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Some Verizon iPad 2 owners are reporting some 3G connection blues

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Some Verizon iPad 2 owners are reporting some 3G connection blues
Just when things were beginning to look like everything was going well for the iPad 2, especially after obtaining top honors on Consumer Reports’ rankings, there seem to be some nagging issues affecting Verizon iPad 2 owners.

Specifically, the issue relates to the 3G enabled version of Verizon’s iPad 2 unable to connect to Big Red’s 3G network. Although it doesn’t necessarily have any ties with any death grip issues, the problem is only resolved by performing the taxing process of resetting the tablet completely with the help of iTunes. Moreover, it’s unable to connect properly by resetting the network settings – so the only resolution is going through with that hard reset.

From the sound of it all on Apple’s discussion forums, one user started a thread regarding the problem on their iPad 2, and from there, it’s obvious from other owners that this isn’t an isolated issue. Increasing now to 6 whole pages of people conversing and attempting to troubleshoot the issue, it’s still yet to be conclusive whether or not this is indeed a widespread problem affecting many tablets.

source: Apple Support Forums via BGR & Business Insider

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posted on 08 Apr 2011, 16:00 2

1. cybervlad81 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)

I wonder if they upgraded to 4.3.1, The upgrade notes reference carrier connectivity issues as a fix.

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 16:12 4

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

"There's nothing wrong with your iPad. Hold it correctly."

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 18:44 3

4. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)

ha ha

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 18:26 2

3. andro (unregistered)

Poor idrones their precious expenive apple product is faulty,first the ipad 2 had screen pixel leaking issues then wifi connection issues and now 3g connection issues! Has the ipad 2 the facetime camera hich spys on you through photos like the iphone 4......we might never know. You'd swear they didn't know that apple releases expensive products with substantial faults and totally doesn't care about it, I have no pity those fanboys mindlessly handed their wallets over drooling at the mouth

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 18:45 4

5. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)

but the ipad2 is thinner!!!

so i must have it.....

not really sure why else i would. ...but thats probably because i dont know much about technology in the first place, which is i why i have an ipad.

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 20:39 2

7. tabletNetbook (unregistered)

I got a good chuckle out of your comment. . .


posted on 08 Apr 2011, 22:32 1

8. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

ha, Exactly!

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 18:57 1

6. cybervlad81 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)

I got one from my job. Had the first one before.. I have not had any connection issues, but I am rarely on the Verizon network.... That said... I really just can't get the hype of tablets period, with work I have smart phones and multiple tablets.. Other than to quickly look something up online or to waist time I don't see much use with them. And I can do either of those on my phone which is a lot more readily handled... Tablets in my opinion are still just a toy product, which I would much rather put my toy spending money in slot more unique things. As more useful apps are developed, that opinion may change. I work for a company that is developing a remote rep service to be able to control and suport your pc through the iPad, I won't name drop so this isn't marked as spam, but more stuff like that and I may think it is more worth wild.

posted on 09 Apr 2011, 01:04 1

11. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Of course it sucks because of CDMA....!!!!!!

posted on 09 Apr 2011, 10:00 3

13. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

bahahahahaha. the technological capacity of CDMA and how it works is better than GSM by far. And don't try to boast about GSM's "4g" aka HSPA+. Doesn't it make you wonder, if GSM carriers knew all they needed to do was "tweak" and "re-tune" their GSM towers for faster speeds, shouldn't these networks have had "4g" sooner.

posted on 09 Apr 2011, 12:20

16. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Yeahhhh right that's why is way much popular globaly jejeje, even your slow-rizon turning GSM with the LTE to be up par with AT&T cuz they were blow out in speed, name one GSM carrier that switch to CDMA.......of course you won't find one but i can name you more than 20 that did the opposite you fagget fanboy...!!!!

posted on 10 Apr 2011, 08:54

18. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

ok, LTE and GSM both use sim cards, but are not the same technology. If you could name me 20 "gsm" switching CDMA network, i will personally hand over all my paychecks to you for the rest of my life...keep in mind, CDMA to GSM, not CDMA to LTE. verizon and sprint are both still CDMA....but use LTE as 4g...."slow-rizon" its hilarious considering 3g coverage maps. one carrier can out-power any other depending on customer base in an area and local usage, as well as vzw has some better 3g coverage in one area and att has better in another. you can me a fanboy and resort to name calling, im just stating facts and you're just making stuff up

posted on 10 Apr 2011, 08:56

19. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

I know if i dont post a correction to this ill get blowback, vzw - lte, sprint - wimax

posted on 10 Apr 2011, 23:51

20. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Dude it looks like you don't know how to read, I mention some GSM carriers that had CDMA EV-DO up and running with full coverage and they switch to GSM for a reason, none GSM drop for CDMA do your research. LTE is the 4G evolution of GSM and that show how ignorant you the fanboys are in this subject, some of you saying CDMA and W-CDMA are the same; LTE is not GSM....??? come on home boy that's ridiculous.....!!!

posted on 09 Apr 2011, 11:03

14. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

CDMA sucks? Then why does it work better than GSM? CDMA works alot better! GSM can use voice & data simultaneously and is a little faster, on 3G only...and when/if it works. I've used both CDMA and GSM devices and CDMA has always worked better. The only reason GSM is so popular is because it's the standard the EU chose.

posted on 09 Apr 2011, 05:38 1

12. IOS5 (unregistered)

@Andro what about xoom?! Laggy keyboard the photo shoot by 5 m pixel camera looks like shit some apps not even work even though the galaxy tab better than xoom.

posted on 09 Apr 2011, 11:49 1

15. agentoj (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)

Ios5. The xoom is buggy, yes. Operating system are buggy when they first come out, go figure.

Please do not hint at saying the xoom's camera is worse than the iPad 2 camera, because the iPad 2 camera is the one that looks like certified dog shit.

posted on 09 Apr 2011, 19:03

17. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

And everyone complains bout AT&T version.

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