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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Johnny Steps, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

    Johnny Steps

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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?
     
  2. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

    Buckeyestar

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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.
     
  3. noteple macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  4. Bokes macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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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.
     
  6. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

    Ecoh

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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.
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

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    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.
     
  8. mtneer macrumors 68020

    mtneer

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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..
     
  9. SavMBP15 macrumors 6502

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    Seriously?
     

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