Wifi vs. Wifi + 3G - Which do/did you get?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wineandcarbs, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious which model you have gone/are going for and why.
     
  2. navt macrumors newbie

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    Because you will always regret it

    Wi-fi+3G. I know there is a £100 difference, but it's great knowing you can use it just about anywhere.
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    32-Black-AT&T. Ultimate portability. Considered tethering, but the 3G has the functional GPS, too. :)
     
  4. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I got the WiFi, since pretty much anywhere I'll be using it has WiFi. In addition, I have the tethering plan for the iPhone so if I can't get WiFi I can use that as a last resort.
     
  5. MrMac'n'Cheese macrumors 6502a

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    +1 never know when I'll be stranded in the woods and it helps to have the ability IF you need it....


    64 white verizon
     
  6. rockem sockem macrumors newbie

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    What navt said..

    Also I got the ATT one because I'm already a customer and is faster typically than Verizon. Of course that depends on where live and probably a host of other variables.
     
  7. Antfer macrumors member

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    Go n against da grain here. Wifi
    Can jus turn on da hotspot on da iPhone 4.
    No need 2 make At&t richer.
     
  8. dmaul1114 macrumors 6502

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    Wifi only. I just couldn't justify the $129 extra for a 3g model. That's just a rip off, 3G chips don't cost anywhere near that much. The 3G Kindle is only $50 more and includes free 3G access (granted the web sucks on it, but still).

    Combine that with the fact that I'm around wifi the majority of the time as I have it home and office, and get it at the hotel when traveling, and it just wasn't worth it to me personally.

    If it was like $50 more I may have got it for the convenience of having it if I did need (i.e. if buying a month was cheaper than paying for the wifi at a hotel etc.). But for $129 more I just couldn't justify it given how seldom I'd even consider buying 3g access.
     
  9. neworleans-7 macrumors regular

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    32GB White Wifi. Didn't need the 3G since I'm usually in a Wifi area. If I'm not I'll just use the hotspot from my iPhone.
     
  10. bass93 macrumors regular

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    Just picked up a 32GB 3G first gen on Craigslist for $350 in immaculate condition, with box, cord, wall adapter, Belkin case, and Invisible Shield. One heck of a deal if you ask me. I'm lovin it!
     
  11. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    If you do any international travel, the GSM (AT&T) model is fantastic. Since the device is not SIM-locked, you can buy an inexpensive pre-paid SIM in most countries and just pop it in and go. It's *much* cheaper than roaming data.

    Also, if you're willing to do the jail-break, your iPad can become a very effective WiFi hotspot for your other devices. The great iPad battery life is a real plus for this.
     

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