Do we need the 3G on the ipad? or is wifi sufficiant.

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  1. Applebaum

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    I was just wondering if it's worth purchasing the 3G models or not.
     
  2. DrHouse

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    Depends if you want Internet access everywhere. In my case, I have an iPhone, so since I can tether, there is no need for 3G.

    VicoPad addict!
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    Exactly. I have 3G too as I need to be able to access the internet on a dime while I am out in the field. I simply don't have time to find a hot spot somewhere.
     
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    i've never had 3g on any device before, and will only need it about 3 or 4 times a year, if that. but i thought hey, why not, sod it.
     
  5. Hasty

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    Really you need to ask yourself how frequently you would want to use your iPad away from home. A lot 3g, rarely wifi.
    The core of the iPad's functionality is it's internet connection.

    If you find yourself uncertain there's always tethering or a pay as you go mifi.

    I my case I went for the larger storage as I already had a mifi which works well, if a fraction slower than native 3g.
     
  6. RavenMaster

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    Wifi + HTC Wifi Router = Good enough for me :)
    Plus, with the price difference, you get 32gb for the price of 16gb 3g
     
  7. The Alternative

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    If you travel a lot you'll wish you had 3G. It comes in very handy when away from home and no free wi-fi available. Doesn't tethering require a jailbroken device?
     
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  8. DrHouse

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    Not since iOS 4.3. I am able to tether via Bluetooth on my iPhone 3GS.

    VicoPad addict!
     
  9. autumnbaby

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    Almost everywhere I go has wifi (home, work, hotels, coffee shops, etc) so I didn't bother with the 3G. Plus now that Verizon has mobile hotspot on my phone I can get a data plan that actually costs less than the one offered with the 3G iPad. If I ever get in a position I need 3G I will just activate that.
     
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    I decided to get the 3G so I could get online everywhere and not have to carry another device all the time.
     

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