Verizon Data Sloooow. Ipad 2

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    I ended up snagging a Verizon Ipad 2 on launch day because the guy in front of me snagged the last AT&T version. I thought I'd give it a try because of everyone touting its reliability.

    Needless to say I am disappointed. Many times the Ipad is 3X slower than my iPhone 4 and it rarely even hits 1Mbps.

    I think I am going to return it or flip it.

    Anyone want to trade an AT&T version? ;)
     
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    This varies depending on where you live. I live in Boston and my ATT iPad drove me nuts on weekdays in the city due to network congestion. By 3pm the progress bar would freeze for 20 seconds at a time loading pages. I thought it was just the nature of 3G until I bought a Verizon iPhone. It screamed in speed compared to my iPad. So I went with the Verizon ipad2 which is slightly faster than my IPhone 4. No more ATT in Boston for me.
     
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    Hey do you have to put a deposit with verizon
     
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    I bought a Verizon 64g at Walmart Saturday morning by mistake. The clerk told me it was the AT&T version. I have the Ipad 1 with the unlimited AT&T plan and planned to transfer it to the Ipad 2. I was going to return the Ipad 2, but I decided to try Verizon's service and activated their 1g plan. In my house, I get a solid 3-4 bars and can watch Netflix movies at very good quality. I have no AT&T signal on either my Ipad 1 or Iphone. I am thinking of dropping my AT&T unlimited plan and keeping the Verizon Ipad 2. Between AT&T and MyWi on my Iphone and Verizon on the Ipad, I should have a greater chance to connect to decent 3g service with my Ipad 2 when traveling.
     
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    Yeah, 3G speed will totally vary by area as that will determine which signal is better for you, how loaded the network is in that area etc.
     
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    I ordered the 32gb 3g version at a verizon store today. I paid for the ipad2 in full. The rep said, "there are 600 ipads in fulfillment. Call the 800 at 5pm today to see if you get a tracking number". I don't know if he was BSing me but he said this after I bought the thing. Guess I'll find out.
     
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    One reason to get the pad on att is the possibility of using the pad over seas. You may be able to pop in a local sim card and get 3g service while traveling.
     
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    Yeah Verizon blows in my area. Back it goes I guess.
     
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    Verizon doen't work well at all at my house but, it works well every were else. I use wi-fi at home and, I also have a clear Ipsot so, it's not a big deal to me. I just got the Verizon one, just in case.
     
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    I live in Boston as well and was wondering how Verizon 3G service is for iPad 2
     
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    As a whole, at&t is much faster than Verizon. However, specific areas will have their ups and downs.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    I am not familiar with Verizon, but I do have AT&T. My iPad is very fast! Wifi is faster though ~ when I am out in the field and connect to 3G, it can be slow.

    Much slower.

    I don't do well with slow!:D
     
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    I wouldn't trade up an unlimited data plan for supposedly faster other network. You can't beat it still be grandfathered into the unlimited plan, like I am. The prices they charge for data packages are ridiculous now. Especially when u already pay for data on ur phone. Just my .02€ lol
     
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    I would go crazy if I continued using an ATT iPad where I live. Network congestion is terrible in the afternoons. I'm not talking slow, I'm talking progress bars freezing for a minute at a time. I thought it was my specific location until I tried my Verizon iPhone in the same spot. Speedy, never any slowdowns. So it was a no-brained for me.

    I did give up my unlimited plan, that's how big the difference was. But when I checked on my monthly usage over the past year, I never went over 700MB even though I use 3G most of the day. So I bought the $20 1gb Verizon plan and I'm saving $10 a month over ATT. :)
     
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    Verizon data speed is less than half

    that of AT&T's. So say all the comparison articles I have read.
     

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