The The New iPad AT&T LTE In Manhattan - OMFG

boltjames

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WOW.

The LTE coverage in the city is fantastic, fastest mobile speeds I've ever seen. Best part is that on my daily train commute there are 4 deadspots that have gone from, well, "dead", to LTE. It's insane how good this is.

Had Apple doubled the weight, halved the resolution, and doubled the price I'd have still bought one; the LTE speeds are ridiculous, completely changes the experience.

BJ
 

boltjames

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Congratulations...now you can hit your data cap sooner.
The Unlimited Data Plan is my friend.

And even if it weren't, my usage habits wouldn't change because of the speed. I'd still read the same amount of news articles each day. It's just less frustrating as there's no wait for the pages to load.

BJ
 

lilo777

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WOW.

The LTE coverage in the city is fantastic, fastest mobile speeds I've ever seen. Best part is that on my daily train commute there are 4 deadspots that have gone from, well, "dead", to LTE. It's insane how good this is.

Had Apple doubled the weight, halved the resolution, and doubled the price I'd have still bought one; the LTE speeds are ridiculous, completely changes the experience.

BJ
You did not have to wait for new iPad to enjoy LTE. You could have had LTE-enabled Android device for one year now.
 

JasonR

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AT&T or Verizon?

And I'm still trying to figure out how to get my unlimited Verizon Data from my iPhone to my Verizon iPad. ARgh!
 

boltjames

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AT&T or Verizon?

And I'm still trying to figure out how to get my unlimited Verizon Data from my iPhone to my Verizon iPad. ARgh!
AT&T. Can't speak to Verizon since dumping them for AT&T when I purchased the iPhone 3G.

BJ
 

IllIllIll

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AT&T or Verizon?

And I'm still trying to figure out how to get my unlimited Verizon Data from my iPhone to my Verizon iPad. ARgh!
You can't, unless I'm missing something here. VZW iPhones don't have SIM cards.
 

boltjames

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You did not have to wait for new iPad to enjoy LTE. You could have had LTE-enabled Android device for one year now.
Android devices lack all the good apps and content that I've grown accustomed to from Apple, and I've got a very well organized media collection with 20,000+ songs and 500+ movies all nicely living in iTunes, couldn't imagine having to start all my playlists over again, get everything into another ecosystem.

BJ
 

boltjames

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WTF? You claim to be the 1%? Riding a train for commoners? Fraud.
I've got a 35 minute train from Bergen County to Hoboken, PATH takes me right into Manhattan 8 minutes later. The caliber of commuter on my line, servicing a Top 20 Wealthiest County In America member is more akin to a country club than a public beach.

Though we could afford car services, taking the very-civilized NJ Transit to/from lower Manhattan is the way to go. Stop/go traffic in the back of a Lexus is nauseating and unnecessarily expensive.

BJ
 

ripper998

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wait till the iphone 5 with LTE comes out later this year, you will see your LTE speeds drop as more and more people come online. Same way it was with 3G.
 

dell who?

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You did not have to wait for new iPad to enjoy LTE. You could have had LTE-enabled Android device for one year now.
I LOVE how someone gave this a thumbs up. Are people still not accepting that iOS is different from Android? It's like talking about a new G37 in an Infiniti forum and then someone says "You could have bought a Corvette and been driving fast a year ago." That's not the point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you lilo for being the ever (un)necessary voice of the devil's advocate in a Mac forum where people are talking about iPads. We all needed our daily reminder that other companies make other products that try, and fail, to replicate the experience of Apple products. Thank you. So much.
 

lilo777

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And enjoyed using the phone for half the day because the battery died
If you are willing to haul an iPad, you might as well carry extra battery (or two) for your phone. There is no magic in iPad battery life - it's just extra weight.

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I LOVE how someone gave this a thumbs up. Are people still not accepting that iOS is different from Android? It's like talking about a new G37 in an Infiniti forum and then someone says "You could have bought a Corvette and been driving fast a year ago." That's not the point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you lilo for being the ever (un)necessary voice of the devil's advocate in a Mac forum where people are talking about iPads. We all needed our daily reminder that other companies make other products that try, and fail, to replicate the experience of Apple products. Thank you. So much.
While the OS is different, all the actual uses are the same - same songs, same movies, same Internet, Facebook, Twitter and games. And with LTE, Android devices clearly had a huge edge compared to iDevices (prior to iPad 3) at least for OP (not everybody has this type of commute).
 

IllIllIll

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If you are willing to haul an iPad, you might as well carry extra battery (or two) for your phone. There is no magic in iPad battery life - it's just extra weight.

Or just use a Droid RAZR Maxx. 3300mAh battery, people are consistently getting 30+ hours of moderate/heavy 4G LTE use out of the phone between charges.
 

boltjames

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wait till the iphone 5 with LTE comes out later this year, you will see your LTE speeds drop as more and more people come online. Same way it was with 3G.


Might be, but for now I'm flabbergasted. I'm no math major, but that's 20x faster on the downloads, 100x faster on the uploads between Manhattan LTE and 3G.

BJ
 

Cutwolf

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I'm excited to move out to Jersey City for this very reason. Jc is covered by AT&T's LTE network. I have lte in Boston, but speeds only get to about 16 Mbps.

Would be nice to hit 30.
 

boltjames

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I'm excited to move out to Jersey City for this very reason. Jc is covered by AT&T's LTE network. I have lte in Boston, but speeds only get to about 16 Mbps.

Would be nice to hit 30.
The areas near the Meadowlands, Secaucus station, and Hoboken station went from complete dead spot misery to LTE madness overnight.

It's the biggest surprise yet for my The New iPad.

BJ
 

HelloMikee

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Congratulations...now you can hit your data cap sooner.
This only applies if you're into doing a lot of HD streaming off wifi. I'm stoked to have websites load faster than my wifi at home, out in public. One thing I disliked about the iPad 2 was 3g was so slow and left a lot to be desired.
 

Cutwolf

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The areas near the Meadowlands, Secaucus station, and Hoboken station went from complete dead spot misery to LTE madness overnight.

It's the biggest surprise yet for my The New iPad.

BJ
Where are you commuting from? I'm moving out to Paulus Hook in May to start work in Manhattan (once I pass the bar).
 

xfs

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If you are willing to haul an iPad, you might as well carry extra battery (or two) for your phone. There is no magic in iPad battery life - it's just extra weight.
iPad 3 with LTE has the highest battery on LTE for any device out there.
 

whtrbt7

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Woot another subway rat! It's the only way to get around Manhattan. AT&T LTE is pretty decent despite the naysayers. Are you getting dead spots in manhattan or dead spots on Path? On a good day, sometimes I get signal in certain stations in Manhattan.
 

pelicanflip

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Really, it depends on where in Manhattan you are.

I'm by Wall Street, pretty close to South Street Seaport (maybe two blocks away). I'm also on the 12th Floor of my building, so reception is kinda shaky.

I'm getting about 10 Mbps down, 7 Mbps up on Verizon LTE. Might test it again when I head downstairs for some coffee.
 

lilo777

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iPad 3 with LTE has the highest battery on LTE for any device out there.
That's not correct. Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (which BTW is half the weight of iPad) both have battery time around 10 hours. And Motorola Razr MAXX gets more than 8 hours of web browsing (on LTE) in real life which is probably close to iPad (but that's a phone not a tablet)

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sure, but it still wouldn't have been an iPad.
You missed my point. iPad got LTE just last week. Android devices have had it for a year now. So it could not have been an iPad back then even if you wanted to.