IPAD GPS and 4G Question

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  1. LTCSZ

    LTCSZ iPF Novice

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    Hi: I am very close to purchasing an Ipad 4G tablet, but I cannot get a straight answer out of my local discount store...I am mainly interested in using the tablet for the built in GPS chip that I understand is included in the 4G models...(The local clerks don't even know if there is a GPS module in the tablet!)...Do I have to activate the 4G network immediately or at all? Can I activate it at a later date if I choose? Or never? Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No need to activate the 4G, the GPS will function without the 4G being active.

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    Not only is it not required to activate 4G service to use GPS, it will work if there is no SIM card in the holder.
     
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