How will you guys use your Wi-Fi iPads out of the house?

alexmarchuk

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My 64Gb iPad arrived at my doorstep at 9:30 and I was so supped. I had a plan since march 12th though, I'd use my iPhone to tether with MyWi when I'm out, yes it's a huge drain on the battery, but in the car I can plug my iPhone in to use the 3G network..

This is my temporary fix, I'll sell this unit when I can get a hold of the 3G.

What are the rest of you planning on doing? Keeping it around the house as an amenity?
 

aleni

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Jun 2, 2006
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keep it at home and use my iPhone 3GS with cellular data network outside the house. but since the iPad is so small and thin, i might as well bring it everywhere since it doesn't really burden me and there's plenty of free WiFi anywhere these day.
 

alexmarchuk

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I thought so too, and having my iPhone around doesn't hurt if I ever need 3G.

Carrying a small backback doesn't hurt either, as I am a student.
 

Squid7085

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MyWi :D When budget allows, I would love to get a MiFi, every day I am somewhere or in a situation where one of those would come in handy.
 

clborden

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I thought I saw an article about the Palm Pre Plus for Verizon having free mobile hot spot. Now I'll never give up my iPhone for a Pre, but I think it's a real score to use along side an iPad. (just a thought)
 

GregGebhardt

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I will use my iPad at both home and office until my 3G unit arrives. I have wireless up and running at both locations.

I love this thing. Using it now and the keyboard is awesome.

The iPad is worth every penny! Thanks apple.
 

bluehaze013

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My 64Gb iPad arrived at my doorstep at 9:30 and I was so supped. I had a plan since march 12th though, I'd use my iPhone to tether with MyWi when I'm out, yes it's a huge drain on the battery, but in the car I can plug my iPhone in to use the 3G network..

This is my temporary fix, I'll sell this unit when I can get a hold of the 3G.

What are the rest of you planning on doing? Keeping it around the house as an amenity?
I got android phone, the native wifi tether does not drain much battery at all, probably can go all day on it? Don't know longest I used it was a couple hours and the battery barely moves and if for some reason it does drain i've got a spare battery I can swap out so buying the 3g model would be a waste of money for me.
 

xraydoc

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I've got wifi at home, wifi at work, wifi at Starbucks (2 free hours per day), wifi where my kids take weekend music lessons, I've got an Airport Express for use in hotel rooms without wifi and I can do wifi tethering thru my Verizon Droid cellphone.

Don't really need the 3G model.

(posted on my new 64GB iPad)
 

AJsAWiz

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Jun 28, 2007
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Same as a Laptop

You can use it outside (of your house).
You just can't access the internet unless you're near a hot spot ;)