iPad 3 May Well Have LTE – Check Out Which US Carrier Has Best Coverage in Your Area

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ATT LTE Coverage

It looks like the next-gen iPad Apple announces today, the iPad 3 or iPad HD or whatever they name it, may well have support for LTE data networks. If so, this will offer a huge speed boost, and depending on the pricing for data plans this would become a very attractive option for those who want always-on connectivity for their iPad.

Latest reports and rumors say the new iPad will get LTE support and that there will be models for both AT&T and Verizon here in the US. If you’re trying to weigh up which carrier would be better to go with if LTE is confirmed, I’d suggest taking a look at this good article by Steven Sande at TUAW. The piece looks at a number of ways to compare the two carrier’s LTE networks, from local and national coverage to network speeds.

My main concern in this area is local coverage here in Austin. I looked at the coverage maps for AT&T and Verizon and AT&T looks very solid –as you can see in the screencap above. I found their maps much easier to work with than Verizon’s too. I’ve been with AT&T on both iPhone and iPad for years, so I’ll very likely be sticking with them for whichever data plans are available for the iPad 3 / HD.

Here are the AT&T and Verizon coverage map pages.

If LTE is confirmed, will you be looking to get an LTE model?

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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