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.

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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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    Wow..that sucks. Maybe you should use it in a couple different areas to see if the signal gets better...but if you definitely can't use it in places that you are often..you should definitely see if you can exchange or get a refund or something.
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    Potential speed is much different than network congestion. On workdays in Boston ATT is about a third the speed of Verizon. NY and San Francisco are the same I've found. If you live in a less populated area ATT is fine.
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    Verizon not known for speed

    Yes your right about Verizon, Here in Texas they are dogs with data. We tried Verizon with wireless for our PC and its was bad. Back with ATT for us. I cant understand why Verizon is so big with poor services they sell. If you dont mind waiting you can sell it on ebay at hundreds of percent profit right now. I sold mine and got the next one for free with my profits
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    I was asking about this over at another forum, but these are the speeds I got when comparing my iPad1 vs iPad2 64 gb using the same speedtest app.. I'm baffled (yes, wifi is off) I'm going to try again later this evening and maybe bring it out with me today.

    ATT Results
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    Verizon Results
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    If this is a network flux... It's better to flux UPWARDS instead of DOWNWARDS as it used to do always with iPhone 4 and iPad1. Sometimes, I'd show full bars but get super slow data or none at all! That is NOT worth the money. Crossing fingers and if anyone has any insight to the above, I'd greatly appreciate it. It's almost like having an LTE iPad!
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    Is that just for ipad's? Just curious because I have found the opposite to be true. I have a W7 phone (work phone) that is on AT&T and an android phone (personal) on Verizon. Verizon always connects faster and more reliably for me at least. I live in TX but travel north (as far as MI) frequently with same results.

    I only have wifi iPad2 so I cannot comment on that.

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