I checked my coverage map for AT&T and i assumed it was 4G, then i realized its the same HSDPA+ or whatever that my iPhone got. I doubted verizon had LTE near me, i checked and what do you know. MY WHOLE AREA is blanketed in beautiful 4G LTE. That and this is a global iPad regardless of which carrier you choose. Another reason is the Verizon Hotspot. I don't see myself using this all the time but having the option is great. Truth be told I hate both carriers.