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    I have an iPad 2 and an iPhone, both Verizon, and my iPhone 3G works great but my iPad is so ridiculously slow. I want to throw it out the window. Am I doing something wrong?
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    Oh, I agree! I have wifi at home and so fast! But out in the field 3G is hella slow!

    Some times it isn't, but it is never like wifi.:mad:
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    Verizon's data service is almost twice slower than AT&T's

    as most comparisons have shown. However, Verizon's cellular phone service is faster. I guess you can't have it all.
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    I'm sorry to hear that. :( My phone (a Samsung Android) is horrible in 3G too (but my mom's iPhone is great in 3G). I'm glad I didn't spend the extra money to make my iPad 3G... I could barely afford the WiFi anyway, and I'd be super frustrated if it's slow!
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    Not an economical alternative but I have a wifi iPad combined with a 4G/LTE mobile hotspot from Verizon. In 4G coverage areas my download speed sometimes rivals my cable modem at home.

    Costs $50 per month and unlike the stop/start plans available for the iPad, it's a two year commitment. But I have to have it anyway for my laptop and I can connect up to five devices simultaneously. Without a 3G iPad I give up GPS but it's a relatively minor inconvenience since I have full GPS and turn by turn voice navigation on my Android smartphone.
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    That is weird, are you sure that you have the same APN on both the phone and iPad?

    I have read about people that are using the same provider as i do complained about it being slow, but upon a bit of investigation they figured out that they used another APN and when they changed it everything went much faster.

    That hasn't been a problem for me though, i get about 6,4 Mbit down and 3 Mbit up.
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    I forgot to mention I have AT&T.
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    Many people are reporting that the iPhone 4.0 OS installed in a 3G or 3GS slows the phone to a crawl. Apple provides no way to easily back out the upgrade, but there is a way. Go to the LifeHacker how-to page to see how they figured out that restoring 3.1.3 was the way to go.I specifically have not upgraded my 3GS for this reason. I recommend anyone else considering that upgrade path think again...
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    Not with mine

    I have 4.21 in my iPhone 3 and 4.35 in my iPhone 4. They are equally speedy using 3G but, of course, not as fast as wifi.
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