Same here. I have a Ipad 2 and just got the 3. Have a Telstra sim in each. Next to each other on the bench the Ipad 2 gets 1 to 2 extra bars on the Telstra signal. Also where my Ipad 2 connected to Telstra 3G everywhere in the house, the ipad 3 has major difficulties, sometimes not connecting at all and most of the time shows only 1 bar.
I will check it out on the train Monday and see if I can work all the way in to the city gettting 3G the whole way as I can on the Ipad 2. I am very doubtful based on what I see today that the reception will be any good and have strong feelings I will have to reside myself to using the Ipad 2 if I want to work using 3G
I commute to Melbourne CBD Monday to Friday every week to go to work by train via the Frankston line and I can tell you that the 3g signal quality of the new ipad is really crap!
I mostly get 1 bar of signal compared to 5!bars on my iPhone 4s and my VPN either does not connect or drops out instantly.
I bought the new iPad because I am an IT administrator and occasionally I provide support as I am travelling into the city ie kill a frozen Citrix session, reboot a server, clear print queue etc. I was doing this fine with my HP Mini netbook but it was getting heavy to carry in my backpack and the battery was not lasting.
With my iphone I can VPN and rdp but the screen is to small to do any useful work.
I hope apple take this seriously and fix it with the next firmware update.
How do I report a bug/problem to Apple? The feedback line?
Same issue new ipad 3 Telstra Pre paid sim side by side with 4s the 4s works quicker on both wifi and 3G I also use a remote camera application which works on both 3G and wifi perfectly on the iPhone 4S
The exact same configuration will only work on wifi for the iPad when I compare settings to the iPhone they are identical
I have frequent low signal using iPad on 3G