iPad iPad 4 with Cellular?

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  1. Fed, Jan 5, 2013
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    Fed
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    I bought the 64GB iPad 4 with Wifi a few days ago. I absolutely love it and using it constantly. I'm thinking of returning it for the 32GB iPad 4 with Cellular instead as I'm currently running it nicely with a good selection of content at 25GB.

    Quick question before I go to John Lewis right now... how does the battery life compare? Will I have to constantly disable cellular/wifi to get better battery (cellular, specifically)? Is it noticeably heavier? Is it FULL 4G now?
     
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    Weight is the same. Battery life is about the same.

    Full 4G? Not sure what you mean by that...

    In the US we have 3 carriers with 4G LTE to choose from. Which sucks because in the US our devices are more or less locked to a carrier.

    In the UK I believe they're still building out their LTE towers, last I heard EE had the best coverage.. But I could be wrong. LTE is the real deal if iu have coverage.
     
  3. Fed
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    Thanks for that :cool: just swapped it :)

    When a message is sent in Messages app. On my iPhone, if there wasn't enough signal, I could default to a normal text rather than iMessage. Can this be done with the iPad and more specifically can it receive text messages?
     
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    Considerations regarding 32 or 64: as more apps are upgraded to or are built for retina they'll get bigger, and you might find many more uses for your iPad as you discover great apps.
     
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    Nope. You only have data on your tablet. Not voice (phone) and sms (text messaging). You have to use apps to get around those.
     
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    Which apps could I use to direct SMS sent to the SIM card number in my iPad to the iPad?
     
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    Google Voice may be an option.
     
  8. Fed
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    Isn't available in the UK unfortunately!
     

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