Verizon iPad Owners Reporting 3G Reboot Problems

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Now that the Verizon iPad is here, the once mythical device has turned out to be just as much of a slab of aluminum and glass as every other iPad out there… and just as prone to its own small but annoying problems.

The latest? A growing nunber of Verizon iPad 2 owners are reporting issues with the CDMA 3G modem… namely, that after turning 3G off, Verizon iPad owners need to reboot their tablets to get a connection again.

If your Verizon is having this problem, rinse-and-repeat the following steps to regain 3G connectivity.

1. Turn the cellular data switch to on.
2. Power off the iPad.
3. Power up the iPad.
4. Turn on cellular data. Data switch is already on.
5. The Verizon service turns on and connects properly.

To be honest, this sounds like a software issue, and my guess is that the forthcoming iOS 4.3.2 update rumored to be coming in the next week or two will put this right. Patience in the meantime, and fall back on WiFi when you can.