1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I need an I Pad that is good for both business use and personal use and want
    to maximize the use of this I Pad
    12-09-2015 10:07 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! The big advantage of having a cellular model is the ability to be connected when you're not near wifi. The value is slightly diluted these days because most carriers build personal hotspot into wireless plans. Just keep in mind that personal hotspot (which would allow a regular wifi iPad to connect to the internet through your phone, assuming it's capable) feeds off of your wireless plan's data allowance.
    12-09-2015 11:31 AM
  3. Channan's Avatar
    Adding to what DevilishBanker said, using your phone's hotspot also drains your phone's battery. So the advantage to having a cellular tablet is basically always being connected to the Internet without draining your phone's battery.
    12-10-2015 11:50 PM
  4. sparksd's Avatar
    Besides the obvious connectivity advantages, the WiFi-only version does not have GPS, the LTE version does.
    12-11-2015 10:15 AM
  5. akutch34's Avatar
    The sole reason I got a cellular iPad is because I take a lot of trips to the ocean during the summer. I spend most days on the beach and it's nice to be able to read articles/stream a podcast/ browse the web while on the beach. 🏽
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    12-20-2015 08:07 PM
  6. Soapm's Avatar
    Saves from having to carry a phone and a tablet...
    12-21-2015 12:59 AM
  7. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Saves from having to carry a phone and a tablet...
    Technically true, but I've owned a cellular iPad and still felt the need to carry my phone. What if someone tries to call? Unless you're within close range of your phone handoff doesn't work.
    12-21-2015 02:54 AM
  8. akutch34's Avatar
    Technically true, but I've owned a cellular iPad and still felt the need to carry my phone. What if someone tries to call? Unless you're within close range of your phone handoff doesn't work.
    I can receive calls on my iPad just fine without my phone
    12-21-2015 08:38 PM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I can receive calls on my iPad just fine without my phone
    How?
    12-21-2015 08:39 PM
  10. akutch34's Avatar
    When people call me it pops up on both my iPad and iPhone screens... I can answer on either. It has done this since the day I got my iPad.
    12-22-2015 02:41 PM
  11. Channan's Avatar
    You have to be near your phone to do that...

    Unless you're like me and use Hangouts/Google Voice for calls and texts.
    12-23-2015 10:51 AM
  12. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    You have to be near your phone to do that...

    Unless you're like me and use Hangouts/Google Voice for calls and texts.
    Why would I ever not be near my phone?! The horror!
    12-23-2015 11:18 AM
  13. Channan's Avatar
    Why would I ever not be near my phone?! The horror!
    I leave my phone behind all the time.
    12-23-2015 06:34 PM
  14. akutch34's Avatar
    You have to be near your phone to do that...

    Unless you're like me and use Hangouts/Google Voice for calls and texts.
    No. I've had it happen while I was at work. I don't have my phone on me at work.
    12-23-2015 08:23 PM
  15. akutch34's Avatar
    Now the use iPhone connection choice is selected in my iPad's settings, but my phone isn't always "near" my ipad when the calls come through. What is the advantage of having cellular on an iPad Air 2?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1450920434.999976.jpg
    12-23-2015 08:27 PM
  16. Channan's Avatar
    They have to be on the same Wi-Fi network, unless you're getting FaceTime audio calls. You can get those without an iPhone.
    12-23-2015 09:25 PM
  17. Ricktye's Avatar
    Besides the obvious connectivity advantages, the WiFi-only version does not have GPS, the LTE version does.
    This in itself convinced me to go with LTE....
    Closingracer likes this.
    12-23-2015 11:06 PM
  18. akutch34's Avatar
    They have to be on the same Wi-Fi network, unless you're getting FaceTime audio calls. You can get those without an iPhone.
    Are there calls other than Audio?? Audio are the only type I receive.
    12-25-2015 12:46 PM
  19. Channan's Avatar
    Are there calls other than Audio?? Audio are the only type I receive.
    I said FaceTime audio. It's FaceTime but without video.
    Closingracer likes this.
    12-25-2015 02:42 PM
  20. akutch34's Avatar
    I said FaceTime audio. It's FaceTime but without video.
    Didn't know you could do video. I don't get into all that complicated stuff.
    12-25-2015 11:56 PM

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