- 11-10-2010, 02:22 PM #51
Yeah. I live next to some wetlands, and infact my neighborhood was built on wetlands 25 years ago and my signal at home is not that strong even though I live with in the city limits, but once I get out on the main road, my signal is fine.
- 11-10-2010, 06:33 PM #52
It all depends on how you use the device and how much you are willing to pay for internet connectivity anywhere.
I see it more as a laptop. 90% of the time I use it at home. The rest of the time I'll use it at a cafe with wifi. It's too big to lug it around as my primary mobile internet device compared to my phone. And I do not want to pay for internet x 3. I pay for internet at home, on my phone, I'm not paying a third time for it.
In the beginning I used the iPad mainly for entertainment- games, etc. Now, it's my go to study device- good reader and flashcards deluxe have really transformed the way I study. And neither one needs a internet connection to work since everything is on the iPad.
- 11-14-2010, 11:55 AM #53
I got the WiFi version off of Craigslist, with the intention of tethering to my Nexus One when I didn't have WiFi access. Well, that turned out to be an OK plan for short bursts of usage, but any more than that was a serious drain on the N1's battery. My work agreed to reimburse me for the iPad 3G service, so I ended up selling the WiFi version on CL and getting the 3G one new from the Apple Store. Don't regret it at all, as I find I use it a lot more with the always-on 3G.
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- 11-29-2010, 10:49 AM #58
I'm a little late to this party. But I don't regret it one bit. I am a T-Mob user, so I really didn't want to fork out to AT&T as well. Also, I can just rock MyWi on my iPhone (Yes I know it's only EDGE, but it works in a pinch) or My LG Optimus is running FROYO so there is a hotspot built right into the OS there, so I can just use that for 3G access.
- 11-29-2010, 11:26 AM #59
- 11-29-2010, 12:21 PM #60
I got the 3G model at the last minute, and I don't regret grabbing it so far. In a few months of paying the bill I'll reconsider that statement, but there are a number of places I go where wifi is bad, or there is none at all (when I visit ANYONE in my family), and since I use this for school I figured it would be nice to have a connection at these times.
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- 12-09-2010, 04:36 PM #65
My iPad arrives Christmas day(and by that I mean that's when the wifey forks it over to me), but, I would never have gotten just a wifi model. IMO 3G is a must on an iPad, having data on the go is just too valuable to me. The 2GB plan(not needed every month by me) will suffice plenty(still have unlimited on my iP4)
- 12-11-2010, 02:31 PM #66iPhone Nanite
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I bought with 3G and got the free 1 month sim but never needed it, use wifi where possible and when that is out of range I use my mobile phones wireless hotspot to keep me running, works really well with htc desire on vodaphone (uk)
Bought my other half an iPad for Xmas but went for the cheaper non 3G model.
- 12-11-2010, 03:49 PM #67
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- 12-27-2010, 07:31 PM #69
I Got My Firts Ipad Wifi Yday day After Christmas,
Honestly I felt Regret Why I Didnt Get The 3G
I Used Wifi COnnection Around my Home, and Here a few Cafe and Mall Available for Wifi Connection,
But SOmetime, WHen I go to someplace that There's No Wifi Available , I really Cant do anything with My ipad
But It Is Ok, Cant Wait for Ipad 2 ( If This Possible) and Grab the 3G And Wifi Version
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- 01-04-2011, 10:46 AM #74iPhone Newbie
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I've got the 3G and now I wish I'd saved the money and gone wi-fi. The mobile hotspots weren't available at launch so I got a 3G as the only option. Now I've got a Clear iSpot 4G, so for $25/month I've got a connection as fast as my home wi-fi connection, no usage limits, no searching for wi-fi, and the girlfriend (whose iPad is wi-fi only) and others can share the connection.
And I like that the iPad seeing it as wi-fi means the iPad doesn't employ the compromises it uses for 3G like lower-res Youtube playback or iTunes refusing to download larger files.
I'll likely keep my 3G model simply to have the service as a back-up (Clear's 4G coverage hasn't reach a lot of smaller areas) rather than trade off for a 64GB wi-fi, but my next iPad will be a wi-fi only model used with a mobile hotspot. It's the same as when laptops came with modems or the first w-fi transmitters - getting a model with the connection built-in always resulted in you being a generation behind.
- 01-04-2011, 03:02 PM #75