This is strange to me. I have the new iPad. The Verizon LTE Model and have it activated with Verizon service. However, the signal strength shows a negative number to indicate strength. It does also show to the right 3g, or LTE depending on the location/coverage. So it seems it picks it up fine, just instead of showing traditional BARS, it has a negative number. I cannot find anywhere online how to change this, or if its normal. Any ideas? Oh, I should definitely mention that when I first turned it on, It showed BARS and VERIZON next to it. However, I clicked on Restore from iCloud backup, and then after restoring settings and such which took about 5 minutes, it went back to the setup screen to continue, thats when it showed the negative numbers. The iPad I had before this was an iPad 2 WI-FI only. So there was no setting the would have carried over. Very weird.