Still trying to decide 3G vs Wifi

Discussion in 'iPad' started by christophermdia, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. christophermdia macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2008
    OK so I do have a 64gb 3G on order, I do also own a Verizon Mifi, is it stupid for me to get the 3g version? I figure I would use the 3g once in a blue moon, but will have it just in case I need it. I am thinking more along the lines of just carrying the ipad and mifi around everywhere when it could all be built in. Or is the Wifi just a much more logical option......?

    P.S. I have a mifi because I travel a lot and actually save money with the mifi vs horrible hotel wifi, which most times is non-existent in rooms.
  2. cwazytech macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2009
    I struggled with this same issue(minus having the Verizon MiFi). I just figured that if I absolutely needed internet access and wasn't near a wifi area, that I could just use my iPhone. Then a friend of mine suggested that I should buy the 3G for resale value. Even if I decided to never use the 3G it might be easier to sell when and if I decided to upgrade. As far as your situation goes, I would do anthing to avoid carrying both of those items. I crave convenience and would hate to carry around more than I have to.
  3. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2009
    Fort Pierce
    For me that was a "No Brainer"..... I hate to buy into the idea that one should have a separate plan for each device one owns. If I go anywhere where I don't have a WiFi connection chances are that I still have my phone with me.....

    Right now I am tethering my iPhone to the iPad and it works great! Should that option be not available with the next iPhone I will just switch to an HTC Evo that comes with tethering built in.

    Pay for a connection for each device will go the way "Compuserve" did, if anybody remembers that racket. They used to charge by characters transmitted!

    So, AT&T enjoy while it lasts:)

  4. H00513R macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2010
    I say drop the 3G option and just get the wifi. Especially if you'll only use it sparingly. I don't plan on reselling my iPad or anything so I'm sure about that aspect. I have a 32 GB and am very happy with it.
  5. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
    if you don't have a smart phone already then its a no-brainer... wifi!

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