How Will We Know We're on 4G...?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Stangs55, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    So I'm confused...if we get a 4G signal when we're on 3G+ now...how will I know when I'm on 4G with the new iPad?
     
  2. Jare macrumors 65816

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    You won't. It'll be "magic". ;)
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I hear there will be confetti shooting from the iPad.
     
  4. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    It'll say "LTE" in the top left corner. Scroll down here: http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/
     
  5. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    I've seen devices where "4G" shows when on 3G+ and "LTE" appears for 4G.
     
  6. miraclehobo macrumors member

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    Non-wifi versions

    I have not played with a non-wifi model of the ipad, so I'm sorry if this the answer to my question is common-knowledge:

    Do we have the option to turn off the 3G/4G radios when not in use? I'd assume so since there was a mention about being able to track data usage.

    I'd like to have it off and not running down battery when I'm connected over wifi.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  8. Stangs55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. You can turn the cellular radio off.
     
  9. Stangs55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great. Thank you for the only adult answer in the thread.
     
  10. miraclehobo macrumors member

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    Well what did you expect? Could you seriously not find that yourself?

    Make a stupid thread get stupid answers ;)
     
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    If you are at Broadway and 57th, you have 4G. :D


    Seriously though:

    ATT 4G Map (4G=orange dots)

    VZW 4G Map (4G=dark red dots)

    iPad will have "4G" indicator if you are on the 4G network.
     
  12. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Thanks,

    How come Puerto Rico has 4G and Jacksonville, does not?:p
     
  13. Stangs55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My 4S says I'm on 4G now...but I'm not. So it's really not a dumb question...in fact, your answer is wrong as indicated above.

    So going forward on the new iPad, the cellular indicators will be:
    4G = HSPDA+
    LTE = 4G

    Makes sense... o.0
     

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