Speed on AT&T vs Verizon - Which is Faster?

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    Which is faster on the IPAD 2- AT&T or Verizon? I have both in my area and want to decide only on speed. WHICH IS FASTER?
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    At&t
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    The reviews I've been reading with speed tests on the iphone 4 have always said AT&T was fastest. IF you don't live in the areas with terrible reception!!
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    iPad Initial Speed Test

    If your looking for a short answer, AT&T's 3G network is definitely much faster. This is IF signal strength is sufficiently strong for both carriers. Verizon seems to get more coverage where there usually is none. If you had to settle between the two and signal strength is about the same, go with AT&T.

    AT&T's network is built on UMTS 3G which is faster. Verizon's is built on CDMA 3G. I've been using OOKLA to speed test the Verizon iPad 2 and my AT&T iPhone 4 simultaneously at numerous locations on 3G in the San Francisco Bay Area. The result? AT&T is a lot faster.

    I'm going to perform a more thorough test when the AT&T iPad 2 gets delivered and then I'll return the slower unit back to Apple. I'll tell you what I find.

    Brian
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    does Verizon charge a deposit
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