With my 3G AT&T iPad 1, speedtest was .44mbps down, .12mbps at my house with 4 bars here in west Phoenix today. I tested this multiple times for months now First thing I did with my new vzw 3G 64gb was to test 3G throughput. I wasn't expecting the same speed as my mifi, but it is!,At 4 bars, I got 2.33mbps down, .78mbps up. This is fantastic. AT&T has always been bad in Arizona, and having 5 bars never meant having a good download rate. Plus no 3g in northern AZ besides Flagstaff was absurd. I'm giving up my AT&T unlimited plan for vzw and not looking back. Unlimited data means nothing if it's slow as crap. My last business trip at the end of feb was the final straw. At the phx airport, full coverage, my AT&T 3G speeds were .11mbps down if I was lucky. I had to use my mifi to get anything done. On the return flight while waiting in san jose, the same thing! At this point perhaps my iPad is broken, but my iphone4 had similar results. I was so surprised that that SJC in silicon valley was so poor. Don't get me started about how pissed I was trying to do stuff in Vegas last trip at the MGM grand. SMS texts on my AT&T iPhone took 5mins plus to go through. Sorry for the rant but I am smiling big and soooo glad I can pay $35 for 3gb of useable data instead of $30 for an unusable unlimited. -posted from my vzw iPad!!