3G iPad vs Wifi

Discussion in 'iPad' started by prvt.donut, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. prvt.donut macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    Over here in Tokyo, we can get an iPad from softbank on a credit agreement, so pay 24 monthly payments instead of the lump sum at the start. This makes the extra for 3G option just 500 yen more a month than the regular (Don't need to sign up for a data contract for this either!).

    So I am thinking if it is just a little more for the 3G, will it be worth it? what are the extra features of the 3G that are missing in the wifi? GPS? I don't care so much for the access now as i have hacked my iPhone to share it's 3G with my notebook and will do the same for the iPad. But I am just curious if I will kick myself down the road if I just get the wifi???

    It could be useful if I am abroad to get a sim card and just put it in...

  2. LucidPsychosis macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    I can't answer your question, but out of curiosity, what is 500 yen in US dollars?
  3. mvp2206 macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2008
    Southampton, UK
    xe.com has 500 yen = $5.4
  4. prvt.donut thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    that's right, XE.com is great!

    16GB wifi costs 2220 yen a month, 64GB wifi is 3050 yen a month.

    Actually the 3G option I was looking at is with a prepaid plan. I need to check out how that works. I assume a none contract, but just top up the card as and when I need.

    Here is the chart detailing the costs.


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