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why does people dont interested in Verzion Ipad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by kofjay, Mar 31, 2011.

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    hi guys, i went to apple store today to exchange my ipad 2 16gb for an 32 gb, unfortunately they don't have any 32 gb in stock. however they have a bunch of Verzion Ipad 2 in stock, and i dont see any lines ~ i am not interested in 3G but why does people choose ATT but not Verzion?
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    Because AT&T is gsm. A lot of biz people need to access the Internet overseas u can
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    Yes - as the previous poster said - Verizon uses the CDMA protocol which only works in the US - not even in Canada. AT&T iPads use GSM and they work in more-or-less every country in the world with the possible exception of Japan.

    So, if you're ever going to take your iPad overseas - AT&T - if not, Verizon - or check the coverage in the area in which you live.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad....

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    Also, ATT uses SIM card. Verizon is not. A lot more flexibility with SIM cards.
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    will wireless still work overseas?
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    The wireless on the iPad works with any wifi network, it is independent of the Verizon/AT&T incompatibility.
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    It depends on where you use your iPad. Where I live and work in Boston ATT's network is way too congested. My ATT iPad 1 was slow as molasses during weekdays so I went Verizon for the new one. It never slows down to a crawl like I had to live with for 10 months on ATT. This may not be an issue where you live.
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    My experience has been that

    as reported in all the comparison studies, AT&T is twice faster than Verizon for data. Their telephone connections can be iffy but they are waaaaay faster with data.
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    I was close to getting the iPad2 VZ as well. After doing extensived research and getting over my indeciveness between Att vs VZ data plan, I'm so glad I went with 3G Att version. First, I am already an exceptional ATT customer and second I want to have my iPad/iPhone in one bill. Asides from that, I saw the YouTube on Att vs VZ's speed data and Att's speed is way faster. I don't really care for the gsm thing since I don't go overseas. You are probably asking why I don't do hotspot with my iphone instead. Main reason is I want to protect from losing my unlimited data for my iPhone. And convenience is priceless to me. My first iPad was just a wifi and my experienced with wifi was just a mediocre experinced because it was wifi dependent whereas my 3G iPad now, I am more excited and motivated to take it along with me. Knowing that I can connect anywhere with it and not having to rely to go to a coffee shop and wifi places is the biggest part and more enjoyable iPad experience I ever had.
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    On paper maybe, but as I mentioned, it depends on where you use the iPad. Where I live ATT data was so slow with my iPad 1 that I gave up my unlimited plan to go with the Verizon version (turns out I'm actually saving money because I never use more than 1GB of data per month). The speed issue became clear to me when I bought my Verizon iPhone and found it almost twice as fast as my ATT iPad at home and at work. I probably should have made a comparison video to post on YouTube. :)

    People should always try the different carriers where they live to see which is faster. It's all about network capacity and/or congestion, not test download specs.
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    I purchased according to the amount of data I would typically use. AT&T had the best prices for my usage.
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    I went with AT&T because 1) they have better coverage in my state. 2) I liked their purchase plan better. Plus, they gave me my first month of 2G free. Nor have I ever have had any issues with AT&T as my cell carrier.
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    Agreed.
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    If travel overseas you are most likely spend 8+ hours on a plane and who knows how long in the airport, taking iPad with you might be a good idea :)
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    Verizon in general using outdated CDMA technology which should die long ago. It is good in phone quality just because they have tons of towers in US. However in data they are much worse than GSM. They don't like GSM because it will bring freedom to the people, freedom of having phones without contracts and use any SIM card you like.
    When I am in Europe I am getting prepaid Sim card in first store and use it. I don't like quality, I am getting next card from another company. They are having lots of different cards and providers not as we are here.
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    They does cause AT&T is better.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    You sound like me....I got a feeling AT&T is going to find a way to boot us off our Iphone unlimited somehow....

    Also GSM devices have a much higher resell value on the open market!!!
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    Interesting, do you have any documentation for this?

    A quick check at the eBay shows both versions of the iPad 2 selling for the same price. The same is true for the ATT and Verizon versions of the iPhone 4 on eBay.
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    Don't need documentation. I have been selling GSM devices for years. Most of those listings on Ebay are locked to USA only folks don't want the hassle with international shipping when they can bring profits from the black market in the US. Believe me when everyone is ready to dump their Ipad2's for ipad3's those who decide to ship international will make buckets.
    I am on my 4th gen of Iphone's from At&T and everyone that I have used for a year I have been able to sale for more that I paid 12 months prior...

    Its simple... is my device available to the world or limited to the US?
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    GSM delivers data twice as quickly as CDMA

    as is born out in countless studies. That alone was more than enough for me to choose AT&T time and again for my iphones and ipads as well. That you can also use it in Canada and most of Europe where Verizon's CDMA does not work at all is the tipping over the edge feature.

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