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Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by soumya, Apr 18, 2012.
Which should I get among these? I have to sacrifice space or the 4G capabilty.
Wow. This question gets asked quite often. No one can really answer it though unless you provide more detail about how you plan to integrate the iPad into your life. How long do you expect to keep it and use it? Have you already owned a tablet?
Can't tell you what to get but can tell you what I got & why ... I got the 64GB WiFi version bcoz, I have a very small battery operated device called the MiFi (battery lasts for minimum 5 hours continuous usage at 21Mbps speed) and I can connect to 5 different devices (like my iPhone, iPad & laptop) all at once ... my service provider here gives the device for free if committed to a 12 month contract ... you may want to look for something similar, check with your service provider.
If it were me I'd spend the extra hundred and get the 4G speeds are great, and it will definitely coming handy if needed. If you do decide to go that route I get Verizon. I am grandfathered in under the old AT&T plan from the first generation iPad and the 4G speeds really do stink.
32 gb wifi or 16 gb 4g? That's a tough one. I usually recommend the 4 g because of the gps and the ability to get occasionally data when away from hot spots. I am grandfathered in the AT&T unlimited plan and my 4g comfortably gets 7+ Mbps and the lte has gotten 34 Mbps. However in your case, you are only looking at the 16 gb 4g. Between the operating system and apps, you can get mighty close to sucking up 16gb. If you add music and videos, you will definitely use it all up quick. I have found 32 gb to be a reasonable amount of storage. If you can swing the 32 gb 4g, you have the best of both worlds. If you really need to keep to $600, it depends on how much music and video you plan on loading on the ipad. If very little, go for the 4g. Otherwise, go for 32 gb wifi. If you do go for 4g, I would seriously look at verizon. They seem to have a much larger 4g and 3g footprint. Plus, you can still use it on a gsm network like AT&T or overseas.
I just noticed that you are located in India (I too am from India but working in middle east, but I do go to India for at least 30 days a year) so I'm adding to what I mentioned earlier .... Mobile broadband sucks big time in India ... in the last 3 years I've used Tata, BSNL & Airtel mobile broadband services and all of them delivered far less then what they promised. To give you a comparison, in the middle east I pay (equivalent) Rs. 4000 per month for unlimited mobile broadband package ... on average I use up at least 50GB monthly ... the speeds are upto 21Mbps
Now comparing this to what I pay & get in India (this my current plan with Airtel)
10GB per month for Rs. 5000 ... but it never gives true 3G speeds as promised, in fact after 5GB volume is reached, the speed goes down significantly to 20 Kbps
In India we still don't get 3G speeds everywhere, it's only available in select areas ... with 4G services just being announced, I bet it's gonna be a looooong time before it is available everywhere ... by that time at least another new iPad or two will be launched ... so in India I'd stay away from the 4G version, coz it makes no sense financially.
But if you travel only in those areas or countries where 4G services are easily/reliably available then you could go for 16 GB 4G version for now and at a later date you can buy the Seagate GoFlex Satellite portable hard disk drive that come with 500GB capacity + built in WiFi and battery ... it costs around Rs. 11000 in India.
Do you guys have any idea about the models that will be available in India?
iGot a 16gb 4g lte AT&T and I must say... Speeds r fantastic
I would have to agree that for your location, you would be better off to wait on the 4G model. Nothing is given, but until the cell system is up to an acceptable level, you would be happier with the 32 Gb wifi model. As things improve, you can either trade in your iPad and get a 4G model, or you can add a mifi unit to make it work on the cell system.
Wow! That's great.I live in Ft Lauderdale and the fastest I've gotten here is 7Mbps