Did you choose Verizon or At&t and why?
For those who want or needed data, what carrier did you choose and why? I have our iPhones with At&t. Vzn can't compete with the speed there. When it came to iPad, I chose Verizon. Why? Verizon has 203 LTE cities to 28 of At&t. I want to be able to travel and have LTE in many places. Also, if I want to use a At&t sim card in my Verizon iPad, I can still get the HSPA+ speed of At&t. Lastly, Vzn has the option for hotspot now and that has been awesome for me. I did pre-order the At&t iPad at first but after I did my research, Vzn won and the went to Best Buy and picked up the Vzn model and then returned my pre-order to Apple
So what was your reason for your choice?
- 03-30-2012, 03:27 PM #2
I went with AT&T for the data speeds. Verizon claims to have LTE in my area, but yet this is all I got on the Rezound with a full LTE signal. As with AT&T, just because a carriers map shows LTE in a certain area doesn't mean you are going to get their promised speeds as I saw when testing out Verizon in my area.
AT&T HSPA+ in my area comes very close to Verizon's LTE speed which tells me that when AT&T finally does get LTE here they are going to blow Verizon away.
Lastly, I went with AT&T because I can always fall back to HSPA+ in areas where they don't have LTE yet, Verizon doesn't have HSPA+. Also, my hospital has a discount with AT&T and I always get good customer care with them. Right new I'm on the 250MB/$15 data plan which is just the right amount of data for my needs.
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- 03-30-2012, 03:31 PM #3
1. I don't travel so AT&T was my first choice. It's speed beats out verizon as far as the iPhone goes.
2. Is that's what my family is on, my brother has a 21% discount on his plan so I jumped on it.
3. When I got my first phone I didn't really have a choice in which carrier, my parents chose AT&T and I was stuck on it. Not that I'm older and have moved out I have no incentive to change. Especially with that discount.
- 03-30-2012, 03:44 PM #5
- 03-30-2012, 05:31 PM #7
I chose Verizon for ipad. It's not even a contest as AT&T doesn't have LTE nearby yet and won't indicate when and won't in my area. I don't have Verizon locally but will have to wait for that Rural LTEprogram to kick in that they signed up with local carrier. In the meantime, i could always pop in an AT&T SIM if needed. There's also the free tethering on Verizon ipad.
I was wondering about discounts. I never got mine applied to ipad 2 AT&T plan and it was post paid.
Someone else mentioned getting a 250mb plan? I don't see the point. I went with 2gb/30 for now. I may increase to 5 or 10 later if the coverage is there.
This could change later as AT&T gets built out. Or what speeds are like roaming on Verizon partners' LTE. It's definitely something to keep an eye on.
- 03-30-2012, 05:45 PM #8
Some people may not know pricing and that can be a key factor:
Att 250 MB's = $15
Vzn 1 GB = $20
Vzn obviously wins there
Att 3GB's = $30
Vzn 2GB's = $30
At&t wins there
Vzn has tethering included in their plans. At&t does not at this time. Maybe later. Anybody who has yet to buy, you may want to look at the above before you decide and see what works best for you.
- 03-30-2012, 06:01 PM #10
I'm thinking of getting a new iPad and this time with data. And if I do I'm probably going to go with the Verizon model simply because their LTE works great where I am. That and because data is a month to month thing so I don't have to worry about being stuck in a contract. Not that AT&T is t the same deal. But using an iPad 2 wifi only is good, but I do find myself needing data sometimes.
- 03-30-2012, 06:42 PM #11
- 03-30-2012, 06:56 PM #12
Btw, maybe Verizon uses more data because I activated the plan on the 17'th, have done many speed tests as well visited many websites and I still have about 125MB left to use.
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Last edited by Irish Rose; 03-30-2012 at 07:00 PM.
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- 03-31-2012, 02:42 AM #19
I have the AT&T model because... well, those are the ones we get on base out here and on island (Japan) with SoftBank, where $840 got me the 32GB LTE version and a YEAR of unlimited data. The $30/mo plan is probably what I'd do back home anyway, and you get more GB with AT&T, so it works out there.
- 03-31-2012, 08:56 AM #20
One thing with Verizon LTE it is ok if you are not moving. I use mine all day in the car and the handoff on LTE is really bad. I can not keep track of how many times I have seen it pop up on my screen NO DATA CONNECTION. Then clear that and watch it search for a connection. Funny thing I won' t remember seeing that on the ipad2 on 3G. Just something to think about.
- 03-31-2012, 11:44 AM #21iMore Pro
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People are getting the Verizon version because they can use it on AT&T as well, but just remember...it will not work on AT&T LTE. Just 3G. Not sure about the "4G". AT&T seems to hit the sweet spot of data allowance, 3GB (I say sweet spot because 3GB probably will satisfy the vast majority) for the same price as Verizon's 2GB. And I bet it's just a matter of time before AT&T opens up the hotspot feature. They won't let Verizon 1 up them for very long. I've also noticed multiple nationwide 4G outages, and many regional 4G outages as of late on Verizon. So for these reasons, and a few others, I took my Verizon one back and got the AT&T one. No complaints so far
- 03-31-2012, 11:46 AM #22
- 03-31-2012, 12:11 PM #23
My wife and I have used Verizon since it was Airtouch Cellular in the late 90's. We've always had great service, support and connectivity. There were times when I could get a signal from Verizon when no one else could. Bottom line... best coverage for us... That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!
- 03-31-2012, 03:14 PM #24
I want to see someone's Verizon LTE speeds in NYC as I get pretty much 19/20 down and 19/20 up mid-afternoon in time square.
People say it's because not many people are on AT&T's LTE network now, but isn't that a good thing? I rather not share my speeds.
Like someone else stated earlier... I can fall back on HSPA+ with AT&T.
I also have 5 lines on AT&T (all of which are mine), so it was that easy to just use one of those unused lines as my iPad line.
- 03-31-2012, 06:04 PM #25