iPad2 without 4G - Is There An Adapter or Service I Can Buy To Get Internet Outside?

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    I have wifi set up in my home, but don't have the type of iPad that can connect to the Internet in hotels, coffee shops, etc.

    I thought I read somewhere (in Bistro maybe) that there was a device I could buy and then pay a small monthly fee to essentially UPGRADE.

    If anyone can help, I would really appreciate the help!
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    Hi.
    iPad 2 can have 3G. But only if you buy it that way.
    I don't know of any adapter you can get that would enable iPad 2 to access 4G.
    If you do find one please let me know.
    Even iPad 3 in Australia does not access 4G, because 4G is different to the American version.
    At least that was the case, maybe it has changed by now!
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    Wifi only iPads can connect to wifi in hotels, coffee shops etc although some may require a password that you will need to access these. There are security risks also involved with using any free public wifi.

    When out of range of wifi you could purchase a mifi.....these are personal mobile wireless routers. There is a charge up front for the device and then you pay a monthly fee for Internet service. These devices can connect more than one device to the Internet also. Most carriers will sell these so best to speak to them.
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    Thanks leelai, that's exactly what I was looking for! The mifi I'm personally interested in is the "on the go" type that Wal-Mart carries because I don't need the mobile access very often.
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    I don't know what Wal-Mart sell but I use one of these mifi's to convert 3G to wifi http://store.three.co.uk/Mobile_Broadband/MiFi

    It works perfectly for me as I only need casual use of it. It can also be used with my laptops, phones, etc.

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    I bought mine from Walmart--and it's the Virgin Mobile pay as you go one! Works like a charm and and have had it for 2 years!!
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    Another mifi user here. It's a pay as you go one for those odd occasions when you need the access.
    Small cheap and cheerful.
    Recommended.
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    iPad2 without 4G - Is There An Adapter or Service I Can Buy To Get Internet O...

    iPad 2 has wifi so I donot understand the issue as Leelai said a mifi hot spot allows access to 3G networks if you donot have any wifi available in hotels Cafes etc.


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    The "issue" as you call it is I never before used my iPad outside my home. Once I got to my vacation destination yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find you were exactly right - I connected through the hotel's wifi. Since I don't have a smart phone, this is important for navigating around the vacation spot.

    And I see now more clearly the (for me) occasional usefulness of mifi, which I intend to pursue when I get back home.

    Thanks to you and all those who helped me out!
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    DON'T BUY ANYTHING JUST YET.....pending on which cellphone you have you can download a app that turns your cellphone into a hotspot and use that data
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    I have an ipad 2 wifi only and connect with a 4g mifi. Works great better then a 4g ipad since I can connect 2-3 wifi devices to it
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    That's what I do on my Note 2 with FoxFI app since I don't have a wifi hotspot on my AT&T plan, But only use it when necessary unless you have unlimited data.

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