iPad WiFi Owners- Do you regret not getting the 3g?
Because I do. The iPad is totally useless for me when I don't have wifi around. One time, I was to show off some of the cool features of iPad to my friends and whalla! there was no Wifi around.
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I did wait for the 3G model and am very happy with my decision, since I dont have any other 3G acesss, I have an iPod Touch and not an iPhone.
I love being able to stream Netflix and Air Video over 3G, however, with AT&T eliminating the unlimited data plans for the iPad, I don't think 3G is nearly as useful any more except for those of us who got in early enough to get unlimited data. I would rather have a MiFi or similar device, it would have higher bandwidth limits and can be used by other devices as well as the iPad.
- 08-30-2010, 01:03 PM #8iPhone Nanite
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Not in the slightest. I thought I might need a data connection in places where I had none, so I bought a MiFi dongle just in case, never had to use it. There's WiFi all over the place.
And besides that, the MiFi dongle was £50 the ipad 3G was an extra £130. I'd rather spend that saved money on credit for the MiFi. Which when abroad can be used for many other devices too. Keep all those roaming charges in one place!
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I bought a 64gb WiFi the day after it came out in the U.S. and found it was too limited for my needs. I then bought a 64gb 3G the day it was released in Canada and sold the WiFi version. I love the 3G version and find new ways to integrate it into my lifestyle everyday. My aim is to travel without a laptop by years end.
- 08-30-2010, 02:45 PM #11
No Way - 3gHotspot
No Way - I have the 3g hot spot - and it works GREAT!!! I have my phone android phone - rooted and have FREE Mobile HotSpot. So its GREAT... I have the Best of both worlds - and SWEET Android phone with 4g... and the IPAD wifi with IOS...
I sold my iphone 4 to do this, and its the best thing I ever did... Love IT!!!
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I bought the iPad Wi-Fi first, to which later I found someone who had a hard time obtaining one and wanted to trade their MacBook for it. No brainer, sold.
Then, I got the 16GB iPad 3G simply for the better resale value and the GPS, but also so I could simply pull my iPhone 4 microSIM out and pop it in there if I needed to, if I didn't want to go the whole jailbreak + MyWi route.
A bit peeved that Apple gives no such way to give your Wi-Fi only devices iPad or iPod touch some life through your iPhone's data connection.
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While I'll admit that having an inboard 3G connection would come in handy sometimes, I don't regret getting the WiFi only version. 95% of my usage is at home or at work and WiFi is available in both places. For those rare times when I do need\want data vie got the hotspot on my phone that works well enough.
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- 08-31-2010, 06:24 AM #25iPhone Nanite
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I got the wifi model and a MiFi on the 3 network here in the UK.
Cost of the MiFi was £45 and it is much more versatile. No contract needed for data. Just pay as you go. Mostly I have wifi available at home and in the office but if I'm away then the MiFi just gives me my wifi connection.
It means apps like the BBC iPlayer, which only work over wifi, can be accessed as the iPad doesn't see the 3G part of the chain.
It also allows the data to be shared. Sometimes I need it and other times my wife does. Otherwise we'd have needed two 3G iPads and two data subscriptions.