I normally do my research before choosing which carrier I'd want to be...
I have had a Driod since December Which I love and formerly used it all the time. I got an iPad in July and the Droid is now an in car GPS and a phone. I seldom use the Droid or my laptop anymore. I even use the iPad as a phone very often with Whistle and it is the best phone I have.
I use 3G on the iPad and this summer when I was in an area where I had very little wifi service I often used near the 2G limit in the month.
I have the Droid on Verizon and the iPad on AT&T. I can report that 99 percent of the time I have had a better,stronger signal with AT&T which certainly has surprised me. I will either soon stop using the Droid and just use the iPad which is usually with me or I would consider getting an iPhone from Verizon when they become available. The Droid is nice but it just can't compare what the iPad and iPhone are able to do. They just have such a great interface and do everything so well. This is just my opinion of course and it will differ from others and I am OK with that. You may tell me I am wrong if you wish and I won't get angry.
With the iPhone going to be available on Verizon soon, I understand you can jailbreak it and use it in tether mod but do not have any wireless connectivity...correct?
One thing to watch for, I don't know how AT&T's "non-contract" works but with Verizon if you stop one month, then start up again, you have to pay the re-activation fee, which is $35. And you may not get the same data deal (which appears to be a discount). So, something to keep in mind.
With AT&T, there is no reactivation fee.
Apple iPad 1 32GB + 3G
I have satisfactorily rooted one of my Droids, added Barnacle Tether to it, and use that to get online with the iPad when not in a Wifi hot spot.
Life is good.
EMP-Susceptible - with an iMac, 15" MacBook Pro/Retina, MacBook Air 11", iPod touch 2, 4, iPad 2, and iPad mini.
I'm debating between ATT and Verizon. the activation fee is a biggie. but Verizon is better in rural CT. I'm waiting patiently for a Verizon iPhone. Will verizon lock out tethering as ATT did? and I understand they did because their 3G network could not handle it?
the "deal" of 20 bucks a month for 1 gig at Verizon sounds good, till you factor in the re activation charge....
I have att iphone which is jailbroke and I bought the mywi from cydia which is a tethering app, that is what I use when out and about shopping and such, other then that I use wifi as much as I can.