by Brent Dirks
March 16, 2012
The Verizon version of the new iPad is looking better each and every day. Along with the ability to use your data plan as a personal hotspot, a poster in the MacRumors forum has shown that the variant will work on AT&T 3G networks with the appropriate micro SIM. The only downside is that a Verizon tablet with an AT&T micro SIM won't work with AT&T's LTE service. It would be limited to EDGE, 3G and HSPA+ (aka 4G for AT&T).
"Big question on everyone's mind buying the Verizon iPad was whether data from AT&Ts 3G network would work on this iPad, or if Verizon/Apple would block this. I was one of the first to obtain a Verizon iPad and can happily confirm that this is allowed! I used my ATT iPhone 4S sim card and took out the Verizon sim, and data worked! You must apply the AT&T APN carrier settings before this works though."Here's a quick video of a Verizon iPad working on AT&T. Click here if you can't see the video. Both the Verizon and AT&T version of the iPad support the same GSM frequencies. Apple possibly could have restricted use on a different network, but according to the video, it doesn't look like that happened. Has anyone else confirmed that this is possible? For AT&T iPhone 4S owners who ordered a Verizon iPad, like me, this is excellent news. Let us know if your iPad has arrived, or if your early morning standing in line was a success.