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    Hi All
    I have just received for Christmas a 32GB iPad... wifi but not 3G.
    Firstly, do I need 3G? I am not likely to use it as a browser away from home very often, I do have an iPhone which I occasionally use but never really find it satisfactory. Could I use the iPad as a GPS? My car has an inbuilt GPS which costs $300 to upgrade to new maps every time which seems quite ridiculous when I have the one on my phone but that is rather small.
    If it is considered that having 3G is better, can i do something to convert my new iPad to 3G?
    Thank you and any tips would be well received. I know nothing at all about technology.
    Thank you
    Sandy
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    It is really a personal choice to have 3G or not. I have it but I travel both here and overseas and want to be able to have coverage wherever I am. There are other ways to acquire connectivity though, tethering with your iPhone is one and buying a mobile device that will allow varying number of devices to connect to the net is another. Only a 3g ipad will allow full GPS coverage although there is some success with wifi only but wholly dependent on the number of Towers in the area you are in. Even though both our cars have built in satnavs we still use the iPad, the screen size makes it an ideal viewing platform to navigate for long drives in the country exploring. You need to work out what you need from the ipad. I say if you can afford it get it. I have Telstra prepaid and just top up when I will be needing it. Apple does have a 14 day window in which if you change your mind you can upgrade. Food for thought anyway, hope this helps you.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    A very informative thread from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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    Thank you for that reply... the 14 day window interests me but I have taken it out of the box and tried to use it, photos etc, would they still ungrade, do you think? Sandy
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    Yes they will, I recently bought a MacBook pro for my daughter and was told to have her try it out and even to install software she wanted to run. Well she did and decided faster processors was the way to go. We just deleted everything and took it back within the time period, not a problem! There are many here who have done the same thing. Good luck with your decision!

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