How long for verizon LTE to activate?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ljx718, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. ljx718 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    ive been waiting for an hour after the monthly purchase for 2GB went through for LTE to kick in, but nothing. Im in an area that has LTE. it shows that its getting 3-4 bars of verizon 3g, but even that is not working. When i try to do anything, it says that the cellular network is not activated.

    lte is switched on, as is 3g data. any ideas what it could be?

    IPad 3 verizon lte , 32 gb
  2. darwinian macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    In R4, more or less
    You know that thing you have to reset? I had to reset it again. I can't recall what the specific item is called right now, though, sorry. It's one of the options in General->Settings-> Reset->Network/Subscriber services ... something to that effect.
  3. ljx718 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
  4. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Did you update the ESN online or call? And make sure you have a 4G LTE data plan as well
  5. eikast macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2012
    It took only ten minutes for my service to activate. I did reboot the iPad after making the purchase
  6. ljx718 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    so apprently theres different 4g lte for phones and different 4g lte for tablets and miami is not covered for 4g lte for tablets but it is for cell phones. WTF?

    directly from verizon CS
  7. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2010

    I'd call back again. That sounds like some CS Rep has no idea what they are talking about...
  8. junglesnake macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2011
    It took mine about 30 minutes to completely activate.
  9. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    this sounds completely untrue.
  10. ljx718 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    not only that, but she said i would not be able to even use verzion 3g. i just chuckled a bit and i said "thanks for your help and hung up"


    directly from the ipad
  11. aka777 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    That's actually very bad news to hear. That means the LTE for tablets is like their LTE for hotspots, which is constantly having some sort of issue.

    No wonder they do not offer the 4gb on the tablets.
  12. orlandocano macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2010
    That is 100% false... but not all of Miami is covered... They have something on their coverage map called "extended LTE coverage area" but thats BS... My roomates 4G LTE Rzr NEVER gets service in that extended area...

    Where are you trying to use it?? It mostly works East of the turnpike and north of SW 120th St.... into downtown and the beaches.... all the way into Broward....
  13. cwosigns macrumors 68000


    Jul 8, 2008
    I turned off Wifi, then turned off cellular data, then turned cellular data back on and that seemed to work.
  14. ljx718 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    im on 162nd sw 88 st in kendall
  15. gsimmons1987 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2008
    Can't seem to get mine to activate at all. It's been over 2 hours already. Starting to wish I went with AT&T, they've been good to me for the last 10 years but I wanted to take advantage of the Hotspot feature....

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