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Did you pick up a new iPad for Verizon today, only to later think that maybe you should've gotten the AT&T model instead? You may want to hold off on returning the Verizon model, as it's been discovered that the Big Red iPad can also access AT&T coverage. MacRumors forum user jsnuff1 discovered that by popping an AT&T micro-SIM into a Verizon iPad and entering the proper APN carrier settings, the device can run on AT&T's 3G and HSPA+ 4G network since it includes AT&T-friendly HSPA bands. However, AT&T and Verizon's LTE networks are on different frequency bands, so you won't be able to hop onto AT&T's LTE network with the new Verizon iPad. 

AT&T isn't the only GSM carrier whose network you can gain access to with a Verizon iPad, though. Sascha Segan over at PCMag slipped a T-Mobile micro-SIM into his new Verizon iPad and, after punching in T-Mo's APN, he was able to get online using T-Mobile's network. However, since T-Mobile's 3G is located on the 1700MHz AWS band, that means you'll be stuck on EDGE with the Verizon iPad, like all of those unlocked iPhone owners already on T-Mobile. Sounds like another reason for T-Mo folk to look forward to Magenta's spectrum refarming.

The ability to access AT&T and T-Mobile coverage with a new Verizon iPad may not be something that everyone is going to use, but it is something for owners of the device to keep in mind. Plus, with the Verizon model's ability to act as a mobile hotspot at launch (AT&T is still working on the feature), it's a capability that may convince some folks to opt for Verizon's version of the iPad. So folks, now that the new iPad is finally here, we have to ask: Who bought one?

Via MacRumors, PCMag


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Kunal Paul
Kunal Paul AT&T
Luis Solis
Luis Solis @ PhoneDog.com should I get the iPad 3 aka the NEW ipad?
Dennis Heggenstaller
Dennis Heggenstaller Samsung 7.7 ftw! and btw it runs on 4G not crappy 3g...
Jody Warrick
Jody Warrick Shafii .. They are both great.. It really comes down to what platform do you prefer.. They both have wifi only and some with 3G.
Jody Warrick
Jody Warrick Wow... Are there any ADULTS on the Internet? They ask a simple question ... And you people start bashing each other over their choice of product and calling people names .... Really? Can all the 10 year olds please get off the Internet and let us adults talk? Thank you
Paul Alexandru
Paul Alexandru Stephen Wagner you are a FAGGOT
Shafii Sigera
Shafii Sigera hi every one i need help,, am thinking of buying a tablet,,, either galaxy tab 8.9 or apple ipad,, da problem is we dnt have many wifi hotspot here in Tanzania like in europe or america,,please help me choose the best one for africa,,,
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??? Vert nice to noe! however, no one will go to att since their customer support sucks......
Lewis Hachmeister
Lewis Hachmeister Well Att doesn't allow free LTE tethering so Ima say Verizon on this one.
Michael Buchko Jr.
Michael Buchko Jr. Why wouldn't you just got the one on AT&T then??
Nick Saladin
Nick Saladin Ray, tmobile 3G doesn't work only edge
Max Chesley
Max Chesley Verizon version hands down
Ray Dull
Ray Dull I'm gonna throw out a little spoiler here, it works on tmobile too, just like the iPad 2 did.
Marrion Bell
Marrion Bell @june windows sucks
Marrion Bell
Marrion Bell @angie no their not at&trash is horrible
Marrion Bell
Marrion Bell @ethan at&trash sucks monkey balls
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz @Zach U still did. U did it first.
Tim Miyashiro
Tim Miyashiro I didn't buy one because I don't have wooly fur and I don't make baa-Ing noises. I'll stick to my laptop, even a netbook is more useful
Sunny Rattan
Sunny Rattan Debating between this (replacing my iPad 1) or replacing my 4 year old laptop with a new one.
Angie Camacho
Angie Camacho They are the same
Matt SnowPaw Dalton
Matt SnowPaw Dalton IOS is horrible. So is Android. So is WindowsPhone. So is Symbian. Long live WebOS!
Zach Cline
Zach Cline I'm not the one trolling seeing as how it IS an iOS related post. Fandroids need to stop trolling all over the place bashing anything that isn't android .
Robert Centennial
Robert Centennial It's ok not worth a upgrade from the 2
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Yaaaaawn. They all look the same. boring has usual.
Jason Allen Lucas
Jason Allen Lucas @zach you know its funny you mention that, it seems every thread here related to apple tech you jump on it like maggets on shit! Dude get off it, apple makes great products but like "every" company they have their own set of issues that some users prefer to utilize with other companies ergo android. Stop trolling if you have something to say that brings apple into a good light with consumers so be it, but stop hating on people that enjoy other devices just because you wanna be an apple fanboy.
Don Crispens
Don Crispens The one that has the best coverage in my area fits my bill.
Stephen Wagner
Stephen Wagner Lol no fuck you
Zach Cline
Zach Cline You can always pick the fandroids out. Go troll somewhere else.
Duy Bui
Duy Bui I got verizon wooohoo
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz que?
Loc Phuoc Nguyen
Loc Phuoc Nguyen duh, Apple already said it ready for world wide 3G
Ethan Shrago
Ethan Shrago ATT. Bigger bang for your buck
Keenan Ochoa
Keenan Ochoa thats dumb....why would you do that. It's like putting a 4cylinder in a corvette!!! VZW
Stephen Wagner
Stephen Wagner Anything that runs on any network that isn't an iCrap
Dylan Poe
Dylan Poe Verizon.




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