Question about AT&T 3G

Discussion in 'iPad' started by revm1m, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. revm1m macrumors member

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    I got 32g at&t ipads with 3G. I don't see 3G icon on upper corner by the bars. How do I know I am connected to 3G? On my iphone I see 3G by the bars and I could turn off 3G if I wanted to.
     
  2. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    it should say 3g i think. are web pages loading?
     
  3. revm1m thread starter macrumors member

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    yes web pages are loading, but I think it is using wifi from my home.
     
  4. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Wifi supercedes 3G. Turn Wifi antenna off to access 3G. assuming you paid ATT for 3G service??
     
  5. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry for asking, but did you sign up for 3G service first?
     
  6. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Did you activate 3G or did you just turn on your iPad and expect it to be 3G?
     
  7. MacMaad macrumors member

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    As stated, wifi will take precedence. Is your phone connected to your wifi at home? My iPhone 4 will show 3G when I am out and about, but the wifi icon in the same place when I am at home. 3G does not show when the wifi icon is active.
     
  8. revm1m thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. It worked, when I turned off wifi. Yes I paid fro 3G through at&t.
     
  9. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    The others are right and WiFi will be used over 3G unless you turn off WiFi.

    I know you were only testing but I keep my 3G turned off unless I am going out in the field.
     

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