Welp.. I regret not waiting to get the 3G model

Discussion in 'iPad' started by duelingdragons, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

    May 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    How easy do you think it'll be to sell my 32GB Wifi model so I can upgrade to the 3G model?
  2. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2005
    Just return it to the store - Apple will take it back.
  3. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Return it now, or when I get the 3G model?
    Also, I got it at Best Buy, not sure if that makes a difference lol.
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Slap it on eBay with shipping to the uk and you'll make your money back easy.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I'd eBay it if you need the profit. Why do you regret not getting the 3G model?
  6. dougb256 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Some people make easy things way too hard. Best Buy has a 14 (or is it 30?) day return period. Just return it and end your regrets.
  7. raremage macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    I can identify with this. The iPad to me feels like connectivity needs to be constantly ubiquitous - meaning, it should just always be there.

    I can fake that with my phone in wifi ap mode, but it's a not exactly the same thing.

    I'm really considering the same decision - return or resell mine and grathe 3G as soon as they are available.
  8. sparkstsa macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    I canceled my 3G and got the wifi. I am getting a Palm Pre Plus with verizon that has 5gb mobile hotspot for no extra charge. That way my ipad, ipod touch, and laptop can all have 3G.
  9. RebelRed macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2010
  10. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    I really think 3g is the way to go if you just want it to work well and to be easy to use. It is a bit of a bummer that you need an additional service plan for it. But it really eliminates a lot of gotchas and workarounds.
  11. phillyred79 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    When I bought my extra iPad (in case Saturday UPS didn't come through) the first thing I asked was about the return policy- if you open it 15% restocking fee.
  12. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    I've been waiting for this thread to see if people regret getting the WiFi Only iPad. I am exercising extreme patience by waiting for the 3G to become available. The first day was the hardest (very, very hard) but yesterday was easier and today it's no sweat.

    I just can't imagine not wanting to take the iPad everywhere and being limited by what it can do outside of Wifi range...especially when subscribing to the 3G service is optional and be turned off and on without penalties.
  13. ashVID macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Yup, 15% loss at BB. I would sell it now before there is an official 3G release date. I expect to see a glut of iPads around 3G release day. For most people, it just makes more sense if you can afford it. I mean $14.99 for an emergency data access is worth it for most of us. Most my favorite apps require, or at least are enhanced, by some connectivity and I'm just using my iPhone too much as a phone to take real advantage. 3G iPad for me was an easy call.

    ash =o)
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I'll buy it for $350! Do you take a bad check? :D
  15. techkidd4400 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2007
    I have noticed this too. It's easy to initially overlook the importance of constant connectivity, but when you consider that the apps on the ipad were designed to run on the iphone which has cell phone connectivity, it's obvious that some apps (maybe many apps) will not function as designed without an-internet connection. Without a wifi connection, my twitter app, maps app, and a few games, to name a few, will not work on the ipad. Even some of the Apple apps, like iTunes, iBooks, apps store, require connectivity.

    I guess Apple didn't make 3G standard in order to keep the price down on some of the models, but I completely missed the importance of 3G connectivity. Still, I am keeping my wifi-only iPad, and hoping that they allow tethering with the iPhone.
  16. pooryou macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    Mine will never leave the house unless maybe on a trip. iPhone is so much better suited for carrying around. YMMV of course, but I can't imagine wanting to carry this around.
  17. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    +1, only with a Motorola Droid.
  18. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    I think 3G would be superior, especially if you travel, but I can't pay the same company for two data packages, it's just too irritating. Holding out for an iPhone jailbreak.
  19. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    This statement is redundant - meaning it states the same thing twice.
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I can understand that, even explained twice ... but the OP came here and hasn't bothered to explain why. He's trolling imho. I simply cannot see paying $30 to AT&T for iPhone data and another $15-$30 to them for a second data plan. I don't pay Time Warner for cable connection per computer, why pay per device? It's not like I'd use data on both my iPad and iPhone at the same time, ideally.
  21. shelby77 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2010
    You might want to talk to BB - you can tell them you are having trouble keeping a wifi connection and it's too frustrating, so you want the 3G. I returned a Nav system and they wanted to charge the restock fee - I explained it didn't work the way it was supposed to - couldn't find the library from my house - and they waived the return fee. No more questions. Worth a try.
  22. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    I regret not getting the 3G model. I'd return it, but don't want to eat the $90 restocking fee. I might have to consider eBay. :(
  23. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    You're right, but so what? It's $15 or $30 per month to make your life better and easier, or you can try to outwit it with cables and bluetooth.
  24. tunerX Suspended


    Nov 5, 2009
    I am waiting.

    This is my reasoning... I do not have a phone that does AP mode, why buy a phone and a data plan for the phone so I can share it to a wifi iPad when I will never use the data plan on the phone for anything else...
  25. cualexander macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    I wanted the 3G initially because you just want to pull it out your pocket and be connected... then I realized, I have no pockets big enough for the iPad...

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