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For those with wifi only versions of the ipad 2

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Mklooster, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Mklooster
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    So I was wondering if any body else was feeling the same way I am about the wifi only, I am kinda kicking myself that I didn't spring for the 3G version because basically every app out there requires Internet. Also if anyone is using the hotspot feature on the iPhone 4 please let me know how you like it because I am considering this option.
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    Hotspot is cheaper than doing a contract. Iam Doing it with my evo on sprint with my ipad 2 wifi

    Sent from my evo on tapatalk
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    I'm almost never off a Wifi network. Home, work, hangouts. Ive been just fine with my iPod this long I see no issues a 3G or even 4G Wifi hotspot won't fix. That way I'm also not locked into a radio type GSM/CDMA. The only thing I do miss is the GPS, but I also wish Apple would put in the bloody code to link with better quality external GPS units.
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    Wifi has been fine for me. I figured if I ever need it, tether my phone up, or get a mifi. (Probably wont ever happen, but if it does :) )
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    Does anyone know if the hotspot data plan is a two year contract or a month by month deal
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    I experienced both wifi and 3G. My first iPad was wifi and this time I thought I try iPad 2 with 3G instead. The experience for me has been great with 3G because one, I can always turn on my 3G when I'm out with my iPad. Even though I have a jailbroken iPhone 4, with miwi app for tethering, I much prefer the convenience of having 3G. I don't have to have my iphone all time to get connected. I use mywi for emergency or FaceTime when I need to be connected to wifi when wifi is not available. I know this not for everyone but I'm just sharing the experience with you all.
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    Your battery will last longer than with the 3G models.

    1. Is Wi-Fi available at or near home? where you are most of the time? etc.

    2. If you have Verizon for example ... they offer Mi-Fi ... 2 year contract ... costs you $50 per month for 5 GB total data transfer per month. It is the same if you had their 3G model. It depends on your service contract. There may be a cost for the device. I paid $100 2 years ago. That is $30 less than the 3G model of ipad2.

    3. Sprint has something similar ... Verizon in general has better coverage ... but it depends where you live and operate.

    4. You might be able to setup a tethering arrangement with a phone.

    I didn't want 3g because in two years 4G will be prevelent. Speeds will be higher. Talk with your carrier and let them help you.
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    I didn't see which version you have, AT&T or Verizon

    contact them but there is no contract beyond a month necessary for the mobile hotspot on your AT&T iPhone. $45 for 4 gigabytes. Your options are pretty much limited to those two carriers for an iPhone hotspot.
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    Wifi only is good enough for me, especially after they enabled hotspot feature. The reason that finally pushed me to wifi only was when GPS data from iPhone hotspot was transferred to iPad (although havent personally tested yet).
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    Wifi only is fine for me. I don't do much traveling at the moment and even when I was most hotels had free wifi available. If I started to consistently find myself without I'd probably opt for an inexpensive smartphone with tethering, using a prepaid data heavy plan since I don't spend much time actually talking on a phone. I do wish the wifi version had GPS, though.
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    Yes I do have wifi at my house but a lot of the time I am at my school where the wifi network is conveniently locked with w password. I have AT&T and the hotspot is 20$ a month for two extra gb of data but I have unlimited data for my phone so I don't think I could go over.
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    University or grade school? Do other students use personal laptops on the network?
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    As others have said, the WiFi hotspot feature on my phone makes more sense than spending the extra cash.
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    I got wifi only becuase the iphone 4 latest update allows teathering. So if i need 3g I just share from my phone. No way i was going to pay for another data plan just for ipad.
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    Thanks for sharing your experience with both wifi only and 3G iPads.
    I'm desperately waiting for the jailbreak for my iPad 2 to be released so I can use my iPhone 4's 3G network tethered onto my iPad 2 via mywi on demand. (this is my first iOS device I other than an iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4)
    How much does mywi on demand affect the iPhone 4's battery life?
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    NEVER considered the 3G w/ wifi because AT&T gets enough of my money every month with my iPhone :) Wifi in my home, at school, & a few of my fav hangouts....for any place else, I'm using Verizon Fivespot.....$35/mo for 3GB....totally worth it.......have never come close to using the 3gigs, & I do ALOT of streaming.....Netflix, Hulu, Splashtop Remote for viewing flash sights, etc.....will always stick with wifi only iPad :)
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    I don't need another contract. So that's the main reason I chose the WFi model. If I'm out and the location doesn't offer free WIFi then I'll tether my HTC G2 to get Internet.
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    WiFi only. Did not need another monthly bill for something I would rarely if ever need.
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    I went with the Verizon 3G/wifi because at work alot of websites are blocked that I use for work. even the apple store is blocked. ATT in Maine is a joke when it comes to voice access 3G is even worse.

    I was thinking the wifi only model and tether with my Droid but I really like having the GPS and according to three separate verizon reps I don't have to be in a contract for the data and there is no fee for not continuing month to month
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    No problem. I went through the same dilemma about what to choose between wifi vs 3G at least this time around. In my own opinion, why not go to fullest instead of going halfway by not going with 3G capability iPad? You are almost there. Again that is my choice and others may have different opinion on that. That is like buying a mini cooper. Why not go for the Cooper S instead of just regular Cooper, again that's just me.

    In regards to your tethering with iPhone 4 to iPad 2, you don't have to jailbreak your iPad 2. Just your jailbreak your iPhone 4 will do the job. Then purchase the miwi for one time fee of 20.00. Mywi app has updated their application that it can less consumed battery and you just have to set that in the setting. I love that app.

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