3G Connection for MBA?

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  1. treynolds macrumors regular

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    Which service would you use?

    I currently have no 3G service, except for my new Kindle 3 and that barely counts. For the MBA, one would either have to use a USB device or some sort of a MiFi device. Any suggestions or recommendations?

    The (relatively) cheap 3G is one of the intial attractions I had to the iPad, but in the end, the iPad didn't do enough of what I needed to do. The MBA is a much different animal. I know that there are many WiFi options out there, as I currently use those with my iPod Touch, but am looking for reasonably price 3G, connect anywhere plans for the MBA, if indeed such animal(s) exist.

    Thanks!
     
  2. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    activate an ipad 3g sim card, pluck it into an old iphone 3g/3gs and tether that shizzle =D
     
  3. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad SIM card wouldn't fit.
     
  4. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    make it fit :p
     
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  7. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    I use my IP4 with bluetooth tethering. Works great when I need it and I always have my phone with me unlike a mifi or usb stick and I do not have to have a second $20 + a month account like the ipad 3G. I get form 1 tp 3 mbs up and about 1 down which is close to a 3G card.
     
  8. treynolds thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's an interesting option, and we're already Verizon customers, but the article seems to point to this being a package deal with a new iPad. I'll ask at my local store after it goes into effect. Thanks!
     
  9. treynolds thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, but you DO have a data plan with that IP4, correct? Aren't those about $60 per month from AT&T?
     
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