ok, what am I doing wrong???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by skids94954, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. skids94954 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Any thoughts? I have the Verizon 3G IPad2 and the data plan was set up and activated at the store but since buying it the other day I've only used the WiFi service. Last night I went to try it out with the 3G service but I can't get any type of signal from Verizon. I've turned off my WiFi and turned on the cellular service but nothing happens. I live in an area that has perfect 3G service so I know that's not the problem. Also when I log into my Verizon account it appears to be up to date and activated. I'm I missing something here? Is there a step I'm missing to turn the service on?

  2. rritterson macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    DC USA
    you are the second person I've heard have troubles getting a signal on a verizon ipad. Your best bet is to go to a local verizon store where they can see things from their end and on your iPad at the same time to more fully troubleshoot the problem.
  3. ea9 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    Had this issue on iPad1. Had to be exchanged.
  4. Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Sunny Southern California
    Had Verizon issues with iPad1?
  5. MarkG21 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2010
    Looks like it just needs to be exchanged.

    Have you tried to get a signal at a different location?
  6. seanpholman macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2007
    Huntington Beach, Ca
    Try a hard restart or returning to factory settings and see if that works.

  7. ea9 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    I forgot the word 'Rogers'. Sorry.
    But still ... same issue.
  8. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Well, it is highly likely that he wasn't able to connect to Verizon with his iPad 1, so in that sense yes he has the exact same problem :p
  9. skids94954 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Thanks for the help. I ended up calling Verizon tech support and they had to resend a signal and have me do a reboot of the IPad. Works fine now.
  10. Cleaver66 macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    Also had the same connection issue

    If I left the house in wifi mode then switched to 3G my Verizon iPad would just say "searching..." after two calls to Verizon the only instructions were to reprovision the account. This issue continued and after reprovioning the account 5 times return to the Apple store for the AT&T model!:)
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Does it show you have a signal? How many bars are showing. Try changing locations but if it does not work at home that is not bad.

    My AT&T gets full bars but is still slow in comparison to WiFi!
  12. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Usually 3G is slower and has higher latency compared to Wi-Fi.

    You didn't know this?

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