iPad 3G ????

Discussion in 'iPad' started by spmiz12, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. spmiz12 macrumors regular

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    Who exactly is the service an with if you go with the 3G unit??? Is it Verizon or AT&T???
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    at&t
     
  3. spmiz12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Then why is verizon selling them??
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    They pair them with their WiFi hotspot
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The iPad that Verizon sells is the normal WiFi one. It doesn't have a 3G radio or GPS. They bundle it with a MiFi unit that connects to Verizon's 3G radio and allows multiple WiFi devices to connect to it's hotspot, thus letting you surf with Verizon's network.

    If you buy an "iPad WiFI + 3G" with the black bar at the top, it can connect directly to the AT&T network and has GPS.

    I would imagine that the next iPad will be able to connect to the Verizon network directly, or at least there will be a version that can.
     
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    The fact that Verizon is selling the WiFi only iPad without GPS is a deal breaker to me. GPS is one of the items on the iPad that I use a lot and would be lost without it.

    Pun intended. :D
     

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