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    Which is faster 3G or Wifi?

    I am trying to understand these two. I have both. One, I pay $25 monthly for to AT&T because I wanted to be able to always access the Internet and there is no contract. Join anytime, cancel anytime.

    Then ~

    I also have WiFi.

    I feel so dumb as I don't remember which one I pay through Comcast and AT&T.

    And which one is faster? At home, here, I think I use WiFi more....shitums. I have no clue.

    Doesn't it say up top in the left hand corner what I'm using?
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    Wifi speed depends on the broadband connection speed which the wifi router is connected, but in the vast majority of cases it is the fastest connection. The iPad will use a wifi connection in preference to a 3G connection. You can turn the 3G and/or wifi off via settings.

    You pay AT&T for your 3G connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prasius View Post
    Wifi speed depends on the broadband connection speed which the wifi router is connected, but in the vast majority of cases it is the fastest connection. The iPad will use a wifi connection in preference to a 3G connection. You can turn the 3G and/or wifi off via settings.

    You pay AT&T for your 3G connection.
    This I did not know at all! Thank you so much! My broadband connection speed is very fast. So that is why my ipad is so fast?
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    No probs.

    Is that why the ipad is so quick? If you mean loading web pages then yes, but it should be comparable to your normal computer.

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    Oh it is! I am not a patient person.
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    Patience is a virtue Sweet Marie Yes, your wifi will always be faster if you're on broadband.
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    Generally wifi is faster but that depends on your isp. If you are rely wanting to know download the speedtest.net app for iphone and test both of the speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Hal View Post
    Patience is a virtue Sweet Marie Yes, your wifi will always be faster if you're on broadband.


    Not one of my best features, I'm afraid..

    Okay. So when I am not at home we use 3G? Because we don't tap into people's broadband, right?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jake18oly View Post
    Generally wifi is faster but that depends on your isp. If you are rely wanting to know download the speedtest.net app for iphone and test both of the speeds.
    I don't have an iPhone, though.....
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    Yes, you might get into trouble tapping into someone else's broadband
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetPoison View Post
    I don't have an iPhone, though.....
    You don't need an iPhone, it will run on the iPad.



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