iPad breaking up happy home

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Blakjack, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Here's the problem. I bought the iPad 3G because I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I bought the wifi only model. My roommate on the other hand bought the wifi only model knowing we had no wifi at home(dumb ass). I specifically told him he was going to be disappointed. He bought it anyway(***hole). Now he's always trying to use mine. It's pissing me off at a high level. He's started the "your stingy and your obsessed with the iPad" chants. I respond with a solid "I know!!" What should I do?!! Maybe I should tie him up in the basement, sell his iPad and use the money to buy really expensive apps for mine! Where's that damn rope?!!!!:D
     
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  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Hahahaha. Honestly, your first problem was letting him use your 3G in the first place. iPad's are for individual use. :). Tell him you don't want him to use your iPad anymore and put a passcode lock on it.
     
  4. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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    The OP said, ROOMMATE, not BOYFRIEND.

    I'm not even sure if the OP is a dude or a chick....
     
  5. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    probably a dude... thats why its hilarious! :D
     
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  7. btrav13 macrumors 6502

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    I think the argument of "my money paid for the one that's in my hand, so it doesn't belong to you and it's not your property" should be sufficient. Now if you are generous and let them borrow it on occasion, then that's nice of you, but shouldn't expected.
     
  8. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    It is not the iPad's fault. The situation only exposes his true character.

    End the relationship/friendship. Get another roommate.
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Tell him to pay for internet access and to set up a WiFi router.
     
  10. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Somehow this doesn't sound like the sort of dispute you have with someone who isn't either a sibling or a life-partner.
     
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    hack it, run mywi to share your connection out to his.
     
  13. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Way to encourage roommate lameness.
     
  14. MikeWill19 macrumors newbie

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    Get them to sell it and use the money to upgrade
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. For the life of me, I don't understand why someone would order the wifi only version if they didn't have wifi at home.:rolleyes:
     
  16. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    This sounds like life presenting you with an excellent opportunity to learn how to set boundaries.

    If you don't learn to say 'no' to people, they'll walk all over you for the rest of your life. And once you say 'no', they usually figure out how to resolve their issue on their own.
     
  17. err404 macrumors 68020

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    Unless you completely lack internet access at home, just buy a WiFi router. It will cost you less then $50 and drasticly improve both of your iPad experiences.
     
  18. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah just buy a wifi router.
     
  19. Blakjack thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Dude I am. This is what happens when u move in with someone who knows nothing about apple products and buys an iPad just because u did.
     
  20. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

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    Tell him if he'll pay for the $10 for the app and split the 3G bill (assuming unlimited data) then you'll install MiWi and broadcast a network for him.
     
  21. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    Just jailbreak use cydia and download mywi and then you can tether him and use yours to, also have him pay half your data bill.
     
  22. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

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    Tell him to get Wi-Fi. I pay $19.95 a month for cable internet and a wireless router can be bought for around $20.

    I also have the unlimited 3G plan because I take my iPad everywhere I go but use Wi-Fi at home because it is much faster.
     
  23. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    why are you posting your personal relationship issues on a forum? You can't handle this yourself?
     
  24. Blakjack thread starter macrumors 68000

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