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    Upgrading ipad WiFi only to 3G

    Is it possible?
    Right now I only have an iPad 2 with WiFi only, and no 3G, and was curious if it is possible to upgrade so it has 3G capabilities.

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    Only way is to buy a WiFi hotspot device. The iPad WiFi only can't be upgraded to 3G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid2mac
    Only way is to buy a WiFi hotspot device. The iPad WiFi only can't be upgraded to 3G.
    Thank you that's all I needed to know.

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    Yes - a portable WiFi hotspot - sometimes known as a MiFi - is the way forward. They're very small portable devices that provide a local WiFi hotspot by linking to the Internet over 3G. Most cellular operators have such a device available. Also, some mobile phones - such as the iPhone4 and some Android devices - can provide this capability too.

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    I use the hotspot on my droid x to provide me with 3G capability of my 32GB wifi only ipad2 and it works quite well. I don't know how it compares to one with built in 3G as far as speed, but I'm on Verizon so the coverage is good. I would like to do a side by side comparison of connection speed tests with a 3G iPad and mine connected via my droid to see the difference, I'm sure there is some lag when using the droid as the hotspot. I have also thought about the dedicated mobile hotspots that are available from many carriers these days. I wonder if they have a stronger signal to make very much of a difference when connoting multiple devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid2mac View Post
    Only way is to buy a WiFi hotspot device. The iPad WiFi only can't be upgraded to 3G.
    Hey stranger!

    I never knew this. Great thread!
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    I use a MiFi with my iPad and I have to say it's great! Its pricey to buy to start, around 80 but you can typically get them on eBay cheaper. At times the connection has been faster than the local wifi connection at Starbucks.... Highly recommend

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikooc
    I use a MiFi with my iPad and I have to say it's great! Its pricey to buy to start, around 80 but you can typically get them on eBay cheaper. At times the connection has been faster than the local wifi connection at Starbucks.... Highly recommend

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    Cool, now would I still have to pay a monthly subscription? I'm guessing it's a yes, but I did some research on it and I'm most definentley getting this in the future, this would really come in handy. Thanks!

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    I teather a the 3g connection from my iPhone4 and have done it i the past with a N97..

    However i've heard alot about that MiFi thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostrebluc

    Cool, now would I still have to pay a monthly subscription? I'm guessing it's a yes, but I did some research on it and I'm most definentley getting this in the future, this would really come in handy. Thanks!
    Yes you do, but if you shop around you can get a good deal without breaking the bank

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