Does Verizon Still Require the Separate MiFI

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    I am planning on purchasing the new iPad2 but I'm debating between services. I was an iPhone user but switched to Verizon's Droid last year because of service coverage.

    I was excited to learn about Verizon's network becoming available to iPad users but don't like the concept of having to use the MiFI Hotspot in order to do so.

    Does the iPad 2 have this solution integrated or do you still need this additional device to access the Verizon network?

    Thanks in advance,

    Ryan Dykhouse
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    IT'S integrated BUT JUST BUY THE WIFI VERSION ONLY AND TETHER WITH YOUR DROID. ITS FREE AND EASY.SOME GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE RESEARCH WILL SHOW YOU EXACTLY HOW. THE IPAD 2 FOR VERZION HAS CDMA BUILT IN TO THIS TIME AROUND
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    Supposedly, with new ipad2, solution is integrated into device. Apple has already said they have versions for att and verizon. So verizon 3g version more thn likely has radio chip n it to gice it data service vs. Needing a mifi device like previous generation.
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    Tether tether:d
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    Thats exactly what i do ;-)
    Was just answering the op question but good thinkn on saving $$$ with tethering...im so glad im under grandfather clause on att and still have unlimited data.
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    Its capped off a 5 gb right(national average for mobile data)
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    I'm still debating on whether to get the wi-fi only model or 3G Verizon. I'm leaning toward the wi-fi only because, I already have a Clear Ispot. The only reason I'm considering a the Verizon model is because of the coverage and, It's the only service that will work, that I can use inside my job on break.
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    Well I will use this device for business on the road so I will need 3G coverage.

    Just debating if I wanted to rely on AT&T or Verizon for that service. If I needed to plug into a separate device for Verizon, that would make me lean towards AT&T.

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