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

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

  1. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Just curious which model you have gone/are going for and why.
  2. navt macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    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

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    32-Black-AT&T. Ultimate portability. Considered tethering, but the 3G has the functional GPS, too. :)
  4. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    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


    May 11, 2010
    +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

    Apr 4, 2011
    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

    Mar 20, 2011
    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

    Mar 12, 2011
    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


    May 18, 2008
    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

    Aug 25, 2009
    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

    Jun 8, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    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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