Should I get the AT&T or Verizon iPad 2?

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  1. NyCrAzY

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    Okay, I need some opinions guys.

    This is going to be my first iPad and wanted to know which carrier will offer better service?

    I'm currently a Verizon Wireless subscriber via Droid X (yeah ... Android, lol) and they've offered me outstanding service!

    Also, what do you think will have better resell value? Since AT&T is GSM and uses a SIM card, it'll be convenient for people who travel overseas, right? Unlike CDMA where most likely you have to roam.

    Which version will you guys be getting and why? Thanks!

    Oh yeah, one more question. I have no clue how much data I'm going to use on my iPad. I'm a pretty heavy 3G browser on my Droid X ...

    So would the 1gb plan on VZW or the 2gb on AT&T be enough? I'm 10 days into my billing cycle and have over 100mb of data used already. Thanks!
     
  2. H335

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    ATT = NO ACTIVATION FEE.
    VERIZON = $35?

    You decide. =)
     
  3. H335

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    Also.. Iphone 4 speeds are faster on ATT.. there was an article on CNN Tech. That being said, ATT is faster with data but Verizon is more reliable with coverage. You decide? Also depends on the activation fee!
     
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    I've gone back and forth on this ever since the iPad2 was announced. I do love Verizon, the coverage and service have always been great, but the activation charge is a killer for me.

    On the other hand, with AT&T, I'm luck to get one bar on my Kindle2, even tho according their map I should be fine. People come to my house, and their cell phones don't work but my Droid (verizon) does.

    Even wifi at my house is iffy at best. I finally hooked a cable to my laptop, because i couldn't hold a signal. My android tablet seldom holds the signal for more than a few minutes (but works great at other places). I've gone thru 3 routers, and the problem remains.

    I'm hoping to be able to tether my iPad to my droid (or find someone who can)...so the 3G would be more or less a backup if I needed it on a trip or something.

    The big Verizon store in town is always full....the AT&T might have maybe 5 cars in front of it......what to do, what to do, what to do?
     
  5. Wolfpuppies3

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    AT&T has much faster data service

    that will also be available to you throughout Europe should that need arise. Not so with Verizon's CDMA service. Who cares about AT&T's telephone service on an iPad? To me, the iPad is all about data, email, web, etc. AT&T is my choice as it was on my iPad1.
     
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    No Verizon Activation fee after all....I think

    I have talked to three different people at Verizon and got 3 different answers - all initially told me that there WAS a $35 activation fee each time you activated or REactivated the 3g service. I finally asked the last woman that I talked to to please look it up in her computer and tell me exactly what it said. As it turns out, for the IPad, if you sign up from your device and pre-pay with a credit or debit card, there is NO activation fee. I think I will call my local Verizon store and confirm that, but that is the latest info. I hope she is right because I really prefer Verizon due to their more reliable coverage.
     
  7. tweeter

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    Melsnel, that would be awesome! No activation fee would make it a no-brainer. How you could sign up from your iPad if you had no service where you were? Wonder if you could sign up from you phone?
     
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    Just a hint of which data plan could work for you. I have a Verizon Novatel 2200 wireless router. $50/mo for 5GB cap. This month after two weeks I am at 4.1 GB. I won't pay for extra so I have to curb my usage. I don't generally stream or download movies either... just internet stuff. I have been uploading quite a bit lately.

    This is real world.
     
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    ATT is great if where you live and operate were their service is available. I can't get either ATT or Sprint at home. Verizon works great.

    The activation fee is a one time expense ... it is the monthly fee that adds up... month after month.

    Realize that iPad only offer 3G, not 4G at the moment... for either ATT or verizon. Who knows what LTE will bring (from what I have heard it is GSM technology)... time will tell.
     

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