6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 27, 2012 3:13 PM by Templeton Peck
VoilaMagic Level 1 (0 points)

I purchased an iPad 2 in December and signed up for Verizon 4G LTE. I live in Miami and the iPad has yet to connect to a 4G network. Is there a setting that I'm missing ? I made sure that I purchased the best of the best in packages and maxed out the iPad. Does anyone have insight to this? Friends on Verizon use their 4G phones and tablets, sitting next to me, connected to 4G and my iPad 2 (Jan 2012) won't connect to the 4G network.

 

Thanks for any responses !

 

Voila

 

Title: iPad 2 on Verizon in 4G zone not connecting to 4G network


iPad, iOS 4.3.3, MC496LL
  • earrachanam Level 1 (55 points)

    As far as I am aware, the iPad is still only a 3G device, and therefore cannot run on 4G networks yet.

  • VoilaMagic Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. The whole reason I purchased with Verizon was for the advertised 4G LTE connectivity. Oh well.

     

    Appreciated.

  • pjl123 Level 5 (6,160 points)

    So all is not lost.  The pad cannot connect directly to the 4 g network, but you can get a 4 g mifi device and connect that way.  You would not be using the built in radio, but rather an external.   I have no clue what they cost, nor what the data plan costs, but it is an option.

  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (61,417 points)

    VoilaMagic wrote:

     

    Thank you. The whole reason I purchased with Verizon was for the advertised 4G LTE connectivity. Oh well.

     

    Appreciated.

     

    Verizon has never advertised the iPad as having 4G LTE connectivity.

  • VoilaMagic Level 1 (0 points)

    They did on TV, at the time. "On the fastest 4G LTE network available..." That's why I went into the store and bought it, placed it on a network I've never used (Verizon). It's ok, now, I find that it is sufficient on the wifi network and is "ok" around Miami but an upgrade is necessary. I'll really discuss what is really in the iPad and iPhone, this Autumn, with the apple people, for the next purchases.

  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (61,417 points)

    VoilaMagic wrote:

     

    They did on TV, at the time. "On the fastest 4G LTE network available..."

     

    You're way off base here. 

     

    1.  Where does it say, in that sentnce that the iPad 2 has LTE capability?   It doesn't. 

     

    2.  You're responding to a thread that's almost 9 months old.

     

    3..  The original question in this thread was dated in January 2012...at which time therewas no 4G LTE iPads..only the 3G iPad 2.

     

    3.  Given the facts of number 2, what I stated was correct.