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I bought the wifi only and regretted it almost immediately. Unless I was at home with wifi, it was almost useless. I'd think, "I'll use my iPad for that...oops, no connection". I'd have to find a McDonald's, Starbucks, or a Barnes & Noble to use wifi, and I found it too limiting. After two weeks, I returned it and bought the 3G. I use it just about everywhere. I went to Chicago recently, and I was looking forward to using the hotel's wifi (I thought that it would be free), but it was expensive. If you've got free wifi everywhere, or if you have a portable wifi hotspot like a Mifi or a jailbroken iphone, then good for you.
I think that the question is more of, "do you have an internet connection on the wifi only model everywhere that you need or want, or not?" I don't. I'd love to not have had to pay the extra money, but until wifi becomes more available for me, 3G is better for me.
@gern - exactly. I don't have wifi everywhere. We go out of town every two weeks to my father's house and it's like out in the wild.
One time, we had to go to this nice beach resort and there was no wifi. It was completely useless for me but not for my partner who loves to play games.
- 09-02-2010, 09:26 AM #33
Yup. When I had just the wifi model, I tried using a shared internet connection from a phone and it wasn't fast enough or reliable enough.
I hate the crap AT&T pulled but unlimited, everywhere is beautiful - especially when traveling. Hotel wifi may be spotty, expensive, or congested. Family wifi tends to be nonexistent or unmaintained.
This is freedom.
- 09-02-2010, 11:10 AM #34
I use MyWi with my iPhone and I find that the connection is super fast when I have a strong 3G signal (which I do pretty much everywhere around here). No complaints from me on that. Now I don't know how well the AT&T tethering works nor do I want to pay 20-30 a month for it.
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- 09-02-2010, 04:38 PM #37iPhone Newbie
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I'm so stupid. I was so excited about the iPad coming out this year, and had pre-ordered the 3G model. Then I couldn't wait when the WiFi version was released first and all my friends had one but me. So I cancelled the order with Apple and got the WiFi model instead.
WiFi isn't everywhere. Hotel WiFi is crazy expensive or just sucks. About 2 weeks ago, a friend asked me what iPad to buy, so I said, "why not buy mine?"
Just got a 64G WiFi+3G iPad and all is right with the world now.
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So, I guess I'll be "that guy."
I thought that, after your misstep, when your friend asked you for advice because he had to make the same choice you did, you'd say, "I'm not happy with the wifi model. Don't make the mistake I did. Get the 3G model!"
Instead, you sold him yours so you could get a better one. Sorry but, as presented, that kinda sucks.
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