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    Dumb newby question about 3G units

    I plan on getting an iPad 2 with 3G simply to have the option of using cell service if I need/want it. Plus I want the GPS feature. I'm torn between carriers - both have good coverage around here, but I like the Verizon plans just a little more than ATT. I'd be fine with either one though. So, my question Does anyone know if the 3G versions have the carrier's logo stamped on them at the location of the 3G radio? For some reason, I really hate the Verizon logo. It's irrational, I know, but I just don't like it at all. Believe it or not, the answer to this might sway my decision!

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    I can't say for sure but most likely no. The current does not and they don't make them just for us carriers.

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    There is no logo on my 3G iPad except the Apple logo.
    Last edited by Somerled; 03-09-2011 at 09:18 AM. Reason: Forgot to say which model I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennicat View Post
    I plan on getting an iPad 2 with 3G simply to have the option of using cell service if I need/want it. Plus I want the GPS feature. I'm torn between carriers - both have good coverage around here, but I like the Verizon plans just a little more than ATT. I'd be fine with either one though. So, my question Does anyone know if the 3G versions have the carrier's logo stamped on them at the location of the 3G radio? For some reason, I really hate the Verizon logo. It's irrational, I know, but I just don't like it at all. Believe it or not, the answer to this might sway my decision!
    Apple doesn't allow carrier branding on their products. My Verizon iPhone is clean as anyone elses....also there are no carriers apps pre-installed on the iPhone (unlike every android POS)....so what you get is what you get regardless of the carrier...the only difference is the word Verizon or AT&T in the corner....now as far as service goes...there is a huge difference!

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    I am also trying to decide between Verizon and AT&T. I have heard a lot of complaints about the AT&T coverage, but Verizon will be charging an activation fee every time you sign up for a month of service. Since I plan to add the service and delete it as my needs require, that is really pricey. I confirmed on the AT&T site that there are no activation fees. I have always been a devoted Verizon customer, but the activation fee just seems like a rip off to me. Any thoughts?

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    Activation fee for turning the service off and on as needed? (no, not talking about enabling and disabling the radio) Wow, that is a rip off. If AT&T would have done that I would be broke now.

    Yes, that is a rip off.

    If you are looking for which service is best, just start asking people, or go by your own experience with your phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melsnel View Post
    I am also trying to decide between Verizon and AT&T. I have heard a lot of complaints about the AT&T coverage, but Verizon will be charging an activation fee every time you sign up for a month of service. Since I plan to add the service and delete it as my needs require, that is really pricey. I confirmed on the AT&T site that there are no activation fees. I have always been a devoted Verizon customer, but the activation fee just seems like a rip off to me. Any thoughts?
    I'm having the same problem as you. I live in real dead zone, and Verizon is the only coverage I can get, but that activation fee is horrible. I'm wondering if I can somehow tether the ipad to my rooted droid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweeter

    I'm having the same problem as you. I live in real dead zone, and Verizon is the only coverage I can get, but that activation fee is horrible. I'm wondering if I can somehow tether the ipad to my rooted droid?
    Sure u can, I have a rooted droid x with wireless tether app and tether my droid t iPad all the time when I'm at work or not home...and guess what...it's FREE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melsnel View Post
    I am also trying to decide between Verizon and AT&T. I have heard a lot of complaints about the AT&T coverage, but Verizon will be charging an activation fee every time you sign up for a month of service. Since I plan to add the service and delete it as my needs require, that is really pricey. I confirmed on the AT&T site that there are no activation fees. I have always been a devoted Verizon customer, but the activation fee just seems like a rip off to me. Any thoughts?
    It's that's the case, I'll go with ATT for sure. Is this certain though? I can't tell because they just don't say much about the plan on their site yet. I signed up for the Verizon iPad e-mail alerts, but have not received any info yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweeter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by melsnel View Post
    i am also trying to decide between verizon and at&t. I have heard a lot of complaints about the at&t coverage, but verizon will be charging an activation fee every time you sign up for a month of service. Since i plan to add the service and delete it as my needs require, that is really pricey. I confirmed on the at&t site that there are no activation fees. I have always been a devoted verizon customer, but the activation fee just seems like a rip off to me. Any thoughts?
    i'm having the same problem as you. I live in real dead zone, and verizon is the only coverage i can get, but that activation fee is horrible. I'm wondering if i can somehow tether the ipad to my rooted droid?
    verizon has the best coverage but they told me it would be $400 dollars to activate the plan with them for the xoom and i could get my money back in 6-8 weeks. *** so for the ipad 2 3g i would be looking at $1029 + tax *** x2. But i would tell you to go to the marketplace and download mywifi or just type in wifi and there are a ton of apps that let stock android phone turn into mifi. So you can ditch the 3g option for more memory.this is the route i was going to do but i just returned my lg optimus v today so i could go 16 gb +3g with at&t. When you look at 3 gb with at&t is $35 just like verizon just react fees and scams.


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