You have the Wi-Fi Model. Did you/are you getting the 3G model?
Many folks bought the Wi-Fi only model when the iPad launched. Do you regret your purchase? Have you since picked up the 3G model?
Are you finding time when 3G would come in handy?
- 08-16-2010, 01:58 PM #2iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
My answer's a bit more complicated =] When the Wi-Fi came out, I really wanted to try it, but I thought I might eventually want the 3G. So I bought the Wi-Fi to review for a month and then raffle off for charity. During that month, I became convinced that 3G would be much more useful, so a few months after that we bought a 3G. I couldn't use a wi-fi after this: it's so useful for my wife to look up things while we're driving around in the car.
- 08-16-2010, 07:10 PM #3iPhone Beginner
- 51 Posts
Absolutely no regret here. For my needs and uses - the 3G model wouldn't be worthwhile. If I'm anywhere that doesn't have wifi available, I probably don't want to be on my iPad anyway lol (the lake, woods, picnics, etc) or if I would want to use it, I would download the podcasts and/or apps that will pass my time. And if it happens to be a dire need, I have my iPhone 4.
I actually can say (for once) I'm glad I didn't go with the top model of something (because I usually do and regret the excess money spent later). That's a rarity for me haha!
- 08-16-2010, 10:47 PM #4
- 08-17-2010, 07:15 AM #5
I bought the wifi model based on price. I really wish I hadn't been so cheap and just got the 3G model. It is really just a pain to carry around my Verizon mobile hotspot all the time. But I guess I already pay for it. But it would just be nice to have the 3G.
- 08-17-2010, 08:44 AM #7
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- 08-17-2010, 08:54 AM #9
Also, there are a select few places whose wifi is inaccessible to iPads. I've tried unsuccessfully on multiple iPads and successfully on multiple other types of devices - phones, laptops, etc. In these situations, 3G is a godsend.
I may not like AT&T, but I love that I am grandfathered into their unlimited data plan.
- 08-18-2010, 10:13 AM #10
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- 09-24-2010, 07:14 PM #16
I was not over excited when news of the ipad came out.
Work got me one for evaluation and I ordered the Wifi model.
I love the iPad, and am blown away with the ease of use, and capabilities.
I can tether for free with my phone but when facetime model comes out I will probably go with 3G for ease of connection, and battery savings on my phone. (yes I understand I will have to use facetime with my phones tethering mode or wifi)
- 09-25-2010, 11:26 PM #17
- 09-29-2010, 01:05 PM #18
Looking at this thread reminded me of a few weekends ago when my co-workers (Wi-Fi iPAD owners) and I (a Nexus One owner) attended a conference at a hotel in Denver, CO.
Side-Note: That weekend was my first time with any meaningful hands on experience with the iPAD and I was (and still am) impressed with the device.
At the conference itself (the meeting rooms, etc.) Wi-Fi was provided free of charge and my co-workers were able to use their iPADs to surf the net and do all the cool things one might do with their iPAD. The hotel rooms were a different story as the hotel only provided wired internet and to my (and my co-worker's) knowledge there is no RJ-45 to iPAD adapter, thus I had to use the hotspot feature of my Nexus One (a Google Product) to supply internet to the iPAD (an APPLE product) which actually worked fairly well (granted my co-workers did have to sit in my room when they wanted to access the net on their iPADs).
I questioned my colleagues that if they had it to do over again would they have purchased the 3G model and almost unanimously they answered YES. One of my colleagues said, while he has Wi-Fi in most places it would be nice to have the freedom that 3G provides.
In truth, I guess I would agree with them, I really enjoy the HotSpot feature on my N1 as well as the ease and convenience of my work provided 3G Mobile Broadband Card.
Last edited by dan1431; 09-29-2010 at 01:10 PM.
- 09-29-2010, 03:17 PM #19
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- 10-04-2010, 04:17 PM #21
I dont regret it at all. It all depends on how you need to use it. For me, I only really use it at home or on vacations/travel (and I dont travel a ton). Ive got my iphone4 for when I need 3G. But day to day, I dont need ipad 3G. If it were just a ~$120 bump ion price I wouldnt care so much. But to pay a monthly fee for ipad 3G when I already have the unlimited iphone data plan, not nearly worth it.
- 10-04-2010, 08:01 PM #22