View Poll Results: Wifi or Cellular?

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  1. GeoK's Avatar
    I was just gonna ask this question. thanks to the OP for asking before I did.

    The AT&T use on the Apple SIM? It locks it? What is AT&T thinking? has that been fixed?

    Is 200mb free for life for current phone users of TMobile, right?

    The one thing with the Apple sim is that your basically stuck with Sprint or T-Mobile or some new International new carrier. AT&T is on it but it locks the sim card so you can't switch. Also when you choose sprint or T-Mobile you can't choose AT&T then later.


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    07-21-2015 03:06 PM
  2. JOSH_WH1TE's Avatar
    If your phone carrier supports tethering then you could connect a wifi only iPad to your phones personal hotspot.
    07-21-2015 03:55 PM
  3. Closingracer's Avatar
    I was just gonna ask this question. thanks to the OP for asking before I did.

    The AT&T use on the Apple SIM? It locks it? What is AT&T thinking? has that been fixed?

    Is 200mb free for life for current phone users of TMobile, right?

    Yes it locks it and no its not fixed because it's not broken. Just a bad decision by AT&T.



    You don't need to be a current T-mobile customer to use it. I have Sprint as my phone carrier.

    If your phone carrier supports tethering then you could connect a wifi only iPad to your phones personal hotspot.
    It also kills your battery life. For $130 you have the choice of using it if you ever need it plus GPS


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    07-21-2015 05:57 PM
  4. GeoK's Avatar
    That lock happens with the AT&T SIM card or the Apple one?

    So, just removing it for another will not work?

    Where can I find a link for the TMobile free data?


    Yes it locks it and no its not fixed because it's not broken. Just a bad decision by AT&T.



    You don't need to be a current T-mobile customer to use it. I have Sprint as my phone carrier.



    It also kills your battery life. For $130 you have the choice of using it if you ever need it plus GPS


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    07-21-2015 07:32 PM
  5. GeoK's Avatar
    The cellular version works well?
    What service are you using?

    Yeah enough people have convinced me it would be worth it to me to have the ability even if I don't need it.
    07-21-2015 10:20 PM
  6. Closingracer's Avatar
    That lock happens with the AT&T SIM card or the Apple one?

    So, just removing it for another will not work?

    Where can I find a link for the TMobile free data?
    There's no actual sim lock on iPad. My bad if this is what you thought. The Apple sim gets locked to AT&T. That means you can't use sprint or T-Mobile with that same sim card. You would need to buy a new Apple sim ($4.99) or get a sim from Sprint or T-Mobile. You need to get one from verzion anyways


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    07-22-2015 06:52 AM
  7. GeoK's Avatar
    Thanks Closinggracer! You are correct. The Apple SIM would be locked to AT&T but not the iPad.
    Thank goodness

    I just saw this and wanted to share it with you all.

    IPad Air 2 Wifi or Cellular?-screen-shot-2015-07-22-9.44.33-am.png

    There's no actual sim lock on iPad. My bad if this is what you thought. The Apple sim gets locked to AT&T. That means you can't use sprint or T-Mobile with that same sim card. You would need to buy a new Apple sim ($4.99) or get a sim from Sprint or T-Mobile. You need to get one from verzion anyways


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    07-22-2015 08:47 AM
  8. terreos's Avatar
    The cellular version works well?
    What service are you using?
    I've been loving my iPad since everyone convinced me that the cellular version was worth it if I could afford it. I primary use my home wifi or hotspot from my phone. I use T-mobile. And I do have the free data plan for my iPad Air. And it works fine. No worse or better than my phone. I'll be taking a trip over the weekend to Maryland so I will being using my data while I'm away. So I'll find out how good t-mobile is away from home.
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    07-22-2015 08:58 AM
  9. GeoK's Avatar
    Awesome!
    Let us know that roaming trip with TMobile worked out?

    I've been loving my iPad since everyone convinced me that the cellular version was worth it if I could afford it. I primary use my home wifi or hotspot from my phone. I use T-mobile. And I do have the free data plan for my iPad Air. And it works fine. No worse or better than my phone. I'll be taking a trip over the weekend to Maryland so I will being using my data while I'm away. So I'll find out how good t-mobile is away from home.
    07-22-2015 12:35 PM
  10. RobRM's Avatar
    Cellular all the way, I got the wifi version first and found I was always wasting time trying to tether, it just wasn't that convenient and easy to use
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    08-11-2015 05:16 AM
  11. bork_michael's Avatar
    I wasn't even aware of that. Just looked that up and I'm blown away by that. That's a really clever idea. I love it!



    Yeah enough people have convinced me it would be worth it to me to have the ability even if I don't need it.



    Forewarned I read your story. :-p

    That all makes sense and I did end up grabbing a Cellular version of the Ipad Air 2. So all is good in the world.
    I also went for the cellular version for another reason. Yeah it's nice for an emergency, but as I upgrade every year, I get a better return on the cellular versions.


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    09-02-2015 09:54 PM
  12. ChuckG73's Avatar
    If I have my phone, do I need to buy cellular or can I just use my phone as a hotspot?
    09-03-2015 05:17 AM
  13. Evilguppy's Avatar
    If I have my phone, do I need to buy cellular or can I just use my phone as a hotspot?
    You could do that but it's tough on battery life.
    09-03-2015 07:43 PM
  14. Closingracer's Avatar
    If I have my phone, do I need to buy cellular or can I just use my phone as a hotspot?
    It kills battery plus you'll need a plan that includes it ( T-Mobile)* or need to pay extra for it ( everybody else )*.


    * this is for the United States carriers at least the big four carriers


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    09-09-2015 09:17 PM
  15. terreos's Avatar
    Is the resale value on a cellular version really that good? Too be honest I'll probably keep my iPad until it dies on me or they had something insane. . .
    09-10-2015 03:45 PM
  16. Closingracer's Avatar
    Is the resale value on a cellular version really that good? Too be honest I'll probably keep my iPad until it dies on me or they had something insane. . .
    Idk but I'm planning on keeping my Air 2 for a while


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    09-12-2015 09:05 AM
  17. Dazza7111's Avatar
    After going from ipad air 2 wifi only to a cellular version the wifi signal seems better at work. Wonder if plastic strip helps?
    09-02-2016 06:55 AM
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