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    Hi, when I got my IPad I thought I would only use it at home with my wi fi , so didn't get the 3G. I am going into hospital soon and really wish I had the 3G .......I think there is a way I can connect........something like a dongle???Can anyone help an OAP in distress

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    No. You can't connect to 3G on a non 3G iPad. But, why not connect to the hospital's wifi system?

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    U can use ur phone as wifi hotspot that is if ur having a smart phone.
    from my white I pad 3G/wifi 16 gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjleworthy
    No. You can't connect to 3G on a non 3G iPad. But, why not connect to the hospital's wifi system?
    Yes you can, I use a MyFi with my wifi only iPad, it is fantastic, super fast too!

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    Of course, but that's not the iPad connecting to the Internet direct. That's a work around like A.K.'s idea. Could be quite costly to set up just for a hospital visit if you don't already have the facility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjleworthy
    Of course, but that's not the iPad connecting to the Internet direct. That's a work around like A.K.'s idea. Could be quite costly to set up just for a hospital visit if you don't already have the facility.
    But the op mentioned about a dongle........which is a workaround.

    FWIW, I stayed in hospital earlier this year and guess what......no wifi. i was in a brand new (opened this year) hospital a couple of weeks back and guess what, no wifi networks detected, which surprised me, but still, not a bean.....just switched on my MyFi and off I went.

    I bought a PAYG MyFi from 3 which comes loaded with 3GB of data. Only need to top it up if I need to use it, no contract.....really is great.

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    Thanks for answers. It must be the MiFi that I have heard of, is it easy to understand? Hospital doesn't have wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybird
    Thanks for answers. It must be the MiFi that I have heard of, is it easy to understand? Hospital doesn't have wifi.
    Yes, really easy, and any problems then you know where we are for help......have a look here http://www.three.co.uk/Mobile_Broadband/MiFi

    Any questions about it just ask, I've been using mine for just under a month.

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    Check with the hospital administration before splashing out money because a lot of NHS hospitals have a ban on using mobile devices and that would include a 3G UTMS in most areas.

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    Thanks again all help. Yes I will check with hospital.......Wonder how long 3GB lasts (roughly). Sorry for being so stupid......


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