TiPb Asks: Is your iPad 2 having problems connecting to Verizon 3G?

Verizon iPad 2 owners are complaining that if they turn off 3G in settings they can't reconnect to Verizon's 3G network unless they reboot. Restoring hasn't helped and apparently swapping devices hasn't helped either. It's unclear how many Verizon iPad 2 3G users are suffering with the bug but an Apple Discussions thread has already filled with page after page of complaints.

UPDATE: Apple issues the following statement concerning the Verizon 3G connection problem:

We are aware that a small number of iPad 2 customers have experienced connectivity issues with the Verizon 3G network and we are investigating it [All Things D]

More after the break...

[Apple Support via CNET]

So here's what we know:

Bug symptoms

  • Turn off 3G cellular data
  • Try to turn 3G cellular data back on
  • It won't reconnect to Verizon network

Bug work-around

  • Turn on 3G cellular data
  • Reboot iPad
  • iPad should reconnect to Verizon

This is annoying to say the least and hopefully Apple and Verizon will address the issue in the rumored iOS 4.3.2 update. In the meantime let us know if you have experience this bug and if so, whether the workaround worked or if you've come up with any other workarounds!