WiFi or 3G

Discussion in 'iPad' started by chrisiw, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. chrisiw macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi all
    Can someone please help me with this question, I may be getting a iPad with 3G, but do not understand this.

    1 When at home and within my wifi range does it default to my own wifi, also when out and about say im in a coffee shop with wifi, as I would not want it to use my 3G allowance.
    2 If out of range of any WiFi does it then default to 3G.

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Yes, the 3G model defaults to WiFi when available, similar to an iPhone. You can also turn off the 3G radio if concerned or, alternatively, turn off the WiFi if you have a weak signal and want to force 3G on.
     
  3. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    1.Yes it will automatically connect to and use your homes wifi, if you are out and about it will automatically connect to any open wifi connections

    2. Yes it will automatically start to use your 3G connection
     
  4. chrisiw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys for your help, that has answered my questions
     

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