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


Gav2k

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Slap it on eBay with shipping to the uk and you'll make your money back easy.
 

GoCubsGo

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

dougb256

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Nov 16, 2009
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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.
 

raremage

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Nov 21, 2005
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I'd eBay it if you need the profit. Why do you regret not getting the 3G model?
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.
 

sparkstsa

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Mar 12, 2010
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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.
 

wombat888

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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.
 

phillyred79

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Mar 12, 2010
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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.
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.
 

CarboysDesire

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Jun 9, 2008
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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.
 

ashVID

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Jun 30, 2007
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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)
 

techkidd4400

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Jul 18, 2007
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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.
 

pooryou

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Sep 28, 2007
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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.
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.
 

gwynne

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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.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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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.
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.
 

shelby77

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Mar 27, 2010
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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.
 

Galley

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Mar 24, 2008
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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. :(
 

wombat888

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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.
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.
 

tunerX

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Nov 5, 2009
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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...
 

cualexander

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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...