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    Hi All,i will be purchasing an ipad 2,16gb in next few days,one question i need answering please,..is there
    a benifit in purchasing 3g model ? If so what ? Thanks guys,
    Look forward to hearing your opinions.
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    You get GPS and the option to use it independently of wifi.

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Yes at times it is great to be able to access your own Internet than to rely on open wifi signals that bring with them their own security risks. I travel and if I want to access a hotels wifi network the costs can be quite expensive, much cheaper for me to buy a sim for the area I am in rather than go that route. A big reason for me too was the GPS capability which does not require an active or charged sim to be able to access as the chip is built into the iPad itself. I have maps loaded into my iPad and away I go without it costing me anything. The extra cost of buying a 3G iPad has saved me much more over the time I have had it. I hope this helps you in your decision.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    iPad 2 3G 64gb
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    I found 3G to be very useful, but you need to make sure your plan comes with a pretty decent amount of usage. Dependant on where you're from, I would say you need a 10 GB minimum. I had a 2GB plan and went over every month, my service provider charged me an additional £12.50 per day of usage outside of the plan.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!!
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    Thanks everyone for your advice,getting my ipad today :)

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