3G iPad vs Wifi

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

  1. prvt.donut macrumors 6502a

    prvt.donut

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    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...

    Thoughts???
     
  2. LucidPsychosis macrumors regular

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

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    xe.com has 500 yen = $5.4
     
  4. prvt.donut thread starter macrumors 6502a

    prvt.donut

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    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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