What can you do on a 3G that you can't do on wifi only?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FloridaMac, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. FloridaMac macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2008
    Destin, Fl
    I know this is a silly question. I know you can't get internet access if your not in a hotspot and you can't use GPS. Anything else? Can you watch movies, netflix, play games on a wifi only?
  2. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Yes, you can definitely do all those things. There's nothing wifi can't do that 3G can, other than the two you mentioned.
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    The only difference is being able to access the internet away from wifi hotspots and lack of real GPS as you mentioned. That's it. Being an iPhone owner, I can say that that makes it infinitely more useful.
  4. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    It also obviously limits usability of certain GPS-enabled applications, like Star Walks (as just one example).
  5. FloridaMac thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2008
    Destin, Fl
    If internet is the only big difference, and GPS, I'll just use my iphone 4 to access something on the web if I'm away from a hotspot. Mine would barely leave the house anyway.
  6. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2007
    Speed for me. 3G is consistently faster than wifi at hotels and airports, somewhat 3-10 times faster. I travel a lot. First thong I do at a hotel is a speed test to determine if I'm going wifi or 3G. Wifi only wins at my house or office. Rarely at a hotel.
  7. Jxo177 macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    You can always jailbreak that iPhone and buy mywi. Now I always have a hotspot on me!
  8. sapporobaby macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2007
    3 earth minutes from your location....
    You are limited to some things in the iTunes Store that might require a wifi only connection to download.
  9. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    3G all the way, baby...

    It's the small things for me, such as, for example, being able to sit in a parking lot anywhere, far from any Wifi network, and being able to browse, shop, etc. The larger screen (than my iPhone 4) makes things like this much easier to accomplish.

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