iPad built for Verizon?

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  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.
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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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    @terry

    What brand/model of netbook do you have? I looked at quite a few last night at the store and just wasn't overly impressed with any of them.

    I also think AT&T's network has been filled because of all the demand for the iPhone and they are slowly working through it.

    Now that Verizon has a great smart phone (Motorola Droid) I wonder what impact that is having on their network.
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    Oh really?lol.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQR67HXVt14]YouTube - AT&T TV Commercial: Luke Wilson Smartphone Switch[/ame]
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    Also, from what Jobs said in the intro last week, AT&T will allow 2 levels of 3G service Without a contract (Jobs exact words were "... with no contract. And it can be canceled at any time.":eek:) If that is true, I might spend the extra cash & get the 3G option.







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    lol, I haven't seen that one.. "Where's my cool phone".. haha
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    What a HUGH disappointment not to have the ipad on Verizon; it is a game changer for me. And I had been so excited; now no way....I had been waiting on getting a Kindle in antisipating of this...now what! I don' want to pay ~$800 on the ipad and not have great internet functions because of poor AT&T network performance. It's to much for the usable service just to download ebooks and not get much more because of the service provider limitation. Why can't Apple and Verizon get over this issues and get us the ipad ASAP!
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    AT&T has a better 3G network but verison has more.(saw it in a commercial)lol.
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    hey guys, you are talking about ipad witch is capable to run 3g ?
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    If you buy the 3G version of it,yes.
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    Hey Everyone

    Does anyone have an idea if they're gonna charge you extra for using the internet on this if you already have AT&T as your cell carrier? That would really be wrong I feel the Ipad should be an extension of your phone data plan i'm pretty sure they'll charge but hopefully not to much. Anybody got any ideas of how much?
    Thanks
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    It's a shame that the iPad isn't compatible with T-mobile's 3g network. No matter what the Ad's tell you, T-Mobile has THE FASTEST data network in the US right now. It's the only TRUE HSDPA 7.2mb network. Yes, ATT has enable HSDPA 7.2 on theirs, but what they fail to tell consumers is that most of their existing infrastructure simply can't handle those speeds, creating a bottleneck at the most crucial part of the network. So until they can upgrade their entire network (which they won't, since all their money is invested in their 4g development), T-mobile is the winner.

    Unfortunately, T-mobile has a TIIIINY 3g coverage map(around 80% of ATT's already paltry coverage), so that's a big turn-off. But since T-mo's about to roll out HSDPA+, I would be very interested to see an iPad with an HSDPA+ radio built in. Imagine 21mb/s!!!!!

    I just hope that T-mobile will have micro-SIM's available so I can at least try the iPad out with mobile data.

    As for Verizon, i'm sorry but they have the SLOWEST network ever! Using my friend's BB and Envy it kills me!

    If anything, Sprint should've gotten a version. Their EVDO rev A network screams. It's just unfortunate that they have a horrible selection of phones to choose from.

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