I am considering buying an iPad2 for use in my motorhome. When in the motorhome we usually stay in a fairly remote area in Northern California that has poor cell phone coverage.
In the motorhome I use an ATT iPhone4 on which I can get a usable cell signal if I use a Wilson Sleek Cell Phone Signal booster. (the phone sits in a cradle) Without the Sleek I have one bar with no internet connection.
With the Sleek I usually get 2-3 bars usually with Edge service but occasionally I will get 3G.
I don't like using the iPhone for internet access because of the size of the screen and because it sits in a cradle making it awkward to use so I have a separate desktop that I use with a Verizon UMW190 USB modem. Using the modem I get a weak one or two bar but usable signal for my Internet use.
I am very confused and really need help determining what would be the best way for me to use an iPad in the above situation.
I am wondering if mifi might be the answer. I have been reading about mifi offered by Verizon and ATT (virgin mobile does not offer coverage in this area) and understand that it turns 3G into a wifi hotspot.(is that basically what the Verizon USB modem does for my desktop?)
Will mifi offered by either ATT or Verizon be able to grab enough signal to allow me to use the iPad2?
Will iPad2 operate on Edge signal?
I have other questions but will start with these, thanks to anyone that is willing to help me out!