Anyone have a 3G that they only activate occasionally?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by CAWjr, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. CAWjr macrumors 6502

    CAWjr

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    #1
    I am leaning towards the 3G version of the iPad 2, but I am questioning how much I would use it day to day. I know it would come in handy on road trips with the family or when I occasionally travel & get stuck in an airport, but I really see myself using it predominantly at home or work where I have WiFi available.

    Does anyone have a 3G model (or plan to get one) simply for the occasional times throughout the year that you may want to use the service?
     
  2. al256 macrumors 6502a

    al256

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    I've never used my iPad 3G in that sense instead I just got the cheapest plan and used my home / work's WiFi. But during road trips I had to buy an addition 250MB to cover the trip.
     
  3. Fireworld macrumors member

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    I'm getting the 3g model too because I'm going overseas. Anyone know if I'd be able to get a 1 month plan and be able to use it in Europe??
     
  4. David R macrumors 6502

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    I got the 3G model as a safety blanket. I have probably activated it about 5 times in the past year. You never know when you may need it, like when you go to a conference and the WiFi is so saturated, you can't do anything, or you are on a road trip and bored out of your mind, or the power goes out, or you go somewhere that charges you money to use WiFi for 24 hours, etc, etc.

    I activate it, then cancel it a day or two later and that way it doesn't auto-renew but it remains active for the rest of the 30 days.

    If you have the extra money to spend, I strongly encourage you to consider the option. I'm glad I did.
     

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