What LTE carrier to go with?

Espo

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I am picking up an iPad Mini when they are available, and since the 4G/LTE versions will not be out for awhile I have time to think what carrier I want to go with.

What do you think will be the best carrier to go with for LTE? I know its going to mainly depend on my location but all three (AT&T, Verizon and Sprint) have great coverage all around me.

I am not adding this to my iPhone plan because I am on my work's account, so I can be swayed to go with any of the three carriers.

What do you think?
 

DaPhoneking

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I'd go with Verizon for broader LTE coverage, but it's ultimately going to be your call and who you feel comfortable with.
 

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How much and where do you travel? The AT&T version's flavor of LTE is supported in the US and Canada. The Verizon/Sprint flavor of LTE works would not work in Canada but would work in more places worldwide.

Note: the above is based on how the LTE works on the iPhone 5. It's probably the same but you should verify.

I don't travel outside of the US much at all and if/when I do I will not be using cellular service.

I am leaning towards Verizon simply for their coverage but may choose AT&T for the $30/3gb plan, since I use anywhere from 2-5gb with my iPhone, I'm sure ill use 2-3gb with iPad.
 

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I don't travel outside of the US much at all and if/when I do I will not be using cellular service.

I am leaning towards Verizon simply for their coverage but may choose AT&T for the $30/3gb plan, since I use anywhere from 2-5gb with my iPhone, I'm sure ill use 2-3gb with iPad.

Expect to use more data on the iPad. You'll likely be grabbing that before your phone for most browsing.
 

Espo

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Expect to use more data on the iPad. You'll likely be grabbing that before your phone for most browsing.

I was thinking about that but when I'm home or at work I'll be on wifi, if I'm out and about most likely I will turn to my iPhone or if I'm over a friends house or coffee shop I will use wifi also. I just want the LTE for times when wifi is not available.
 

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