iPad 2 wifi can be update to 3G

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    I bough my iPad several months ago just the 32 wifi no 3G. I am trying to start in a new Job
    And I can use the iPad when I am in the road visiting clients. Does the iPad could be upgrade to 3G? If so, how? Do I need to send it to Apple?

    Thank you
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    You cannot upgrade a wifi only iPad to a 3G iPad however there are devices, such as MyFi or tethered connections to mobile phones which will provide 3G connectivity.

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    Unfortunately no, WiFi only iPads cannot be "upgraded" to use 3G. If you have a cell phone from a carrier that offers "tethering" you could use your cell phone as a WiFi device that your iPad can use for broadband access. IIRC Verizon charges an additional $20/mo. for the additional service for example.

    That said many cellular carriers offer portable 3G/WiFi devices. Like a cell phone, they come with a monthly fee and/or contract. Check with the cellular providers in your area to see what they offer.

    Hope that helps and let us know how it goes!

    EDIT: D'oh! Gabriel beat me to it and more succinctly. :)
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    Great minds and all that.......yet again!

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