iPad Do I need an LTE iPad

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by edsel12, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. edsel12 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Or is there a jailbroken app that acts like it at all? Trying to see if its worth spending the extra money for it or not.

  2. mphayvanh macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2010
    What are you asking?

    There's no jailbreak app that will put LTE carrier capabilities into a wifi only iPad. Buying an LTE model will give you the same capabilities as a wifi model with the option to connect with a cellular data service with a mobile carrier like ATT or Verizon in the US.
  3. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    Need? That's up to you and how the reception is in your area. With the multitude of free wifi everywhere, you probably wouldn't need a LTE model. If live out in the sticks, then you might need LTE but LTE might not even be available in your area. Plus, with LTE, you'll chew through your data plan pretty quickly unless all you do is email/surf the web. LTE is nice to have for me but since I have wifi pretty much every where I go, I rarely use it.
  4. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Sounds to me that you are under the impression that the hardware inside a Wifi only iPad 3 and an LTE iPad 3 are the same. And all you need to do to turn on LTE capabilities in a WiFi only iPad 3 is some sort of software hack?

    Is that what you are trying to do? Confused...
  5. Dav1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    It is impossible to give you a meaningful answer with the little bit of information you provide. It would be like me asking do I need a wrench? Without knowing more about what I intend to do, the only logical answer is no.

    Is GPS important to you? If so you might want the LTE version. Post what you hope to do by having LTE, and you'll get a more meaningful response in my opinion.
  6. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Man I wish there was a jailbreak app, save me $100, but alas there is not.
  7. edsel12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Thanks all for the responses and sorry for the vague question to start. I have it it my mind what I want to ask but can't seem to form it into a question lol.
  8. pat park macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    LTE must be built into the iPad you purchase. You cannot add it to a wifi only iPad.

    LTE or Wifi. Either or.
  9. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    If you get the LTE version you can use apps like Navigon or TomTom!
  10. TheKricket macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Lemme see if I can answer your question.

    Are you simply trying to access the internet on your iPad while you're out and about (no WiFi)?

    There are no JB apps that work in that way - but you can tether an iPad to your cell phone. Usually - your cell phone carrier will charge you to use tethering on your handset.

    If you have an iPhone, however - there are JB apps for THAT that will allow you to share your internet connection with your iPad...

    I'm not sure if that's what you're getting at - but it is an option.
  11. edsel12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Thats what I was going for TheKricket. Can I use my iPhone to tether to my iPad. Thanks!
  12. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    I'd say it's a need. I was on the fence too, but noticed that I use it waay more than I ever thought I would. On road trips and traveling mostly it comes in very handy.
  13. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Yes you can tether but here's the catch, your iPhone is not LTE ready. So if you are expecting LTE Speed tethering to you iPhone, you're out of luck. At best you'll get 3G which is about 5Mbps while LTE is 20Mbps.
  14. bmstrong macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2007
    What do the majority of the LTE users choose: AT&T or Verizon? Curious if the AT&T model has an 3G inside? That would make it more useful for global travel.

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