Every single iPad I've owned, going all the way back to the original iPad has been a cellular one. I use it a lot on the go and love not having to worry about finding a wifi hotspot. A year or two ago, when I switched cellular plans to one that allowed tethering, I considered switching to a wifi only iPad, but after playing around with it for a little while I discovered that it was too much of a pain to enable the hotspot on the phone, then connect to it from the iPad each time I wanted to access data on the iPad when I was away from wifi. But iOS 8 has me reconsidering. Now it's possible to leave the phone in my pocket and connect to it's hotspot from the iPad without too much effort. I turned off cellular data on my ipad a day or two ago and I'm hoping to use it that way for a few weeks to see if it's something that I can do long term. Here are the advantages and disadvantages that I see right now: Advantages: -Save money. It's an additional $130 to get a cellular capable iPad and in my case, an extra $10 per month to add it to my data plan, so if I buy a new iPad every year, this will save me $250 per year. Buying a new iPad every two years I'll save $185 per year. -OK, maybe that's the only advantage, but saving a couple hundred dollars a year is a pretty big one Disadvantages: -It's still somewhat less convenient. iOS 8 doesn't automatically connect to the personal hotspot on the phone, so if I'm away from wifi then I'll need to go into settings and manually connect to the hotspot whenever I want to use data. Not really a big deal and it only takes a few seconds, but still less convenient than it was. It also means that I won't always have current email and other notifications because the iPad may not have a data connection all the time. Finally, it doesn't automatically switch off of the personal hotspot once a known wifi network is available. If I'm not careful I may wind up burning through cellular data when I could have been on wifi. -Big blue personal hotspot active banner on the phone whenever the iPad is connected -I'm not sure how much this will affect battery life on the phone. I'm sure it will have an impact, but I'm not sure how significant it will be -The iPad is easier to use since find my iPad will only work if it has a wifi connection. Granted I've never lost an iPad, but with a cellular capable device I know that it will be findable in a lot more places as long as it can get a cellular signal. Of course, along the same lines, if I save $185 or $250 per year, then it will only take 2 or 3 years until I could pay for a new iPad to replace a lost one with my savings. So, after all that, has anyone else made the switch or is considering making it? Any advantages or disadvantages that I've missed or other thoughts?