Dumb newby question about 3G units

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  1. pennicat

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    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.
     
  3. Somerled

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    There is no logo on my 3G iPad except the Apple logo.
     
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    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.
     
  7. tweeter

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    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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    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!!!!
     
  9. pennicat

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    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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    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. Wtf so for the ipad 2 3g i would be looking at $1029 + tax wtf 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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