To 3(G) or not to 3(G)....

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  1. blowabs

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    Holly/Mayo you both have good points.

    My lifestyle says.......get the 3G....just so that the months i need it its (HW) there.
    Thanks guys and girls....
     
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    A-GPS is your friend.
     
  3. CaptKirk

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    We are a two iPad family along with a couple MacBooks, so I opted for a Sprint 3/4G MiFi. IMHO, this is the way to go since it opens your option doors up. If you have a Sprint account then the unlimited MiFi is $20 additional monthly. Considering that five WiFi devices can log in simultanious I don't see anything offer better value. Some will say it's a pain to carry the MiFi around but I disagree. It's no bigger than a deck of cards and I find it pretty darn convent. And boy do I love it when hit a 4G network... It's snot fast :p
     
  4. blowabs

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    Good point -- $60 tho-- oooooo - i have an iphone, so thats no good for me. My friend has sprint and he is gonna do the same thing & just get a wifi ipad.
     
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    I don't have any desire to exchange my low budget cell phone for a smart phone. As for the 3G, I have found it to be great. Anywhere I travel, I am in touch with my work and home e-mail. No matter where I go, I have internet. For example, I stayed at a hotel last weekend. Not unusual situation. In the past, with my MacBook and my wife's iBook, we would either choose a hotel based on free wifi, or pay additional for it. Not only do I save on that, but it has kept me connected during power failures, and numerous areas I go to that it is not convenient to locate a wifi hotspot.
     
  6. blowabs

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    Working on the water 5 months of the year, myself, I need the ability to have 3G and be able to 'connect'. And I too, want to not worry if the B&B my wife and I stay at, has wifi. Thanks ....thx to all.

    It's 3G, for me (at least). It is the way I am gonna go now. Great site.
     
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  7. mraif

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    Same thing for me...my work phone is an HTC Evo, though. :)
     
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    Yeah get the 3G it ill have more resale value when you upgrade next year!
     
  9. blowabs

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    Thanks, It.... gotta future-proof myself....
     
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    That was a pretty big selling point for me. If you dont care about GPS and only plan to use it around the house, I wouldnt do the 3G. You'll get faster service on wifi anyway. If you want to have the iPad with you everywhere like a smartphone or want to use the GPS for navigation and maps, get 3G.
     

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