iPad2: Wifi or 3G or Mifi?
I am about to buy an iPad2 (if there are any left) and don't know what strategy I should take:
- 1. Wifi only
- 2. Wifi plus a Mifi subscription from ATT or VZ
- 3. Wifi + 3G model
Don't know if I should do ATT or VZ in Philly with Mifi?
Don't know which 3G iPad VZ or ATT?
Don't know how much data I might be using and which package to buy?
The new hotspot plan from my iPhone sounds interesting which I can then use with my iPad but I'm not sure how this new service would work.
I will likely be a moderate user of the 3G service each month and will definitely not be my primary device. The idea of Mifi is interesting since I can use it with my netbook or laptop when I travel.
Thanks for all your input.
- 03-08-2011, 11:08 AM #2
What kind of phone do you use? If you have an iPhone or Android phone you can tether for free or a small one time fee and make your device a wifi hotspot. My iPhone is my wifi hotspot for free by jailbreak.
Personally, I would never pay those prices for MiFi or to the carrier for mobile hotspot. But if you don't mind paying, I would say do the mobile hotspot over mifi. No sense in paying a lot more money and sign a contract when you have a device that does what you would need the Mifi for. Just my thoughts.
Last edited by scorpiodsu; 03-08-2011 at 11:10 AM.
I use an iPhone 4. I assume you are talking about jailbreaking my phone? I would be happy to pay a small one time fee. And I am not opposed to jailbreaking but have never done it before.
With 4.3 coming how far is jailbreaking going to be for that? Does it matter to me?
I would like to hear more about the "free" option of using my iPhone as a mobile hotspot. Which jailbreak solution should I use?
I tried jailbreaking 2 years ago and found it be a pain.
- 03-08-2011, 11:26 AM #4
- 03-08-2011, 11:41 AM #5
If you want to jailbreak, I wouldn't upgrade to 4.3 until there is a jailbreak available. Besides mobile hotspot there isn't a big reason to update to 4.3 especially if you are looking to jailbreak and tether at a low cost.
Do a google search for greenpoison jailbreak, or look in the jailbreak section of the forum to get all the info you need.