Is there any reason for me to activate a data service if I have wifi anywhere I go?

Johnny Steps

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Jun 29, 2011
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Like school and home. At school I get tired I'd having to reconnect all the time and I felt like getting a data plan just so I didn't have to... (Yes lazy I know lol)

Opinions?
 

Buckeyestar

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Sep 17, 2011
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Why do you have to reconnect? I have wifi at home, at my parent's and at my aunt's. I don't do anything when I get to any of those places, my devices just automatically connect when I get there.
 

noteple

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Aug 30, 2011
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Got the cash get the data.

Feeling strapped WiFi is your friend.

When I had to commute in the train the data was a blessing. Got a lot done in the morning.
 

Bokes

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Mar 4, 2008
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I haven't used my data plan in awhile- but I'm pretty sure I only paid for the month if I used it. In other words if you can get through a month with WiFi- you don't pay. If you find yourself in a pinch and flip on data- you pay.
 

takeshi74

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Feb 9, 2011
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It's a matter of preference and you need to make the call. You can always try not using a data plan and seeing how it works for you if you're undecided. Polling others isn't the way to find your answer.

Personally, I find the data plan useful despite the ubiquity of WiFi. As with any subjective matter, YMMV.
 

Ecoh

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Oct 30, 2009
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If wifi is available everywhere you go, buying data is a waste.

Since you don't need to be connected to wifi to buy cell data, just don't buy it until you find you need it.
 

Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
That's why I buy my ipads wifi only...I have an iphone with a data plan, and wifi just about everywhere I go...On the rare occasions I don't, my phone is there..I'd say save some money and stick with wifi.
 

mtneer

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Sep 15, 2012
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Why don't you flip it on when you really need it? It's not like you are being asked to pre-commit before you need it..
 

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