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briman27
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Stratford, NJ

Best carrier to buy iPad with Retina Display from?

I am planning on buying the newest iPad with Retina Display. For those of you that have them or at least know about them, what are your experiences with the various carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint)? I'm not really sure who I should buy it from. Thank you.
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robbin
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I've had great experience with AT&T. I've had service since I bought my original iPad so I'm grandfathered with unlimited though. LTE was a major improvement.



Mike
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Whatever is best in the areas you wish to travel.

For instance ATT is really good in Texas.

In Pittsburgh ATT is basically as strong as if you're not entirely sure if someone farted or not.
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briman27
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reply to briman27

Service in my area is basically the same with all carriers, which is why I can't decide who to go with.
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reply to briman27

If all carriers have similar service in your area and you don't plan on traveling much, pick whenever has the best deal for you.

If traveling domestically, avoid Sprint. If going internationally, all iPads support international 3G GSM, but they support different LTE bands choose carefully based on the countries you plan to visit.
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briman27
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reply to briman27

Well I looked up if any of the carriers had any deals. I already have a Verizon 2 GB data plan for my cell phone, so it looks like it would only cost an additional $10/month to add the iPad to that plan (am I right?). However, Sprint also has a pretty good deal strictly for iPads for 1 GB of data for $15/month. I don't have AT&T so I'd be paying the most for them.
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buckingham
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Since you already have a relationship with VZ, adding the iPad to your existing account may be the best play, even if you up your data plan slightly to account for the increased usage that you'll incur having the iPad active.



briman27
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reply to briman27

Is the iPad compatible with the regular data plans for smartphones? If you go on VZ's website and try and buy the iPad as a "new customer," the data plans it lists are different than the smartphone ones.
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buckingham
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I think you have to convert to the "shared" data plan to add the device. There's a monthly fee per device plus the data plan cost based on subscribed monthly capacity.



RiseAbove
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reply to briman27

said by briman27:

Well I looked up if any of the carriers had any deals. I already have a Verizon 2 GB data plan for my cell phone, so it looks like it would only cost an additional $10/month to add the iPad to that plan (am I right?). However, Sprint also has a pretty good deal strictly for iPads for 1 GB of data for $15/month. I don't have AT&T so I'd be paying the most for them.
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If you are on Verizon already go with them again since you can setup a shared data plan plus their 4G is in like 500 cities when ATT is only in 65 or so.



briman27
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How much extra does it cost to add an iPad to an existing data plan?
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Mike
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$10 with Verizon



Jackarino
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In my area, Verizon is the best because in terms of 4G
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briman27
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reply to Mike

said by Mike:

$10 with Verizon

Thank you! That seems to be the best deal since I already have a data plan with them.
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Verizon has the most LTE markets right now, so if you're going anywhere in the U.S. they're going to be faster than any other carrier.
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reply to briman27

said by briman27:

said by Mike:

$10 with Verizon

Thank you! That seems to be the best deal since I already have a data plan with them.

Seriously you had to ask?
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briman27
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reply to briman27

said by not quite right:

Seriously you had to ask?

What do you mean?