LTE or no LTE on the iPad Pro

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  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering which one should I get?

    I feel that every where I go I will have wifi.

    Therefore, do I really need it?
     
  2. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    It is simple, if you want GPS, get the LTE, if you don't care about GPS, skip it.
     
  3. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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    i ordered 128 wifi; sort of want the LTE but i can always tether...not sure what i'll do. will go the store later and if they have the LTE still available i might purchase it. but i can always tether..
     
  4. Joe Rossignol Editor

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    Sounds like you don't need it then. At least you have your smartphone at times without Wi-Fi.
     
  5. Thunderbird macrumors 6502a

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    If one buys the basic model with wi-fi only, is there any way to add cellular to it via a dongle or something?
     
  6. cforster macrumors 6502

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    No dongle. Have to either tether or buy LTE version.
     
  7. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I went for the lte model. I don't "need" it but it's nice to have.
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    An iPad without LTE is like a car without air conditioning. IMHO.
     
  9. Kavier macrumors 6502a

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    I opted for the 128 GB w/o LTE. I have never missed it on my current iPad, so I didn't feel like I needed it on this one.
     
  10. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502

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    LTE makes sense on a Mini or Air. On the Pro, much less so.
     
  11. johnothy macrumors regular

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    There aren't any realistic iPad LTE data plans unless you are lucky enough to have a grandfathered AT&T unlimited plan...there needs to be a 10GB for $50, then it might be worth your time and cost.
     
  12. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    Make sure you try this thing in person first…

    It's absolutely staggeringly large and you may find it's kind of pointless to have LTE on it as it may not leave the house or office much
     
  13. deezydesigns macrumors newbie

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    Can you still transfer grandfathered lines on att cause I have 2 that I would just give away
     
  14. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Each persons use case varies. You may think that but others might not.
     
  15. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    What's your point?
    Do you need to post something that says "some people thing 1 thing - others think others"?

    Think we all know that hoss.
     
  16. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Same goes for your post bud. :)
     
  17. hamiltonrwatch macrumors regular

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    I bought an iPad 3 with cellular a few years back and can count on one hand the number of times I used it. With tethering, it doesn't seem worth the extra cash. On the iPad Pro, I made a point not to buy the LTE version. The places I go with iffy WiFi, I just connect with my iPhone 6+.
     
  18. eekcat macrumors 6502a

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    I have a grandfathered ATT unlimited plan, so... yes, I ordered an LTE model. :)

    Useful for when I'm on the road, riding in a car, and for goofing off at work (I'm IT, but have trust issues.)
     
  19. McGiord macrumors 601

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    is that an iPad data plan? Or you use your iPhone SIM?
     
  20. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Normally I would always recommend LTE, but I have a mini 4 with LTE and my iPhone I can tether to, so I went with 128 wifi.
     
  21. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    IPad pro holds the tethering better than other iPads imo!!
     
  22. eekcat macrumors 6502a

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    iPad data plan, from my way-back original iPad
     
  23. ronm99 macrumors 6502

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    I like having the GPS, even though I very rarely use it in my iPads (just laughing to myself at the thought of using an iPad pro as a car navigation tool).

    But the main reason I'm getting the LTE version is because of the T-Mobile free for life plan. It is only 200MB of data, but it is free and allows me to use my iPad without WiFi on those occasions where I need to.

    Also, I like the option of having separate carriers. If I'm ever staying somewhere where my phone carrier does not have a good connection, I can always pay to enable a plan on my iPad from a different carrier so I can have internet.

    And a final reason is if I travel internationally, it is one more (unlocked) device that I can buy a data SIM card for to give me internet access.
     
  24. McGiord macrumors 601

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    is that an iPad data plan? Or you use your iPhone SIM?
    I signed for the 200MB and they lasted 30 seconds... in my experience it's a gimmick
     
  25. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    If I need gps I just use my iPhone, and if wifi isn't available for my iPad I just connect to my iPhone hotspot.
     

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