International iPad on VZW?

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

  1. noshjewman macrumors member

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    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 68040

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    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

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    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 68040

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    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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