1. bornslacker's Avatar
    I don't really care which carrier I go through for my iPad. Changing carriers on your phone is a bit of a pain, but on the iPad, it's month to month.

    I'm going to be ordering the new iPad 3, but which carrier should I go with?

    I live in Dallas, TX. They have LTE for both carriers where I live. Does anyone know who the networks compare? I've watched videos on youtube comparing and it's about a 50/50 split.

    Can anyone advise on which one is the better network to go with?

    Also, does anyone know what the pricing is going to be?
    03-07-2012 03:04 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    If you leave DFW, Verizon will have LTE available in more places than AT&T.
    03-07-2012 03:05 PM
  3. bornslacker's Avatar
    I don't really leave DFW all that often, so that's not that much of an issue for me. Plus, I know it's just a matter of time until AT&T catches up.

    Any idea which one is faster generally or are they about the same?
    03-07-2012 03:10 PM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    I'm hearing AT&T is faster. Probably depends on area.
    03-07-2012 03:16 PM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    Depends on the area and network conditions. Also, for now there are far fewer customers on AT&T's LTE network so you could enjoy wide open lanes for a little while before everyone else jumps on board.
    03-07-2012 03:19 PM
  6. Hot94Z28's Avatar
    I'm hearing AT&T is faster. Probably depends on area.
    I keep hearing Verizon toting that they are faster? OP I think Verizon because they have LTE in more places regardless it will be fast on either one.

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    03-07-2012 03:20 PM
  7. bornslacker's Avatar
    I thought I remember reading somewhere that AT&T's LTE wasn't "real" LTE, that it's some sort of doped up HSPA+ and therefore couldn't really compete with Verizon's "real" LTE. Anyone heard anything about that?
    03-07-2012 03:34 PM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    It's LTE; but they also call their HSPA+ network "4G". They call their new one "4G LTE". Nothing fake about it.
    03-07-2012 05:23 PM