lot faster than I expected.
 

Zimmy68

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jul 23, 2008
1,789
1,099
Thanks,
I'm driving in a 20 or so mile radius and all I am seeing is 4g even though my area shows a bright orange dot on AT&T's coverage map.
Now I have to find out how to swap it for a vzw model.
 

bidwalj

macrumors 65816
Feb 16, 2007
1,036
112
Make sure lte is enabled under settings. If you still don't see it, then you probably don't have coverage
 

Zimmy68

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jul 23, 2008
1,789
1,099
S/W AT&T and of course he said I have LTE in my area and 4G means LTE (yeah right).
I'm going to give it a few hours to see if the LTE switches on.
 

JayDH

macrumors 6502
Jan 20, 2008
275
50
I live in Washington, D.C. and my AT&T iPad only showed "4G" until an hour after I signed up. Then, it finally showed "LTE" in the status bar and has stayed since. Just sign up for an account and wait for the activation to process. If it doesn't change to LTE in an hour or two, call AT&T.
 

Zimmy68

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jul 23, 2008
1,789
1,099
Ok, I bit the bullet and bought the Data Plan.

It took a few minutes but LTE eventually came up.

So I am guessing you do need to purchase the plan for them to turn on LTE on the device, at least with AT&T.