With my Ipad 3 I find it doesn't always connect with Verizon when I turn it on. It shows it is connected but there is no data exchange. After a soft reset it will search and find the network and work quite well. I don't know if this is and Ipad 3 issue, a Verizon issue, IOS 5.1 issue or my specific Ipad issue. Before I try for an exchange I'd like to see if others have the same problem.