View Poll Results: Will you buy a Wifi or LTE iPad 3?

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  • Wifi

    37 69.81%
  • LTE

    16 30.19%
  1. LCW's Avatar
    Thought long and hard about 4G LTE but like many, no LTE in my area and probably not for a while. I have hotspot enabled on my iPhone already, so really no need for the 4G version of the iPad. Plus downloading movies from iTunes, I'd use wifi anyways just due to file size - would blow through any cell data limit in no time. And if I need cell data access (if no wifi) I always have my iPhone with me. My iPad 2 is wifi only and I have not felt I'm missing anything by not having cell data on it. Maybe 1 in 100 times it would have been handy. Saves me $130 too. So have an iPad 64gb WiFi on its way the 16th
    Last edited by LCW; 03-13-2012 at 11:11 PM.
    03-12-2012 10:00 PM
  2. rclark1114's Avatar
    No interest in the LTE models at all. I don't want to pay for another data plan. If I need to, I will add the hotspot feature to my phone plan.
    03-13-2012 05:22 PM
  3. j7469's Avatar
    I've been patiently waiting for an Apple LTE device. I hoped it would have been in the iPhone 4s but obviously it was not. Now that the new iPad has it I'm in & the fact that Verizon is offering free hotspot is a huge bonus.

    Practically everywhere I travel for work has VZW LTE so I will benefit from it. I can wait for he 16th
    03-14-2012 07:50 AM
  4. Ed7789's Avatar
    I ordered the Wi-Fi iPad, because almost everywhere I go, I either have Wi-Fi access or a 3G network (ok, it's not 4G, but still) on my iPhone, and since I can use the Personal Hotspot feature for free, why not use it. It saves 130$.
    03-14-2012 09:20 AM
  5. emirozmen's Avatar
    Probably i wont but if i am i would go with the LTE
    03-14-2012 09:32 AM
  6. paula30's Avatar
    Wifi for me please
    03-14-2012 09:35 AM
  7. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Wifi only. I have a 6gb data plan on my phone that includes tethering, so gonna use hot spot instead if I need to.
    03-14-2012 09:49 AM
  8. m_jameson1's Avatar
    I am having a personal battle with this. I thought I had decided on the 3G/4G 32 gig, however I just learned that for the price of 1GB of data on the iPad, I can tether 2GB of data from my Verizon iPhone without loosing my unlimited (grandfathered) data.....

    I have a feeling I may be going with a 32 white wifi.

    I have serious doubts that I will ever need data, because as everyone has stated, there is wifi nearly everywhere AND i can only see needing/wanting data when you are on a long roadtrip, in which case i can tether lol.

    my personal battle continues for another day or so
    03-14-2012 11:16 AM
  9. cardfan's Avatar
    I am having a personal battle with this. I thought I had decided on the 3G/4G 32 gig, however I just learned that for the price of 1GB of data on the iPad, I can tether 2GB of data from my Verizon iPhone without loosing my unlimited (grandfathered) data.....

    I have a feeling I may be going with a 32 white wifi.

    I have serious doubts that I will ever need data, because as everyone has stated, there is wifi nearly everywhere AND i can only see needing/wanting data when you are on a long roadtrip, in which case i can tether lol.

    my personal battle continues for another day or so
    Personally, my reasons are for convenience. It can be a nuisance to turn on wifi hotspot on phone everytime to use the ipad when out and about. Not to mention the hit to phone battery. The ipad has much better battery life.

    That said, if this were 3G only, i'd go with wifi. LTE and free hotspot makes it worthwhile though IMO along with opening up the option for Verizon. My AT&T service has been pathetic in recent months.

    There's also some side benefits like GPS for the retina maps & nav apps. My daughter gets a kick out of seeing maps and the dot where we are when on road trips.

    Is this worth an extra 130? For me, yes, especially every time you can just pick up the ipad and start using it immediately and not worry about tethering. Like the ipad 2, i should be able to resell it for 650-700 in a year or so anyways.
    03-14-2012 12:06 PM
  10. j_benj's Avatar
    The fact that the data plan can be enabled/disabled as needed and I don't need to sign a contract for it, I'm LTE all the way. I could tether with my iPhone but I have a thing against burning up my phone's battery to use the internet on my iPad.

    EDIT

    There's also some side benefits like GPS for the retina maps & nav apps. My daughter gets a kick out of seeing maps and the dot where we are when on road trips.
    Oh man I didn't even THINK of this.. I have a car charger for the iPad.. using it as a huge GPS unit on a road trip would be AWESOME. Thanks for the idea
    03-14-2012 03:01 PM
  11. Duvi's Avatar
    LTE version for me. I can add and remove the data plan whenever I want.
    03-14-2012 05:04 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    LTE version for me. I can add and remove the data plan whenever I want.
    Exactly why I am doing it.
    03-14-2012 05:06 PM
  13. trentandrews's Avatar
    Does anything change on this because of verizon's new plans that are coming out.
    06-16-2012 09:33 PM
  14. Eileen89's Avatar
    I went with WiFi/LTE because I like having a backup. A week ago we lost our power due to a storm and our WiFi was out for several hours. I was still able to use my iPad on AT&T's HSPA+ area thanks to getting the LTE model.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk.
    06-17-2012 07:36 AM
  15. cardfan's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken, you can use your verizon SIM in any device that accepts them, even smartphones. Use the SIM from a Verizon iPad for a data-only plan on your smartphone | How To - CNET
    06-17-2012 08:15 AM
  16. phonejunky's Avatar
    I would definitely say get the LTE version. It's a great bang for your buck.
    06-17-2012 08:33 PM
  17. StephenBB81's Avatar
    LTE, and very pleased.
    Worth spending the extra for the LTE data plan when having phones that do not have LTE speeds

    IF! my other handheld devices had LTE I probably would have been more inclined to go with wifi, but for small added fee for the device and the monthly plan is worth the convenience
    06-18-2012 09:12 AM
  18. wsm23#IM's Avatar
    I went with the LTE Verizon model. I've always had the wifi model of previous ipad and the ipad 2, wanted to switch it up. Very happy with my choice!
    06-18-2012 04:34 PM
  19. gameboy213's Avatar
    To me not having LTE in your iPad is only buying half an iPad. Personally that is part of the magic of it, is having internet access anywhere with no mifi setup etc.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    07-15-2012 11:49 AM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    To me not having LTE in your iPad is only buying half an iPad. Personally that is part of the magic of it, is having internet access anywhere with no mifi setup etc.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    That is an interesting viewpoint especially if you have a tendency to carry your iPad everywhere you go, but for those of us who don't, buying an iPad with LTE is less practical. The speed of my iPhone 4S is sufficient on the Verizon Network and it is always with me whereas my iPad 2 is not. Anyway, thank you for your reply and I hope you're having a pleasant and safe Sunday.


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    07-15-2012 12:59 PM
  21. gameboy213's Avatar
    That is an interesting viewpoint especially if you have a tendency to carry your iPad everywhere you go, but for those of us who don't, buying an iPad with LTE is less practical. The speed of my iPhone 4S is sufficient on the Verizon Network and it is always with me whereas my iPad 2 is not. Anyway, thank you for your reply and I hope you're having a pleasant and safe Sunday.


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    Agreed. I take my 4s pretty much everywhere as well. Personally if I didn't have the LTE or the 3G on my older iPads I wouldn't have used them a much for sure.

    You as well!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    07-15-2012 06:32 PM
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