iPad mini Using LTE iPad Mini on Airplane?

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  1. Jman14 macrumors 6502

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    This may be a stupid question...

    But I am going in a flight from San Deigo to Miami next week.

    I am considering getting an iPad Mini LTE to use on the plane while I am there.

    I just want to make sure reception for LTE function will be available from what other have experienced in their travels.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You will have to use the iPad in airplane mode in flight so LTE will not be available
    You would be able to use WiFi if available on the flight
     
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    You are not allowed to use cellular connection on an airplane.

    You will have to purchase a wifi package for your flight if the airline/airplane has this feature.
     
  4. Jman14 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    DUH!

    I guess my mind wasn't with me.. Haha.

    Thanks guys.
     
  5. KevinMac macrumors regular

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    Many airlines are now offering GoGo Internet or something similar
     
  6. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    The obvious answer is wait for the iPad mini 2? :D Coming this month. Just bear with your flight, iPad-less.
     
  7. mncmoore macrumors regular

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    And you can't reach the cell towers from 30,000 feet. It's not a satellite connection.
     

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