Should I get 3g or Wi-Fi? (Verizon broadband card user)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pjny, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010

    I am trying to decide whether I should wait for the Ipad 3g or settle down with a Ipad Wi-fi.

    The main reason I don't want to buy the ipad 3g version is that Verizon/Novatel USB 760 card(provided by the company) speeds are typically 2-4 times faster than ATT 3g in New York City.

    I am thinking of using the ipad with the Novatel 760 on a Cradlepoint PHS300 that's on sale for $100.

    I have a Wi-fi router at home and I have a jailbroken iphone 3g with MyWi(creates a wi-fi hotspot for the ipad to connect to). I used the ipad tethered wirelessly to the iphone 3g and performance was ok but battery drain on the iphone was pretty significant.

    The only reason I am hesitant about getting the ipad wi-fi is that the ipad 3g has A-GPS. I use location services a lot on my iphone 3g.

    Please help.

  2. xROBERTxDAVISx macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    If you can afford the 3g version and the contract on it then get it. If you cant then get a wi-fi one...Simples.

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