From the start, my IpT3 into the IpT5 were mostly for gaming offline (as many areas I went to didn't have wifi). My main reasons to go online via that were: 1) access periodic online features, like the "level of the day"from freemium games, or "log in to get your daily reward" from even premium titles 2) Download and update apps, download IAP 3) play a turn based, online card game multiplayer vs. old buddies For #1, I quit my last freemium game a few months back (ugh... the repetitiveness and grinding without any new content!). I haven't touched the "log in daily" features in a long time (and TBH, I wasn't even sure what some of them were, even though I kept getting them ) For #2, I will continue to do this, but being I left the device on ios7, I may not be able to do this much given some games will require ios8 or higher. I'd rather go with the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" approach here, although if that day comes, I'll make a judgment call on whether I'd like to access new features at the risk of losing progress due to some upgrade "snafu", or rendering older games unplayable. Also, it's woefully short on storage that I'd prefer to download new stuff to the roomy, 128 GB Ipad Air. For #3, that game is now played on my Ipad Air. Plus it doesn't help that the company hasn't had a fix for my IpT5 I don't really have any reason to go online on my IpT5. For internet, if I'm at home, I either use my desktop or Chromebook. If I'm on the road, I have an LG G4. Battery life is still important to me since the IpT battery can't be replaced, and I still have some games that I started and would like to finish up.