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    I love my launch day 3G. It has already been invaluable to me on many occasions particularly during power outages (common in Miami during rainy/hurricane season) and especially when the static discharge from a rogue lightening strike fried my wireless router (just the router mind you, weird). Having uninterrupted internet access is crucial for me since a work out of my home managing my finances. Fortunately I live in an area where ATT signal is very strong and reasonably fast. I would recommend the 3G for anyone living in any area prone to natural disasters. It's a great addition to any emergency kit. I know that I could probably get away with doing this from my smartphone but the combination of screen size convenience and battery life just doesn't exist in the smartphone world yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edlex View Post
    I love my launch day 3G. It has already been invaluable to me on many occasions particularly during power outages (common in Miami during rainy/hurricane season) and especially when the static discharge from a rogue lightening strike fried my wireless router (just the router mind you, weird). Having uninterrupted internet access is crucial for me since a work out of my home managing my finances. Fortunately I live in an area where ATT signal is very strong and reasonably fast. I would recommend the 3G for anyone living in any area prone to natural disasters. It's a great addition to any emergency kit. I know that I could probably get away with doing this from my smartphone but the combination of screen size convenience and battery life just doesn't exist in the smartphone world yet.
    Now, Ed....that makes sense! ;-]

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    Worst part about 3G is you're on the nation's crappiest 3G network. In NYC obviously you will be fine. But come where I live...no where in 1.5 hours of me has a 3G signal through ATT...and it's not like I live in a one stoplight town...there are about 50k people that live here.

    My Verizon has full 3G coverage of course here...so I use my phone to connect through WiFi....for FREE...and it's UNLIMITED. Unlike ATT.

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    Holly, I am in the same boat, retired and just installed a new wifi/router/dsl modem and it works well. I expect to use my iPad for hi qual photo album and video album. Take photos with my 5D Mk II and videos with my HF S 21, both Canons. Who knows, I may even sell a video or photo based on displayed quality. My e-mail and browser requirements are met on my desktop where I run Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS 5, and Cyberlink Power Director as my photo and video editors/stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    Worst part about 3G is you're on the nation's crappiest 3G network. In NYC obviously you will be fine. But come where I live...no where in 1.5 hours of me has a 3G signal through ATT...and it's not like I live in a one stoplight town...there are about 50k people that live here.

    My Verizon has full 3G coverage of course here...so I use my phone to connect through WiFi....for FREE...and it's UNLIMITED. Unlike ATT.
    Yup, what he said. Nice not having to pay twice for data if you already have a smart phone with a data plan.

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    Hey Matt3w, think ya pissed off Verizon posting their map. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mslammers View Post
    Holly, I am in the same boat, retired and just installed a new wifi/router/dsl modem and it works well. I expect to use my iPad for hi qual photo album and video album. Take photos with my 5D Mk II and videos with my HF S 21, both Canons. Who knows, I may even sell a video or photo based on displayed quality. My e-mail and browser requirements are met on my desktop where I run Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS 5, and Cyberlink Power Director as my photo and video editors/stores.
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    That is exactly what i want to do with mine....except with Nikon- stills only. I need the ipad to teach photography on location here in NYC and then review the students work on-the-spot.
    3G for the net and when i am working on the boats here.

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    Try this again....


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    Quote Originally Posted by jkhonea View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    Worst part about 3G is you're on the nation's crappiest 3G network. In NYC obviously you will be fine. But come where I live...no where in 1.5 hours of me has a 3G signal through ATT...and it's not like I live in a one stoplight town...there are about 50k people that live here.

    My Verizon has full 3G coverage of course here...so I use my phone to connect through WiFi....for FREE...and it's UNLIMITED. Unlike ATT.
    Yup, what he said. Nice not having to pay twice for data if you already have a smart phone with a data plan.
    JK
    Now that we are going to get back 'on topic'....you have a point about paying twice-- I do have an iphone after all. I was all set to get a 3G-- back to the drawing board!.... ;-]


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