For those with wifi only versions of the ipad 2

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

  1. 04DarkShadowGT

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    Why? I don't have an iphone or any other apple product for that matter.

    I just liked the iPad, whats so hard to understand about that?
     
  2. KJSmitty

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    Very true,
    IPhones aren't for everyone. My wife has one but I have no desire for one. My work/profession requires encryption and specific signage for email and data. iPhone doesn't qualify etc. And even if it did, tethering wouldn't be an option.

    My first iPad was wifi only. My daughter now has it and the wife and I have 3Gs. The additional cost at purchase for 3G is the only con.

    Tethering wether JB or not will be controlled eventually. And many have no desire to JB.

    The entire pro for the wife and I with iPad is it's ability to be an independent, "not tethered" device.

    3G allows that.
     
  3. wnaylor

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    Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + 3G

    While I agree with everything that was said, my approach to buying has always been to look at the limits of a device (never out-limit yourself). I always take in mind that you can not add hardware to the device so once you buy it you are stuck with it. While you don't have to use 3G the fact is that you have it (a rainy day concept). If the cost is not prohibitive always go a step up.
     
  4. madhatter61

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    I agree except for one point. The carriers are going to new technology ... Verizon with LTE ... non of the 3G units are compatible. The main antenna technology for Verizon is CDMA. That is 3G. So it works for now. Depending where you are Wi-Fi can be faster data transfer also.
     
  5. KarlaMonique

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    I was thinking the same. I didn't want to pay another monthly data plan fee. I don't have wi-fi at work and that sucks big time :(
     
  6. KarlaMonique

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    Why? Please explain. I have an iPad 2 and an android phone and I don't understand.
     
  7. dabears

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    I couldn't agree more on this statement.
     
  8. wclyffe

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    It really boils down to what you already own. I use to have the iPad + 3G and now have the ipad2 wifi only. I used the 3G aspect a few times while traveling in the last year, but it always cost me $25 for the month to turn it on, then off, on top of the $130 more I spent to buy it. Now I can turn on & off Personal Hotspot for $20/month and save the initial $130 on top of it.
     
  9. Dorje

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    I kind of agree. In a sense you cannot add hardware, RAM, Memory, and other upgrades even a Laptop can do. On the other hand there are many and growing number of solutions that are externals or adaptor based. The lack of built in Floppy Drives didn't stop Macs of the early 2000s from using 3rd party USB drives. People got serial cable adaptors, ADB adaptors, and so on. We see the same thing with the iPad.

    I can get a 4G MiFi and an external blutooth GPS, which allows me to go beyond just my iPad and give my iPod 4G and GPS as well. These can also connect to a laptop or in the futue an iPad 5 or 6. I can upgrade/replace them as technology improves. I could do the same with the iPad speakers by getting an external speaker doc or even AirPlay enable speaker. (I don't have 3 or 4G because I dont want a data plan, the gps is shipping)

    I do agree that having a feature baked into the hardware is often better, just like the cameras. However there is a great deal of hardware that could also be supported as an external if Apple would open up or add the key software drivers. At this point the iPad is more limited by it's software then by it's hardware. Take iMovies import limitations which have been discussed on this forum.
     
  10. iceman72

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    I think if you have a phone that can be a hot spot it's kinda pointless to have the 3G versions. Especially if you have an android. Your talking free Internet service. Can't beat that.
     

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