1. Garz's Avatar
    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 04:08 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    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.


    Sent from my iPad 4G using Tapatalk HD.
    03-30-2012 04:27 PM
  3. Bias X's Avatar
    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 04:31 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    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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    This is average for me. Tested from my office. I have gotten as much as 42 DL though.


    03-30-2012 04:40 PM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    This is average for me. Tested from my office. I have gotten as much as 42 DL though.

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    These are great speeds, Garz, and if I was getting those I'd probably go with Verizon too. However, what I got with them wasn't enough to get my business.


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    03-30-2012 04:44 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    These are great speeds, Garz, and if I was getting those I'd probably go with Verizon too. However, what I got with them wasn't enough to get my business.


    Sent from my iPad 4G using Tapatalk HD.
    We are blanketed with LTE coverage all over southern NV and So Cal which is where I spend most of my time. At&t still has a way to go. Tethering a MBP off of LTE is incredible too. I hope At&t steps up before the LTE iphone comes out or they may be losing my business. At&t is better for iphone 4S but that may change next fall unless they can step it up fast. But thanks for your reply. Nothing wrong with your choice. I understand why you did. I just like hearing why somebody chose the carrier they did.
    03-30-2012 04:51 PM
  7. cardfan's Avatar
    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 06:31 PM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
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    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.
    That someone was me, and while that plan might not be enough for your needs, it works perfect for mine. There is no need for me to pay for more data than I'm going to use in one month, that to me would be pointless.


    Sent from my iPad 4G using Tapatalk HD.
    03-30-2012 06:45 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    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 06:53 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    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 07:01 PM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    That someone was me, and while that plan might not be enough for your needs, it works perfect for mine. There is no need for me to pay for more data than I'm going to use in one month, that to me would be pointless.


    Sent from my iPad 4G using Tapatalk HD.
    Understood

    But even after activating it and just testing a few websites (and speedtests) to see if it worked i was over a 100mb easy. I wouldn't even think about streaming video with that.
    03-30-2012 07:42 PM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    Understood

    But even after activating it and just testing a few websites (and speedtests) to see if it worked i was over a 100mb easy. I wouldn't even think about streaming video with that.
    No worries there for me, as I mostly tether with my jailbroken 4S anyway.

    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 08:00 PM.
    03-30-2012 07:56 PM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    Duplicate post deleted.
    03-30-2012 07:58 PM
  14. Garz's Avatar
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    It's LTE that seems to be a data hog. I can use 100 mb's just like that. My first day alone I used 200 mb's.
    03-30-2012 08:57 PM
  15. crateish's Avatar
    Went with Verizon. Our iPhones are AT&T, and I will never go with Verizon on a phone until the whole not surfing while talking thing is 'fixed.'

    When iPhone 5 comes out with LTE, I'll be able to tether with either carrier.
    03-30-2012 09:15 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    Went with Verizon. Our iPhones are AT&T, and I will never go with Verizon on a phone until the whole not surfing while talking thing is 'fixed.'

    When iPhone 5 comes out with LTE, I'll be able to tether with either carrier.
    I believe you can with Vzn on LTE.
    03-30-2012 10:38 PM
  17. Peligro911's Avatar
    Went with Verizon. Our iPhones are AT&T, and I will never go with Verizon on a phone until the whole not surfing while talking thing is 'fixed.'

    When iPhone 5 comes out with LTE, I'll be able to tether with either carrier.
    On LTE you can talk n surf with Verizon


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    03-30-2012 11:38 PM
  18. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I chose Verizon because it has the free hotspot option and because if I did decided to go with AT&T, that model will work with a AT&T sim.


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    03-31-2012 02:03 AM
  19. Chop's Avatar
    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 03:42 AM
  20. appliancemedic's Avatar
    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 09:56 AM
  21. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    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 12:44 PM
  22. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    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.
    Where at in Japan? I was stationed in Okinawa in 1995.
    03-31-2012 12:46 PM
  23. Motorbones's Avatar
    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!!!
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    03-31-2012 01:11 PM
  24. Duvi's Avatar
    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.
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    03-31-2012 04:14 PM
  25. Chop's Avatar
    Where at in Japan? I was stationed in Okinawa in 1995.
    Oki... I'll miss the friendly locals, but I'm just about done w/these typhoons.
    03-31-2012 07:04 PM
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