My sympathy goes out to AT&T users

Discussion in 'iPad' started by henchman, May 20, 2011.

  1. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    I just finally decided to activate the 3G on my AT&T iPad.
    OMG, the speed is pathetic.
    I won't be renewing it at the end of the month.
    I'll use my 4g T-mobile phone to tether when I need to.
     
  2. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    The secret is that tmobile is rocketship underwear compatible, while AT&T is not.
     
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Have fun when you are "one of us" in a few short months!
     
  4. henchman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon here I come. :)
     
  5. fastblack macrumors regular

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    Depends where u are I guess, did a speedtest and got 5.5 down 1.5 up
     
  6. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Then enjoy your slower 3G speeds.
     
  7. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    I have a Verizon iPad and an AT&T iPhone. When both devices have full signal, and I try speed tests, I usually receive data speeds around 5x faster on my iPhone. I can't speak for everyone, but my honest opinion is that CDMA speeds are a complete joke. Next iPad I get will be an AT&T model


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    Sent from my iPhone 4
     
  8. Built macrumors 68020

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    NO problems or complaints here with ATT.

    My sympathy goes out to the OP who didn't bother investigating which carrier would work best for him BEFORE making the irreversible decision of which carrier's iPad to buy!
     
  9. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    Totally dependent on your area.

    AT&T smokes Verizon where I am. Verizon may have slightly (and I do mean slightly) better coverage in my area but I would rather have fast 3G speeds.
     
  10. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    I miss AT&T, to be honest. Data speeds were great, coverage was great, had absolutely no problems.
     
  11. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

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    i'm debating between at&t and verizon too, would love to hear from people who were on both ipad's in the los angeles area.
    i mainly use it to stream online music to my cars system, while driving, so covrage, with minimal buffering is what im looking for. anyone?
     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    :D OP hope you enjoy your edge speed on Verizon. If you thought AT&T was slow, Verizon is even slower.
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Same here, I dreaded switching from Verizon to ATT until I actually did it and I seriously have no clue where all the ATT hate comes from. I love ATT.
     
  14. henchman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad works great with AT&T I live in the Hollywood/Studio City area.
     
  16. Surely Guest

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    ^^^^^How you doin'?:p


    LA as in Los Angeles? I live in LA, and the data speeds with AT&T are great.

    I have no complaints.
     
  17. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Stupid post!

    My AT&T service is the best it's been and getting better.

    Both my iPhone 4 and 2 iPads are very fast on 3G

    So sorry for you my friend!
     
  18. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    and higher data plan prices!

    Unlimited data on AT&T rocks!
     
  19. Built macrumors 68020

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    NOT. I live in Playa del Rey and travel all over the LA area with my iPad, and guess what? Great service consistently.

    NEXT!
     
  20. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

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    do you stream radio while driving? and buffering going on?
     
  21. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Don't feel sorry for me
    I am happy with my AT&T service and plans
     
  22. holyindian macrumors 6502

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    You need to get a clearwire 4G+ hotspot.. thats what i have, and the speeds are amazing, no blackspots.. no fallbacks.
    Even Sprint is coming up with 4G plan.
     
  23. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    I'm glad your leaving at&t that way we dont have to listen to you bitch and moan about slow speeds in YOUR area, where others have excellant service.

    But do not forget that AT&T bought out TMO and soon you'll be an AT&T customer again
     
  24. seanpholman macrumors regular

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    I wish I could have found an AT&T iPad, my Verizon coverage is not that much better and the speeds are pretty slow. Not very happy with Verizon.

    --Sean
     
  25. henchman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting.
    I was just at Magnolia and hazel tine. .76mb
    Yesterday at Peets on Ventura about 1mb.
     

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