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haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
kudos:1

[iPad] [Poll] iPad WiFi or 3G

I always wondered which version people own, so I figured I'd ask. For those with the 3G version there are two options: those that regularly use the monthly contract and those that don't use it.
Thanks!

Poll
Which version of iPad do you own?

WiFi only

3G regularly use monthly contract

3G rarely use monthly contract

I don't have iPad


Votes:56




Mike
Premium,Mod
join:2000-09-17
Pittsburgh, PA
kudos:1

Also forgot LTE / Have Cell Data iPad and cancelled contract



HiVolt
Premium
join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
kudos:21
reply to haroldo

Wifi only, it was a gift. It's used primarily at home so WiFi is always available, and rarely when I take it with me I can always tether to my iPhone as there are no draconian tethering restrictions on my carrier.



buckingham
Buckingham Pa
Premium
join:2005-07-17
Buckingham, PA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to haroldo

My iPad does have 3G capability and because it was awarded to me by my employer, they pay for the 3G service. That makes it very convenient when I'm traveling on business since I most often only take my iPad and leave the crusty old XP work laptop at home. When I'm stationary, I tend to use my ATT LTE hotspot to provide WiFi access to my iDevices (and PC if it's along for the ride). The 3G comes in handy a lot as the WiFi on Amtrak and in many hotels is, um...less than optimal.

My wife's and my daughter's iPads are WiFi only.



skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2
reply to haroldo

I have LTE but regularly use my Clear WiMax puck since it is unlimited data.



Alcohol
Premium
join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to haroldo

I'm always in for cellular data on things because tethering will kill your phone battery but the premium apple charges for the modem is too high for me. Go for wifi + tethering via phone (root your phone).

But i have to say the new family share plans look tempting. Only $10 for a tablet is pretty damn nice.
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Majestik
World Traveler
Premium
join:2001-05-11
Tulsa, OK
reply to haroldo

$30/month 3g/LTE AT&T grandfathered unlimited and wifi only iPad.
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Thinkdiff
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11
reply to haroldo

I've been paying $25 for 2GB through AT&T since I got my iPad 2 last year and continued when I got the iPad 3. I really don't use 3G much, and I keep wanting to cancel the plan. But then there's always a few times a month when I really appreciate having the 3G option. Hard to say if that's worth $25/mo + the up-front cost.
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University of Southern California - Fight On!


robbin
Premium,MVM
join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1
reply to haroldo

AT&T LTE grandfathered plan -- use it almost every day.



gjrhine

join:2001-12-12
Pawleys Island, SC
reply to haroldo

Did they say how much a data-only Verizon iPad Mini plan would cost?



Thinkdiff
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11

My guess is same price as the regular iPad.

I'm more interested to see Sprint's pricing
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gjrhine

join:2001-12-12
Pawleys Island, SC

I don't know what that is either! Ballpark?


Kearnstd
Space Elf
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to haroldo

I use a Galaxy Tab 10.1

But if I got an Ipad3 (or likely ipad4 by the time I am ready to upgrade my tablet) it would be wifi only. Just like my tab is wifi only.
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Thinkdiff
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11
reply to gjrhine

AT&T: 250MB/$14.99, 3GB/$30, 5GB/$50
Verizon: 1GB/$20, 2GB/$30, 5GB/$50
Sprint: ?
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University of Southern California - Fight On!



gjrhine

join:2001-12-12
Pawleys Island, SC

Thanks. Wife is going to have a nice holiday season.