iPad 3G/Wifi

Discussion in 'iPad' started by scottjames1uk, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. scottjames1uk macrumors newbie

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    Due to a shortage of iPads in the UK i couldn't wait any longer for a 3G on order from Apple, Meadowhall, Sheffield so i opted for a 64GB Wifi with the intentions of using MiFi to connect. I didn't know much about MiFi i had only used a mobile dongle on my laptop. Anyway after about a week i purchased a Mifi and it works really well. The Hardware is £50 then i got it on Pay as you go as i dont use it that much. This has given me a saving of £30-£40 on a 3G iPad. The extra benefit is and this is the reason why i think you should opt for the MiFi is that you can connect up to 5 devices at any one time whereas with the 3G its solely to be used with the ipad. This enables me to still have my laptop and iPad connected at the same time, I must admit MiFi isnt for everyone but i just wanted to let people know that it is a good way of getting onto mobile broadband. Let me know your thoughts please.
     
  2. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    The one clear downside being that the MiFi battery is pretty awful. I can barely get 2 hours of life out of it after several months of use. So you either need to keep spares at the ready or be vigilant about shutting it off when not in use. I was on a plane yesterday with a ground delay of almost 2 hours and my MiFi was totally dead (with nowhere to charge it) but my iPad 3G was more than half full. It's in the unexpected moments where the iPad 3G shines.
     
  3. scottjames1uk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPad 3G/Wifi

    I get about 4 hours at the moment but i do agree with you that it may be a problem. I think the way round it is a bit of forward planning and charge it up whenever possible. On a lighter note i cannot believe the battery life on an ipad. i am getting about 8 hours full use which is pretty good.
     
  4. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    I got about 4 hours at first, but it dropped off very quickly. Even my 3G iPad gets more than 8 hours with mixed use.
     

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