1. wbcolon's Avatar
    I just purchased a wifi version of the IPP and I was wondering who has had an LTE version that opted to tether with a wifi version instead? I'm not sure if I should have purchased the LTE version instead.
    07-14-2017 10:18 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I prefer the LTE version myself. Not that I hate teething it just takes 10 more seconds to connect and disconnects when in idle.
    wbcolon likes this.
    07-14-2017 10:50 PM
  3. wbcolon's Avatar
    I'll probably exchange this one for the LTE version tomorrow.
    07-14-2017 10:51 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    I have the LTE 10.5 pro with cellular. It’s only way to go. Having to auto connect with tethering all the time is a pain in the arse.
    wbcolon and H_D like this.
    07-15-2017 12:06 AM
  5. rellyrellz's Avatar
    I was wondering the same thing. I just my second iPad Pro (returned 12.9 2gen for the size). Went with the 10.5 256 wifi mostly for priced. Figured I'd just have to up my plan and just tether instead of upping my plan AND paying the $10 add on with AT&T.
    wbcolon likes this.
    07-15-2017 10:41 AM
  6. wbcolon's Avatar
    I was wondering the same thing. I just my second iPad Pro (returned 12.9 2gen for the size). Went with the 10.5 256 wifi mostly for priced. Figured I'd just have to up my plan and just tether instead of upping my plan AND paying the $10 add on with AT&T.
    I'm actually on my way now to exchange it for the cellular version. Makes more sense to have it and not need it all the time. It kept me up all night tossing and turning lol. It's only 10 a month on AT&T anyway.
    07-15-2017 10:56 AM
  7. rellyrellz's Avatar
    I'm actually on my way now to exchange it for the cellular version. Makes more sense to have it and not need it all the time. It kept me up all night tossing and turning lol. It's only 10 a month on AT&T anyway.
    Yeah but I'm on a 4gb mobile share plan so I'd eat that up. I'd have to upgrade and it'll cost me additional. At my old job it use the wifi all the time but at my new job not so much. Wifi is not all that great. Figured I'd just upgrade my plan and tether
    wbcolon likes this.
    07-15-2017 08:28 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have the Wi-Fi + Cellular model iPad Pro 9.7” model and I’m glad I did. There are times when I have my iPad and there’s no Wi-if access. It’s nice to be able to get on the ‘net during those times. Do I need the Cellular model? No. Is paying extra for the cellular model worth it to me? Heck yeah!
    07-15-2017 09:51 PM
  9. wbcolon's Avatar
    I'm typing this on my new cellular version iPad now. No regrets at all. So happy I made the switch.
    07-15-2017 11:11 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    I'm typing this on my new cellular version iPad now. No regrets at all. So happy I made the switch.
    Awesome. It’s the only way to go. Unless you never took your iPad away from the house. And it sounds like you take it out. Great choice. You won’t regret cellular.
    wbcolon likes this.
    07-15-2017 11:13 PM
  11. wbcolon's Avatar
    Awesome. It’s the only way to go. Unless you never took your iPad away from the house. And it sounds like you take it out. Great choice. You won’t regret cellular.
    It's such a great feeling after popping in the SIM card and seeing the LTE at the top corner. Also coming from such an older iPad, the screen is so brilliant. I'm like a kid at Christmas right now.
    07-15-2017 11:17 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    It's such a great feeling after popping in the SIM card and seeing the LTE at the top corner. Also coming from such an older iPad, the screen is so brilliant. I'm like a kid at Christmas right now.
    It is. And after I had a cellular iPad before, I tried a wifi the next time because of tethering. It was a bad idea. Never again will I do that.
    wbcolon and H_D like this.
    07-15-2017 11:23 PM
  13. seanpr's Avatar
    I went with the LTE version.....I just don't like to run down my phone.
    wbcolon likes this.
    07-19-2017 10:02 AM
  14. jmerrey's Avatar
    Questions for the LTE users: how good is the auto-switching from Wi-Fi to cellular data? I'm on Wi-Fi about 80% of the time, but if I purchased the LTE version, I'd hate it if I had to babysit the connection all the time, and I'd hate to use my data up when I could be on Wi-Fi. Thanks in advance!
    wbcolon likes this.
    07-21-2017 04:32 PM
  15. wbcolon's Avatar
    I ended up purchasing the LTE version and it's amazing. The cellular connection is as good if not better than my iPhone 7 plus.
    07-21-2017 04:35 PM
  16. Cladster's Avatar
    I would never buy a wifi iPad for me, No GPS for maps and tethering is a pain. We have data share sims here in Australia and share data with all iphones/ipads on same account, so no need for extra plans.
    07-21-2017 07:02 PM
  17. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I have the wifi 10.5 inch pro. I have a 30GB data plan with my iPhone plan so I just tether. It works pretty well.
    wbcolon likes this.
    07-30-2017 03:07 PM
  18. naddy6969's Avatar
    To me, it depends on how many devices you have and your usage. I have way too many things to have them all with cellular. It would cost too much.

    I have a 6s plus iPhone. I still have a couple of Windows phones. I have 3 iPads - a Mini 4, and both Pros. I have a Samsung S2 Android tablet. The 10.5" iPad actually is the cellular model, but it has no SIM card (ditto for the S2).

    On the rare occasions when I am somewhere with no wifi, I just use my work-issued Android phone (Samsung S7 Edge) as the hotspot for whatever other devices I am carrying that day. It works fine, and the company pays the data bill, so it is Win-Win.
    07-30-2017 08:32 PM
  19. wbcolon's Avatar
    I only run my iPad Pro and iPhone 7 plus. Loving it on its own cellular connection.
    07-30-2017 08:56 PM
  20. CamoBlaze's Avatar
    I just purchased a wifi version of the IPP and I was wondering who has had an LTE version that opted to tether with a wifi version instead? I'm not sure if I should have purchased the LTE version instead. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9b7db743cd.jpg
    I got the wifi. My logic was as follows:
    • I probably shouldn’t spend money on one in the first place (never mind the 256gig version with the pencil and Smart Keyboard)
    • I can easily connect via Bluetooth in about 3 seconds

    Therefore, I’m going to save my money. I don’t regret my decision at all.
    wbcolon likes this.
    08-01-2017 10:09 AM
  21. Frost Forged's Avatar
    I think the buying decision really depends on how often you are going to be using cellular. If you plan to tether regularly i’d Rather spend the money and get the cellular version to avoid running down my iPhone’s battery. But if its something you will only use occasionally, just tether and save the money. As with most of these types of questions it comes down to use cases.
    wbcolon likes this.
    08-03-2017 12:59 PM
  22. o4liberty's Avatar
    I picked up the LTE 10.5 myself much easier and only 20 a month.
    08-07-2017 08:51 AM
  23. TripleOne's Avatar
    I’ve always went with the Wifi Only models.
    I have my iPhone with me at all times, and I simply turn on mobile hotspot when there’s no wifi around.
    10-25-2017 06:52 AM

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