1. sepehrsh's Avatar
    Im getting the 3g ipad. What carrier gives me the better deal. I'll only be using the 3G minimally as a backup since ill have wifi most of the time?

    ATT: 250MB: $15.99, 1GP: $25
    Verizon: 1GB: $20, 3GB: $35
    03-04-2011 06:49 AM
  2. stkywik's Avatar
    Do you have an iPhone? If so, jailbreak it and you can tether it to the iPad for free, thus relieving you of the extra cost of a 3G iPad.

    If you don't I would go with AT&T. They have a far superior data network.
    03-04-2011 08:11 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    ... I would go with AT&T. They have a far superior data network.
    Not where I live pal. AT&T barely has EDGE. Verizon has EVDO.REVA
    03-04-2011 08:22 AM
  4. stkywik's Avatar
    Not where I live pal. AT&T barely has EDGE. Verizon has EVDO.REVA
    Well, sucks to be you then.
    03-04-2011 08:31 AM
  5. qblackman's Avatar
    With Verizon, don't you have to carry an extra device (mifi?) to get a connection? Or is that a thing of the past?
    03-04-2011 08:52 AM
  6. JasonG's Avatar
    thing of the past. verizon is gonna have their own ipad. based on prices, verizon has the better deal IMO, unless you arent going to use over 250mb. i would get the verizon 1gb $20 plan depending on how much your gonna use it. then again i find atts data speeds to be better than verizons. i have tried it with a friend, who has a droid x, and standing next to eachother we both ran a speedtest. i forget the exact numbers but my att iphone was at least 1mb/s faster than his droid x on verizon. find out what the verizon service is in your area compaered to the att service in your area and go from there. if their comparable, decide how much data your gonna use and then go from there. if it helps, i believe theres 1024mb in 1g.
    03-04-2011 09:04 AM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    Well, sucks to be you then.
    It would if I had AT&T.

    I don't.
    03-04-2011 10:04 AM
  8. kindaskimpy's Avatar
    It sounds like Verizon would be the better option for you since AT&T doesn't have 3G coverage in your area.
    03-04-2011 10:54 AM
  9. Travisimo's Avatar
    Isn't the $25 AT&T plan 2GB/mo, not 1GB?
    03-04-2011 03:58 PM
  10. Link's Avatar
    Isn't the $25 AT&T plan 2GB/mo, not 1GB?
    Yes. I only get Edge with AT&T. It seems slower than dial up. I use the data option a lot and plan on getting a Verizon iPad 2 this time.
    03-04-2011 04:53 PM
  11. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I am going to skip the 3G this time and get a wifi model, I have att iP4 and with the $45 mifi option I will only have to pay for 1 data device instead of 2.
    03-05-2011 01:23 AM
  12. jlevine31's Avatar
    Does anyone know if verizon will still have the same month to month deal as att, i.e. you only need to pay for months when you use the network?
    03-05-2011 10:31 AM
  13. whmurray's Avatar
    Not where I live pal. AT&T barely has EDGE. Verizon has EVDO.REVA
    That answers the question. "Local coverage trumps everything." The difference in plans will make only dollars of difference.
    03-05-2011 11:32 AM
  14. briankeith513's Avatar
    Im getting the 3g ipad. What carrier gives me the better deal. I'll only be using the 3G minimally as a backup since ill have wifi most of the time?

    ATT: 250MB: $15.99, 1GP: $25
    Verizon: 1GB: $20, 3GB: $35
    If these are the correct prices, Verizon's pricing is much better. only $4 more than ATT's, and you get 1GB instead of just 250MB. That's a huge difference.
    03-05-2011 10:02 PM
  15. zdkaram#IM's Avatar
    Wow, i didnt realize jailbreak had that tethering option.........WOW!
    03-06-2011 09:30 AM
  16. Faronell's Avatar
    Why is it that you can't switch plans once you get one? As I understand it, you have to buy the ipad with one or the other predetermined?
    03-06-2011 09:12 PM
  17. JohnH59's Avatar
    Why is it that you can't switch plans once you get one? As I understand it, you have to buy the ipad with one or the other predetermined?
    From what I understand, you can't switch plans because they are not using the newer combo style chip. It's either CDMA or GSM. If they would use the newer radio chipset, then you would have been able to switch.
    03-06-2011 09:40 PM
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