iPad Wi-Fi or iPad LTE?

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

  • Wi-Fi only iPad

    Votes: 15 37.5%
  • iPad with LTE

    Votes: 25 62.5%

  • Total voters
    40

ardchoille50

macrumors 68020
Feb 6, 2014
2,142
1,216
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.
 
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placidity44

macrumors 6502
May 20, 2015
367
166
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.
 

Rayy42

macrumors 6502
Oct 7, 2014
344
155
Have an Air 2 LTE 64GB and I don't regret it at all. Use it for work and play often.
 

Badrottie

Suspended
May 8, 2011
4,317
333
Los Angeles
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.
 

newellj

macrumors 604
Oct 15, 2014
7,748
2,629
East of Eden
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.
 

Ladyc0524

macrumors member
Aug 31, 2014
70
49
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
 

smooth

macrumors 6502
Nov 12, 2007
361
29
Detroit
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.
 

newellj

macrumors 604
Oct 15, 2014
7,748
2,629
East of Eden
$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.
 

iGeek2014

macrumors 68020
Jun 29, 2014
2,113
1,093
=== Nowheresville ===
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.
 

Mliii

macrumors 65816
Jan 28, 2006
1,126
4
Southern California
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.
 
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jbachandouris

macrumors 601
Aug 18, 2009
4,946
1,912
Upstate NY
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
 

fcomstoc

macrumors regular
Sep 12, 2013
106
59
Las Vegas, NV
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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