iPad built for Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPad Carriers' started by iDan, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. iDan

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    Earlier rumors indicated that the iPad would be built to run on Verizon network. I haven't heard much lately, but let's get this thread going with your thoughts.

    Will this be the first time Apple shafts AT&T?
     
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    I hope it is, well really i think the main thing is that apple really got the shaft from AT&T when they first got the iphone. AT&T's network was the biggest let down for the iphone. I think at this point it would have been better on any other network.

    Verizon's is one of the largest networks out there. And with verizon going to 4g along with others soon, i don't see a reason why they wouldn't go with verizon. It would be a very smart move if they can reach an agreement with verizon. It might make it one more reason i would get it. If it went to AT&T, i will do the same thing i did with the iphone... never touch it.
     
  3. DG~X

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    Does this mean it will have a phone on it? Or will it just help on the internet part.
     
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    Not sure, but i know verizon sells netbooks with their internet on them, so my best guess is that it will have the verizon chips inside so you can also pay XX amount of money to have it connected to the internet through their service.

    Or possibly making it mandatory to have an internet plan? I hope not.
     
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    Well, it's official. The iPad is going to be exclusively on AT&T.:( What does that mean. Well for me. I won't be getting one. And I know a lot of people who aren't going to get one either.
     
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    Well, I will still look into getting one. Had it been Verizon capable as well I would have 100% gotten one.
     
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    Im having 2nd thoughts on getting it. I might wait till the next one to come out...like 2 years is the problem.
     
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    You guys realize that the at&t network sucks mainly because of the iphone. Verizons network would be bogged all to hell too with all of that data drain. Of course, I live in the twin cities and at&t service is awesome.
    I won't be buying the Ipad though. It lacks to many features. My netbook easily outperforms this and I have had it for 6 months already. To say I'm disappointed in this offering would be an understatement.
     
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    I believe that Apple is getting tired of the restriction that AT&T's service puts on them.

    Cya
     
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    Although I use Verizon, and that it would be awesome to have the iPad on Verizon, I would rather have it on AT&T.
    Verizon=more 3G coverage, slower network
    AT&T Not as much(about 2/5 the coverage), but faster network.
    Plus, you can't switch carriers with Verizon, seeing as they use CDMA, and CDMA doesn't use SIM cards.

    People don't see the truth. AT&T does have a smaller 3G network, true. But their speeds are faster than Verizons'. Most people online say that they have awful reception. They happen to live near huge metro areas, meaning they are not the only one accessing the bandwidth. People living in areas which are not as crowded should be OK.
     

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