Apple iPad 2 on Verizon Has Data Roaming Bug Problem
It appears that Apple iPad 2 customers with Verizon are experiencing a not too hunky-dory experience with their new iOS tablet as apparently the device has a rather annoying data roaming bug problem.
According to an article over on Slash Gear and by way of TUAW, and Gigaom, this data-roaming bug with the Verizon Apple iPad 2 happens once the customer sets up their account and the iOS tablet locks into Data Roaming Mode.
Here’s what Charles Jade of Gigaom notes…” the problem may be related to the Preferred Roaming List, which is an internal database common to CDMA devices that determines how the device connects to a network. Some Verizon iPad 2s just aren’t recognizing Verizon cell towers, so they display the “Roaming” indicator. Verizon doesn’t charge subscribers for U.S. data roaming, so there’s no extra cost involved, but the issue is still annoying.”
Apparently Apple and Verizon are in the process of replacing affected iPads, although the replacement iOS tablets will still probably suffer the same bug, but it is believed that iOS 4.3.2 will deliver a fix for the issue once it is released.
So have any of our Apple iPad 2 users on Verizon experienced this bug with their device?