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Issues with iPad 3/4G+WiFi version owner worldwide!

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Issues with new iPad 3/4G WiFi cellular data not connected, worldwide!

Currently there's a serious 3G cellular data connection problem in the new iPad 3/4G WiFi. I've strongly believed there's a bug in iOS 5.1 or Qualcomm radio chipset & it driver having bug for the new iPad.

Since Day 1 03/16 new iPad launch day, the day I've purchased my new iPad 32GB + 3/4G + WiFi, it has been plaguing with 3G cellular data not connected, no activated problem. A daily of 3~5 power cycles was needed in order to get the 3G data working again. All fixes like below from many sides was just help to fix the problem temporary. The fixes like,

1. Reset all settings, useless & only temp fix.
2. Erase all contents and settings, useless & only temp fix.
3. Reset network setting, useless & only temp fix.
4. ISP replaced a complete SIM card, useless & only temp fix.
5. ISP reset iPad celllular data line in their network system, useless & only temp fix.
6. Single iPad sim or multi-sim line, same headache.
7. Apple swapped for 1 new (refurbished?) unit, stil the same problem.

Hopefully Apple next iOS 5.2 release really solve this big problem for all the users, worldwide. Until then, my advice to all potential new iPad owner especially most of the countries still using 3G network, to be seriously take this issue into consideration before forking out your money. I am not speculating this big problem. There's already plenty of users who are suffering this issue since the new iPad Day-1 Launch 03/16 across many country, worldwide.

All bro & sis who're suffering cellular data not connected problem, please help to stand forward, do not be afraid and start pouring in your status in this sequence, Victim's name, ISP/Network, Conutry. Many thanks first!

All listed in "Victim's name, ISP/Network, Conutry" sequece :

Victims from my thread (before post deleted by Apple Support Communities host),
"Issues with new iPad 3/4G WiFi cellular data not connected, worldwide!"Link, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3857050?tstart=0
01. NewForce, Singtel 3G, Singapore
02. Kenny Go, M1 3G, Singapore?
03. 170790, T-Mobile, Austria
04. Red Tees, Verizon 3/4G, Wisconsin USA
05. guhans, Telstra, Australia
06. gene_wellborn Singtel 3G, Singapore
07. zephyrhatz, 3/4G, Western USA
08. musicsound, O2 + Vodafine 3G, Germany
09. RyanL77, ?, ?
10. RonniePf, ? 3G, Switzerland
11. sir_kw, Rogers LTE, Canada
12. CalvinBaank, 2-3g + 1-non 3g = 3 providers, Suriname Sounth America
13. daniregg, ? 3G, Italy
14. Silmarie Rodriguez, Verizon 3/4G, Wisconsin USA
15. AgentMax81, Telekom 3G, Germany
16. WalfgS, Telekom 3G, Germany
17. FunnyPaul, Telekom 3G, Germany
18. -Hotti-, Telekom 3G, Germany
19. Vitalic66, Telekom 3G, Germany
20. Alterbandit, Telekom 3G, Germany
21. tim2002, Telekom 3G, Germany
22. Koibag, T-Mobile 3G, UK
23. Mibra, T-Mobile 3G, Stuttgart Germany
24. berndfromstuttgart, T-Mobile 3G, Stuttgart Germany
25. Mastermaik22, T-Mobile 3G, Cologne Germany
26. jensw, T-Mobile 3G, Mannheim Germany
27. roland17, O2 3G, Germany
28. Parasek, Telekom 3G, Germany
29. Nebumuk, T-Mobile 3G, Stuttgart Germany
30. addyfromsingapore, Singtel 3G, Singapore
31. andyskywalker, Telekom 3G, Germany
32. tom76cgn, Telekom 3G, Deutsche Germany
33. user1111, Telekom 3G, Germany
34. Lalafrosch, T-Mobile 3G, Karlsruhe Germany
35. uslex, T-Mobile 3G, Dresden Germany
36. barereitz, AT&T 3/4G, Michigan USA
37. zavors, Singtel 3G, Singapore
38. G-S-R, Singtel 3G, Singapore
39. bra76ndy, T-Mobile, Potsdam Germany
40. Almata, 1uns1 Vodafone 3G, Bavaria Germany
41. DerBeginner, Telekom/T-mobile 3G, Germany
42. BigTKR, Telekom 3G, Germany
43. Nick Harvey1, T-Mobile 3G, UK
44. iMarcel74, 1und1 Vodafone, Germany
45. Quertreiber, Telekom 3G, Frankfurt Germany
46. nutu1968, Vodafone 3G, Romania
47. Protolan, Vodafone 3G, Hamburg Germany
48. BonneSource, T-Mobile 3G, Heidelberg Germany
49. jok4711, Telekom, Germany
50. Sharkit, O2 3G, ?
51. Kidon0, Singtel 3G, Singapore
52. MartinPL, T-Mobile 3G, Poland
53. brnbor, AT&T 3/4G, USA
54. ongmk168, Singtel 3G, Singapore
55. elliatedm, O2/Proximus 3G, Czech republic/Belgium
56. iSumi, T-Mobile 3G, Germany
57. Angry_Lyrad, Orang/T-Mobile 3G, UK
58. Lesorub, Megafon 3G, Russia

Victims from this thread, "My iPad 3 says 3G but data stops working"
Link, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3836552?start=0&tstart=0
01. Antonylewis, Singtel 3G, Singapore
02. FazerWizm, ?, ?
03. Burkow, Plus GSM, Europe, Poland
04. Lewpirate, ?, ?
05. Torqen, ? 3G, Norway
06. lando55, T-Mobile/Telekom 3G, Germany
07. GranvilleDB, ? 3G, ?
08. Cafesitter, T-Mobile, Slovakia
09. Bertieuk, giffgaff 3G, UK
10. pgreen27, Orange 3G, UK

Victims from this thread, "Cellular reconnectivity issues with 3rd Gen iPad 3G/4G/LTE"
Link, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3819763?start=0&tstart=0
01. Calistograph, AT&T 4G, Alexandria, Virginia USA
02. hadtomakeupaname, AT&T 3/4G, Houston, USA
03. scholarwilliams, AT&T 3/4G, USA
04. metallica fan, Verizon 3/4G, USA
05. Dr Phill Fo Sho, AT&T 3/4G, USA
06. AndrewB7, AT&T 3/4G, USA
07. Thomas Maletz, ? 3G, Germany
08. ammkost, Verizon 4G LTE, USA

Victims from this thread, "The new iPad constantly losing cellular data connnection"
Link, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3816436?start=0&tstart=0
01. scholarwilliams, AT&T 3/4G, Michigan USA
02. MLadd, ?, ?
03. Edward Sopanan, ? 3g, Surabaya Indonesia
04. BigDaddyQB, Verizon? 3/4G, USA
05. DColvett, AT&T 3/4G, USA
06. sebless, AT&T 3/4G, USA
07. Meli0823, AT&T 3/4G, St Louis MO USA
08. Lewpirate, Rogers, Canada
09. Lewpirate mom, Verizon 3/4G, USA
10. engelray, Eplus, Germany
11, slaguru, O2/Vodafone/3, UK
12. CyrilleM, ?, Belgium
13. Miles Cortez, ?, USA
14. manoskap, Vodafone 3G, Greece
15. jdenmead, ?, ?
16. fsousa, TMN 3G, Portugal
17. jodyfanning, DNA 3G, Finland
18. tomton, TIM 3G, Italy
19. chiefmastafunk,)2 3G, Germany
20. davidm_uk, O2/GiffGaff 3G, UK
21. rjpv, Singtel 3G, Singapore

Victims from this thread,
Link, Anyone having a problem with iPad 3 and Singtel - www.hardwarezone.com.sg
01. Deavenger, Singtel 3G, Singapore
02. MoneyWise, Singtel 3G, Singapore
03. Lucky123, Singtel 3G, Singapore
04. dreamer_toons, Singtel 3G, Singapore
05. gardiboy, Singtel 3G, Singapore
06. numez123, Singtel 3G, Singapore
07. weehwa, Singtel 3G, Singapore
08. chins, M1 3G, Singapore
09. raliart_ray, Singtel 3G, Singapore
10. keltong, Singtel 3G, Singapore
11. Nights, M1 3G, Singapore
12. NightRaven, M1 3G, Singapore
13. porcu, M1 3G, Singapore
14. maumu, Singtel 3G, Singapore
15. uzzikie, Singtel 3G, Singapore
16. CrossXing, Singtel 3G, Singapore
17. tankee531, , Singtel 3G, Singapore
18. citrix, Singtel 3G, Singapore
19. badsector, M1 3G, Singapore
20. Lorraine08, Starhub 3G, Singapore
21. lxlxlxl, Singtel 3G, Singapore
22. artstar@gmail.com, Singtel 3G, Singapore
23. killashot, Singtel 3G, Singapore
24. binbon, Singtel 3G?, Singapore
25. yddang, Singtel 3G, Singapore
26. tm.chen, Singtel 3G?, Singapore
27. starch1990, M1 3G, Singapore
28. khoooktd, Singtel 3G, Singapore
29. PetPet, Singtel 3G, Singapore
30. KMJ3943, Singtel 3G, Singapore
31. parchiao, Singtel 3G, Singapore
32. alphakid, Singtel 3G, Singapore
33. Windowlover, Singtel 3G, Singapore
34. yif3ng, Singtel 3G, Singapore
35. fozzie3ear, Singtel 3G, Singapore
36. cisconet, Singtel 3G, Singapore
37. roylim85, Singtel 3G, Singapore
38. franguy, Singtel 3G, Singapore
39. Mercury, Singtel 3G, Singapore
40. VickyToh, Singtel 3G, Singapore
41. jorenz, Singtel 3G, Singapore
42. SNAG, Singtel 3G, Singapore
43. henryjjl, M1 3G, Singapore
44. alvino, Singtel 3G, Singapore
45. psx_999, Singtel 3G, Singapore
46. JasminBalloons, Singtel 3G, Singapore
47. *aiBOY friend, Singtel 3G, Singapore
48. orion_lc, Singtel 3G, Singapore
49. m00nman26, Singtel 3G, Singapore
50. kunlky, Singtel 3G, Singapore
51. chips, Singtel 3G, Singapore
52. smsmeok, Singtel 3G, Singapore
53. Conan1986, M1 3G, Singapore
54. davidktw, M1 3G, Singapore
55. Noobtopro, M1 3G, Singapore
56. henryjjl, M1 3G, Singapore
57. Jack_Chen, Singtel 3G, Singapore
58. korry, Singtel 3G, Singapore
59. normantantj, Singtel 3G, Singapore
60. falseflush,, Singtel 3G, Singapore

Victims from this German MacUser.de forum thread, "Problems with 3G connection when "new iPad"
Link, Probleme mit 3g Verbindung beim "new iPad"
(Over 100 pages, too many victims to be listed here)

Total = 157, excluding MacUser.de victims, updated on 04/06/2012 10:56am Singapore Time.
New iPad victims across "4 CONTINENTS" with 3/4G cellular data not connected problem.

I like thank you all for your strong supports. I am strongly believed if we keep this thread rolling like a snow ball, eventually it will catched Apple Higher Managemment eyeballs. Btw, putting this thread up, I have no mean of anyone in Apple of this problem regards to get his or her head roll.

Remember we are people who like to use iPad. We just wanted Apple to fix our problem, nothing else.
 
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You may want to take your iPad to an apple store and have it exchanged.


I have noticed a slightly weaker signal reception, (1-2 bars instead of 2-3 bars while indoors. Outside i always get full signal) yet I have not had any cellular failures like you describe.
 
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Quite a strong powerful posting, message wise, for your very 1st post. ;-)
I've had no issues at all when using 3G so far, though I believe 3 or 4 other forum members have mentioned problems when using their 3G connection.

Not sure how many of the other 3.5 million new iPad3 owners have experienced similiar issues. ;-) Though not all will have or be using 3/4G of course. So, based on a handful of users with this problem, and little feedback so far from the other 3 million+ I think it may be a bit premature to begin calling it a 'GLOBAL' issue for everyone.. well it can't be 'ALL' as mine, and my youngest sons new iPad3 would have the same problem.
So that's 2 I know of that are working okay...lol.. unless it's something lurking inside waiting to happen, certainly hope not, though as more and more users get round to using their 3G we may get more. It's certainly early days yet to form anything definitive. Lets hope it's just a few thats affected. It may also be the network provider itself that may be causing the odd problem.. so that also needs to be diagnostically eliminated.

As the previous poster stated, simply return it and get it replaced.. but I think I would be trying another 3G Network provider first.
 
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Shouldn't this post be sent to the apple complaint web site where you can actually receive a reply? I see minimal post from Apple in this forum. On the other hand thanks for pointing out a potion tail flaw in my wonderful device I will hold it a little less tightly to my chest tonight.
It is concerning that we have so many post related to WiFi and cell reception. I hope everyone is addressing this with apple so they can get a quick update out. Till then I will monitor my signal more closely.

I used to be all thumbs now I'm all gums I love dictating my posts!
 

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Interesting...the first day I activated my 4G....in the Verizon store...I got good strong 4G...then I went across the street to the mall and could only get 3G. Then for the next day or so I could only get 3G. So I finally decided to drive the another Verizon store..and on the way there I only got 3G...went inside...spoke to them. A lady there turned my cellular off and then back on..then LTE came up. Since then, I've been getting LTE...and at LTE speeds, too (like 7-20Mbps down/up). So when I am out, the iPad is now picking up LTE..then I get home, it gets back on Wifi...when I get to work, it gets back on Wifi. In between, it is on LTE. If I turned LTE off, it would get on 3G.

I was at the gym today and saw a guy with an iPad3. His was on LTE too.

I don't know...my experience doesn't seem to be the same as your experience. Not saying you're wrong, but mine is working. So it would seem your warning doesn't apply to me or the guy I saw at the gym today.

Are you sure it's an Apple problem?

BTW, the ONLY reason I activated the 3G/4G plan on my iPad was to make sure it was really working (my plan is to keep for for a couple of months and then suspend the plan). I didn't want to just believe my iPad worked fine and then get down the road and find there was some bug. But so far it's been working great! I have no problems going back & forth between LTE and WIFI.
 
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At first, I read through your entire post and thought, what does any of that have to do with global warming? lol.
 

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PS: My original post in Apple iPad discussion forum of the same title was deleted by the host. This it happened even at "Freedom of Speech" holy soil, The States. Oh my gosh! :(

In fairness, there is an iPad 3 forum here and this --- at least I assumed -- is an iPad 3 issue. At least, only iPad 3 users get 4G, right? Or, are you claiming this happens it iPad 2 users as well, and this is an iOS 5.1 problem? So it should be happening on all iPads running iOS 5.1? Either way....I'm not seeing this...but I will be looking harder.
 
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At first, I read through your entire post and thought, what does any of that have to do with global warming? lol.

ROFL me too, at first I thought they would try and say something about the iPad heating up causing global warming.

Both of you really amused me :) But, it's not funny! Lol
Haha.. I'm just kidding ;)
 

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Since purchasing my new iPad, I have also noticed a significant increase in Global Warming... ...however, 3G seems to be working OK!
 

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The post has nothing to do with global warning so the thread name has been changed. Issues like this can be directed to Apple and if a problem the user can have the iPad replaced. There are issues with so call 4g world wide but at the end of the day it is complicated by different standards used. For example the new iPad does not support 4g in Australia however it is 40% faster on the 3G network than any previous iPad. To majority of users this is a plus. When we have more information regarding any resolvement of the issues we will inform you. Hope this helps.
 
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@col.bris: Whatever name it is, I've respect you and the forum decision.
 

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We welcome discussions of this kind. What complicates the issue is standards for networks in USA are different world wide. Looking at news blogs and other news it is to be honest confusing. It must be difficult for Apple to develop products that work WORLWIDE with out issues. That has been that case with the third generation know as new iPad. I welcome input on this issue as the OP seems to be suffering from issues in Singapore.
 

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There is certainly an emerging problem which many users are reporting across the world, and this includes myself in Scotland. See a slightly more reasoned discussion on it here - http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-3-fo...ting-3g-networks-ipad-3-after-using-wifi.html

Also, my experience of the issue so far, along with my friend who also has the problem, is that a reboot "cures" it until the next day. So, basically I am in a process of rebooting once in the morning when I leave the house :)

Pic of this mornings issue. Note the good 3G signal... (this was a few minutes after turning off my wifi).

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@f4780y: Yes, we're having the same issue across Singapore, now it's across worldwide.

In my good old iPad2 64GB 3G+WiFi days, I did not suffer this problem. I left both WiFi and 3G connection on 24/7 during my time with iPad2 for more than 5 months. Both networks connection are able to auto switching seamlessly at any go out, go work, go home, go underpass, go subway ocassion without a single hiccup. Not so with the "new iPad" as it requiring a DAILY 3~5 time reboot when 3G data could not be activated before my ISP resetting my iPad data line in their network. Now it happened once daily or in the next day.
 

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