Does the iPad support EDGE when 3G is unavailable?

Yes, the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G will switch seamlessly between available data networks including EDGE and Wi-Fi. The receivers inside the iPad support the following frequencies:

UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

The iPad supports 3G speeds up to 7.2 Mbps (HSDPA 7.2) on cellular networks and will automatically switch to Wi-Fi if it becomes available.

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Do I really have to answer this? Really? Just read the friggin specs fanboys!!!! It tells you everything you need to know

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz


Plus I am a technician for at&t and I called apple support 4 different times and spoke to 4 different support techs and they all, without hestiation, stated that it would work

Ok tech guys, let me just tell you that it still doesn't work. I tried to use it in a non 3G area today and it didn't switch to edge, but my iPhone 4 had no problem ... I wanted to use the larger screen of my iPad .... But too bad!

So stop all of the talk about what it is supposed to do and actually deliver on the specs... How about that expectation?..

If it's so obvious why do you spend the time speaking to 4 techs?

3G service outage in Florida today. iPad 3G does not switch over to Edge. I thought you said this would work???

I agree. Apple SAYS that it supports all the formats BUT if you go into a non-3G area it simply won't work. I am constantly gettin g a message that it cant find a network when my Blackberry, on the same service provider, doesnt have a problem and finds a strong EDGE sonnection.