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  • Connection Issues Cropping up for Verizon 3G iPad 2 Users


    Reports are surfacing that some iPad 2 owners using Verizon's 3G network seem to be having difficulties connecting to the network. So far the problem seems to be isolated to the 3G model iPad 2. Wi-Fi models do not appear to be affected by this problem as these models do not connect to Verizon's 3G wireless network anyway. Thankfully, this problem does not seem to be affecting any AT&T users.

    In a statement to Mobilized “We are aware that a small number of iPad 2 customers have experienced connectivity issues with the Verizon 3G network and we are investigating it,” the company said.

    Currently, there are six pages concerning this issue on Apple's discussion forums. Most users reported having similar experiences trying to solve the issue. One user stated, “I spent over an hour at Verizon talking to apple on the phone.” While another user reported, “After spending 4 hours on the phone, I took my Ipad2 to the Apple store on 5th Ave in NYC. After demonstating (sic) the problem to them, they researched for a bit and gave me a new one.” This customer later reported that the same problem occurred on the replacement unit as well.

    If you happen to be one of those unfortunate enough to be affected by this problem, a workaround is being reported on multiple forums that seems to overcome the issue. Under settings, simply make sure that your 3G connection is enabled, and restart your iPad. The 3G connection should be reenabled and you should be connected to the Verizon network as soon as you are finished booting up. It's unfortunate that users must restart their devices in order to reactivate their cellular data connection. Apple is expected to release an iOS update within the next two weeks. It's unclear what issues this update will address, but hopefully there'll be a fix in it for Verizon customers.

    Source: All Things D
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Connection Issues Cropping up for Verizon 3G iPad 2 Users started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 65 Comments
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tperry View Post
      You appear to have a hard time comprehending that AT&T does not have 3G coverage everywhere and that for those areas that don't, the performance is a joke. Like I tried to get across to you, in MY area, AT&T service is poor, therefore the reasonable alternative (to those that are not addicted to the orange kool-aid) is Verizon. You keep trying to change the parameters of your discussion points. First you imply that AT&T is better because of it's speed. When it is pointed out to you that there IS another format that is faster, you then change your tune. All that comes across is that you believe that AT&T is the end-all, be-all of cell phone communications providers. That's fine and dandy, glad your happy with them but there are enough others that can deal with reality to know that depending on location, different carriers will be better.
      I am through with this discussion with you, as one would have better luck telling a 3 year old to not touch the dog poop and getting them to comprehend it.
      You're just a hater and you talk a lot of smack for a Verizon fanboy.
      AT&T is just better in my opinion and most of the time I get full bars everywhere I go, so jackpot for me.
      Sarcasm doesn't get you anywhere, makes you sound immature and your comparison is a joke.


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    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      I've had Verizon before and believe me, the network just sucked. So enough was enough, I switched to AT&T and I had no problems whatsoever.


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      I understand that. AT&Ts network has been proven to be better overall in terms of speed, but not in all areas. There are some areas where Verizon is faster where AT&Ts signal strength may be weaker. And Verizon does cover alot more with their 3G across the US. So for those who don't have the luxury of choice....Verizon may be the only option for them.

      Were not comparing networks in this thread because this is not a network problem. It's an Apple software problem. That's why Apple is the only one issuing a fix and not Verizon. Verizon phones, original Verizon iPad1s, Verizon laptop broadband users are not having problems connecting to the 3G network. The iPad2 is the only one having problems. That alone rules out the possibility that Verizon is at fault. And this is coming from an AT&T customer.

      The chipset inside the Verizon iPad2 is NOT MANUFACTURED BY VERIZON. And neither is any other component of the iPad2. It is a different type of chipset designed for a different type of network. So how can you say it is Verizon's fault when they have no parts in the iPad2 and no other Verizon devices are exhibiting the same problem?

      Again you keep saying that Verizon sucks and you're entitled to your opinion. But the fact remains that this has nothing to do with Verizon. If it were the AT&T version of the iPad2 that was having this problem I'm willing to bet that you would be real quick to drop the blame on Apple rather than AT&T. So what makes this any different?!?
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      I understand that. AT&Ts network has been proven to be better overall in terms of speed, but not in all areas. There are some areas where Verizon is faster where AT&Ts signal strength may be weaker. And Verizon does cover alot more with their 3G across the US. So for those who don't have the luxury of choice....Verizon may be the only option for them.

      Were not comparing networks in this thread because this is not a network problem. It's an Apple software problem. That's why Apple is the only one issuing a fix and not Verizon. Verizon phones, original Verizon iPad1s, Verizon laptop broadband users are not having problems connecting to the 3G network. The iPad2 is the only one having problems. That alone rules out the possibility that Verizon is at fault. And this is coming from an AT&T customer.

      The chipset inside the Verizon iPad2 is NOT MANUFACTURED BY VERIZON. And neither is any other component of the iPad2. It is a different type of chipset designed for a different type of network. So how can you say it is Verizon's fault when they have no parts in the iPad2 and no other Verizon devices are exhibiting the same problem?

      Again you keep saying that Verizon sucks and you're entitled to your opinion. But the fact remains that this has nothing to do with Verizon. If it were the AT&T version of the iPad2 that was having this problem I'm willing to bet that you would be real quick to drop the blame on Apple rather than AT&T. So what makes this any different?!?

      Verizon has something to do with this post, in fact it's even in the title of this post. My point exact.
      Sure Verizon covers more areas but AT&T is faster.

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    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Sure Verizon covers more areas but AT&T is faster.
      Yes I know that. In fact I just mentioned it in the very post that you quoted.

      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Verizon has something to do with this post, in fact it's even in the title of this post. My point exact.
      Yes I know. I can read very well. Thank you for pointing that out. But as I said....the problem here is not Verizon. It's is the iPad2 version MADE FOR Verizon. Not BY Verizon.
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Yes I know that. In fact I just mentioned it in the very post that you quoted.



      Yes I know. I can read very well. Thank you for pointing that out. But as I said....the problem here is not Verizon. It's is the iPad2 version MADE FOR Verizon. Not BY Verizon.
      He won't understand the difference. He apparently either has a reading comprehension problem or is a certified troll.