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iPad 2 WiFi + 3G Verizon Cellular Data Issue

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nixxon2000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 15, 2011 11:28 AM
When I try to connect to the cellular data it just says iPad or Searching in the top of the screen. It did work last night. If I do a hard reset I can get it to work. Switching Airplane mode on and off to reset the modem does NOT work. Anyone have any ideas?

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iPad 2, iOS 4, WiFi + 3G
  • dfalek Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2011 5:54 AM (in response to nixxon2000)
    I"m getting the same problem!
    ipad 2, iOS 4
  • ClayG Level 4 Level 4 (1,415 points)
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    Mar 16, 2011 7:42 AM (in response to nixxon2000)
    Have you tried doing a Reset Network Settings? Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings. Give it a shot. It may fix your issue permanently.
    MacBook Pro late 2008, 2.4 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone 4, iPad Wifi, Time Capsule
  • ClayG Level 4 Level 4 (1,415 points)
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    Mar 16, 2011 8:05 AM (in response to nixxon2000)
    I don't have the 3G model, so I can't test it out myself, but this sounds bad. If it still did after a replacement of the device, than that points either to a bug in the OS, or to a problem with Verizon.
    MacBook Pro late 2008, 2.4 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone 4, iPad Wifi, Time Capsule
  • dtsguy Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2011 3:37 PM (in response to nixxon2000)
    Same problem here, was not sure if I should exhange (until I read this thread).

    Easy way to duplicate: turn off cellular, then reboot normally. 3G will not come back regardless if switched on or off. Only way to turn back on is to 1) switch cellular back to 'on' and 2) reboot. All time consuming...

    Tried restoring, didn't help......
    Macbook Air 13.3
  • Scruffygrub Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2011 4:50 PM (in response to dtsguy)
    Happening on Telstra NextG in Australia also.

    Turn off Wifi then turn on Cellular. Turn on Wifi - turn off Wifi - Cellular should then work.

    See http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1658112

    Scruff
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPad Wifi & 3G
  • ethynol Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2011 5:39 PM (in response to nixxon2000)
    This is my first post on ANY forum, but I've been reading about this problem since Friday when these iPad2's came out and I finally found the solution after 2 calls to Verizon and hours on the phone. I finally found a rep that knew what he was doing and it was fixed in a matter of minutes... here's the deal:

    Go to: SETTINGS>GENERAL>ABOUT and then touch the CARRIER line which probably says Verizon 10.0. When you touch it, it should display a PRL number, like 5XXXX. When I did this, my number was 0. That was the problem.

    The Tech had me back up the iPad then go to GENERAL>RESET>ERASE ALL CONTENT AND SETTINGS. It will ask you a couple times if you're sure and just hit ERASE both times.

    **WARNING - THIS WILL DELETE EVERYTHING SO BE SURE YOU HAVE IT BACKED UP**

    The iPad will then reboot itself and go back to the screen where it tells you to connect it to iTunes. Connect it, in iTunes click restore from previous backup, choose the latest one, let it restore then Sync. While it's restoring/syncing, you will see the VERIZON pop up in the top left corner and you will be in business!

    If you want to verify, go back to settings>general>about and touch the carrier to see the PRL number has changed.

    Hope this helps save someone same time.

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    iPad2, iOS 4
  • dtsguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2011 6:03 PM (in response to nixxon2000)
    Ok I just want to clarify to make sure these aren't two seperate issues

    On my issue, when 3G is turned off followed by unit, it doesn't come back regardless of toggle but CAN comeback if you leave it in the on switch, then reboot

    Yours sounds like it's not coming back AT ALL.

    Two seperate issues? Have you tried leaving Cellular in "On" followed by a reboot?
    Macbook Air 13.3
  • Meash20 Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2011 7:04 PM (in response to nixxon2000)
    Having this same problem on my verizon 3G iPad 2 ... My wife's iPad did this today, but not as often as mine... Dissatisfied !

    ***** because I want ATT to begin now I have this problem. The first time I resolved this by resetting the iPad to the original settings, loosing all apps. The second time, just minutes ago I was able to fix with a reboot. Wife's was resolved with a reboot but no one wants to have to reboot their device all the time, let alone reset and loose all my settings!
    iPad 2, iOS 4
  • austin m Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Mar 16, 2011 8:35 PM (in response to nixxon2000)
    I'm having a similar issue, except mine always says "roaming". Nothing I've tried so far gets me to Verizon. Occasionally I'll toggle airplane mode and 3G on/off and Verizon pops up but only for a moment them it switches back to roaming.
    2.8 dual quad macPro, Mac OS X (10.6), 7GB ram x1900 FCS 3 2TB RAID 0
  • ccwilli3 Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2011 1:50 PM (in response to austin m)
    Finally, someone with the same issue. Seems to work just fine, but yeah, says Roaming... Said Verizon until I activated, now says roaming even though I am on the Verizon network.
    iMac, iPad2, iOS 4
  • jonsteinberg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2011 5:02 AM (in response to ccwilli3)
    I can't get data verizon data to work without first rebooting after I turn cellular on.
    ipad 2, iOS 4
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