Apple’s support forums are currently filled with complaints from consumers concerned with the 3G of the new iPad. Apparently, many users are having trouble connecting to 3G networks, even when the iPad displaya a strong connection signal.
Most of the complaints stem from Europe, Australia, and Asia, with just a few comments from users in the United States, which makes sense if most users in North America are connecting to 4G networks instead of 3G.
Here are a few of the complaints:
Guitartabman: “When I take my iPad 3 out of my house, I have to reboot it to get a 3G connection. The 3g icon shows that it is connected but when I try and access any connection it says no internet connection. My iPad 1 seemed to work ok. I’ve also tried putting it in AirPlane mode and back again but this has no effect.”
Reestr: “I also get this problem with my iPad 3, with my iPad 2, I would get a 3G signal, albeit quite weak. Now, with my iPad 3 it shows 3G however it says no internet connection. My iPhone 4S sat right next to the iPad on the same 3G carrier works fine.
Tartan_guru: “My iPad 3 shows full bars and a 3G logo but then refuses to load anything. I have erased the unit back to factory settings and I am getting the same issue. The same sim also worked fine in my iPad 2 so I don’t believe it’s a carrier issue.”
There have been numerous reports from people all over the world, including Austria, Singapore, Germany, Russia, Norway, and the UK, among others.
According to users, the best way to fix the problem is to restart your device, or to remove and re-insert the SIM card, which forces the iPad to re-establish a connection.
Have you noticed any issues with 3G connectivity? Let us know in the comments.