International iPad on VZW?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by noshjewman, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. noshjewman macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    It looks like the new iPad 4G version sold in the UK is the same as the AT&T version. But as both support 700MHz LTE, does anyone know whether that means we'll be able to use a Verizon SIM in the US?

    I mostly spend time in Portland, OR when in the States, and it seems that the only LTE there is VZW. I guess the iPad wouldn't be able to fall back on the CDMA network if LTE fails - but just wondered whether it will work on Verizon LTE at all.
  2. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Nope, if you travel in the US you'd only be able to use AT&T's LTE, as well as hspa/hspa+/dc-hspa on AT&T.

    The "AT&T/International" iPad has LTE Bands 4 (AWS) and 17 (700 LSMH)
    The "Verizon" iPad has LTE Band 13 (700 USMH)
  3. noshjewman thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Thanks for clearing that up!

    Follow up question:
    If I were to buy a Verizon iPad from the States, would I still be able to us UK/European 3G bands?
  4. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Np.. And yes, you could.

    Both models have
    GSM/EDGE on 850,900,1800,1900
    HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA on 850,900,1900,2100

    So any 3G/3G+ type of use would be identical.

    Only difference is AT&T having LTE Bands 4 & 17, while Verizon has LTE Band 13 & CDMA/EVDO fallback.

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