My brother and mom both have an iPad 2. My brother with 3G, my mom with wi-fi only. Both of them agree that my mom should have gotten the 3G version, a decision she came to within about 2 months of owning.i dont know if i should buy a WIFI model or 4G model... I am grandfathered into an unlimited data plan on my iPhone and as it is I use anywhere between 6-7GB a month on that device.
So I would think I would need the pricey $50 5GB plan for the iPad to be sure I dont go over, and that seems like alot to spend a month on a device like this. Grrrr... dont know what to do
No. The iPad cellular radio is carrier specific.
Yeah.. Agreed.inclined to say no. but the "3G world ready" statement is curious.
Hmmm.. The presentation live blog I watched on engadget seemed to indicate it was a carrier specific model designation. Fingers crossed it is "unlocked," but with the way they subsidize data plans, phones, and tablets I wouldn't be surprised if the trend continues.I am not so sure about this.
Something doesn't add up just yet.
I think at this point we can only confirm this for 4G only. I'm not certain the 3G is carrier specific. AS evidenced by the fact that you can use world 3G, and the way you can take an AT&T iPad 2 and just put a foriegn sim in it.No. The iPad cellular radio is carrier specific.
My question isn't related to LTE, I want to know if I can use AT&T's *3G* network with the Verizon LTE model.To be clear, yes, Apple is offering 2 different LTE models.
However, I see no technical reason for this being required.
That is, it's within reason that Apple could have offered just one LTE version.
In the past, Verizon has said two very different things about what devices they would let on their LTE network.
Early on (years ago): "We'll let any device on this network."
More recently: "Only devices we allow on this network will be acceptable."
I'm worried that Apple bowed to Verizon and made a model that you can't switch back and forth between AT&T and Verizon just by swapping the SIM.