Any hope of a 3g adapter.

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  1. woofWoof

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    Heyhi all- does anyone think or know of a 3G adapter to be available for our "old" non-3G iPads?
     
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    3G

    I doubt one will come. In my case I tether to my jailbroken iPhone and it works great...
     
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    Maybe a DIY self project once parts start showing up on fleabay. But I can't see anything official.
     
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    You don't really need an adapter you can either tether to your cell phone or get one of those portable hot spot devices.
     
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    Try search for Huawei 5830
     
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    That's what I am using and it works very well. My only gripe about it is the battery life which seems to be around 4 or 5 hours.
     
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    My wife and I love our Sprint 3G/4G Overdrive... If you are a two iPad family, this is the only way to go.... We love the option to connect our laptops as well.. a Huge added bonus... I have not had one problem connecting into the 3G network network yet, and had a chance to connect into Sprints 4G in Portland last week.. I cant even tell you how fast 4G is.. It makes my broadband almost look sic....
     
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    Only downside is if you had to sign a 2-year contract. ATT can be canceled at any time.
     
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    I dont recall saying i signed a 2-year contract.. did i accidentally write that.. I dont think so.. I actually picked up a new 3G/4G Overdrive for $50 to my door.. No Contract... Come and go as i please but i dont see that happening anytime soon. BTW- you should be able to pick up the Overdrives for $50-75 bucks, no contracts on eBay.. just keep your eyes out..
     
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    And I did not say you did. I said "if", meaning I was unsure if you had or had not. I also am unsure if a 2-year contract is required to use the service. You go to Sprint's website, and you see "Requires new line or eligible
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    with a 2-yr contract".
     
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    Do the right thing and just buy a 3G! Steve Jobs needs your money!
     
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    Yup your right my apology;)... I'm an existing customer with Sprint which may have something to do with non-contract requirement. They added my 3G to my existing account which expires this Sept. I just checked my account to make sure they didn't do anything sneaky and it appears they didn't, my account still shows our contract expiring Sept 2010. I would have signed for a two year anyway because both my wife and I will depend on the 3G. We both had the data service on each of our phones and tethered our laptops for two years. We droped that serrvice and saved $30 a month, so we actually increased our monthly by $30. In our situation we would have both sprung for the unlimited 3G. Doing it this way was a break even for us. If you end up with two 3G accounts it makes a lot of sense to consider the 3G/4G MiFi simply because of versatalty. ;)
     

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