iPad Wi-Fi or iPad LTE?

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Do you have a Wifi-only iPad or an iPad with LTE?

  1. Wi-Fi only iPad

    15 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. iPad with LTE

    25 vote(s)
    62.5%
  1. generalsmart macrumors regular

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    #1
    iPad Owners,

    Do you have a a Wi-Fi only iPad or an iPad with LTE?
     
  2. EdenTan macrumors member

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  3. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I purchased the Wi-Fi + LTE model of the iPad Air 2 because I planned to use it outside my home and would likely need to be connected for some of the work I planned to do. I've been quite happy with it thus far.
     
  4. placidity44 macrumors 6502

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    iPad Air 2 with LTE. Wish I would've gotten the wi-fi model because I rarely am out and about and if I was I could use my iPhone as a hotspot.
     
  5. Donoghan macrumors regular

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    I've had both. I'll always have LTE as long as I'm using an iPad.
     
  6. Rayy42 macrumors 6502

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    Have an Air 2 LTE 64GB and I don't regret it at all. Use it for work and play often.
     
  7. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I have mini 2 lte. Wanted one with gps.

    Want to make a car mount for it.
     
  8. Badrottie Suspended

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    Air 1 with LTE... I wish I should have bought wifi only Air cuz 250MB a month is not enough for me and I have a mobile hotspot that is unlimited data for $45 a month.
     
  9. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I have 5GB plan on my phone and for $10 get 5GB (match size of phone) on iPad.
     
  10. newellj macrumors 601

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    LTE since the iPad 2. I need _MOBILE_ data, not data that's tied to a free wifi location. I also use my iPad for work, which means greater security than open Google wifi at a Starbucks. The real GPS chip is sometimes a plus. It costs me $10/month per iPad on my VZW plan with shared data.
     
  11. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    LTE on my Air 2 because I wanted GPS for sure and an option to activate LTE on an as-needed basis with Apple SIM.
     
  12. Ladyc0524 macrumors member

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    I have an Air 2 LTE on my AT&T plan. I travel a lot and I use it at work, which has spotty WiFi
     
  13. MatthewUT44 macrumors newbie

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    iPad mini 2 wifi only. Have my iPhone for LTE.
     
  14. smooth macrumors 6502

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    Wi-Fi. For as little as I use it where there is no wi-fi, I just can't justify the extra cost of the device or the monthly charge to add it to my data plan. I also have an iPhone though, so if I really needed to get online for something I just use my phone. I think I've used the personal hotspot feature once.
     
  15. cardfan macrumors 65816

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  16. newellj macrumors 601

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    $10/month for the iPad isn't nothing, but it's not a lot for the (IMO) much, much better experience for most purposes with the bigger screen.
     
  17. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

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    I've got a (second hand) iPad Air 2 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular. I traded up from the rMini 2 to make use of the processor and 2GB of RAM.

    Whilst there are plenty of free hotspots here in the UK there are none I can use on my work break so I need mobile data as my airtime carrier is stuck on GPRS.
     
  18. ipadle macrumors newbie

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    Can I ask you what is the difference? Becouse I don't understand you. :)
     
  19. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    LTE. You don't have to activate it, or you can activate it as needed and then shut it down the following month. And it adds true GPS and likely increases resale value. It also offers greater user flexibility.
     
  20. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    I would also vote LTE. I bought a wifi Air 2 and never used it since I use my rMBP at the house. The odds of it being useful increase when it can be used outside the house. Yes, I know, you can use your iPhone as a hotspot.

    YMMV
     
  21. person s macrumors newbie

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    me too, but my wife has a mini 3 with LTE and it's particularly good for travel
     
  22. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Ok OP, what will you do with this enlightening information?
     
  23. jponce97 macrumors member

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    LTE since T-Mobile had a "Wifi price" promotion going on
     
  24. fcomstoc macrumors member

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    Last year I bought my 64gb Mini Wifi, I wished almost immediately that I had gone for the LTE version instead, I don't really use it outside of the house because of that limitation and when I am going to be somewhere with Wifi I just bring my rMBP. I thought about replacing it but considering that I paid $800 for it and now its worth about $300 I don't think that is really an option,

    My opinion, get the LTE version and even if you don't think you will ever use it without wifi, its always good to have the option
     

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