Carrier Tmo Cust: ATT vs Sprint mini - which is better?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by adam9c1, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    I'm a T-Mobile customer looking for an iPad Mini 2.

    Am I better off with a Sprint branded or ATT branded device?
    I'm concerned with LTE coverage. If I don't have LTE will I drop down to 3G?

    I had ATT iPhone4 that would not stay in 3G a lot and would go down to Edge.

    With the different bands am I better off with a ATT device or Sprint device?

    Thank you.
  2. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    I've had great luck with AT&T on my Air with LTE coverage just about everywhere. I'm in a suburban area but certainly not near any major cities. Not sure that helps you but my experience has been great so far with AT&T.
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    The AT&T and sprint iPad mini 2 models are identical. There is no difference except what SIM card comes with the unit

    They work on T-Mobile

    Except for tmobiles new channel 12 which is being deployed

    But no apple cellular device right now comes with channel 12

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