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

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by blowabs, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Edlex

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    I love my launch day 3G. It has already been invaluable to me on many occasions particularly during power outages (common in Miami during rainy/hurricane season) and especially when the static discharge from a rogue lightening strike fried my wireless router (just the router mind you, weird). Having uninterrupted internet access is crucial for me since a work out of my home managing my finances. Fortunately I live in an area where ATT signal is very strong and reasonably fast. I would recommend the 3G for anyone living in any area prone to natural disasters. It's a great addition to any emergency kit. I know that I could probably get away with doing this from my smartphone but the combination of screen size convenience and battery life just doesn't exist in the smartphone world yet.
     
  2. blowabs

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    Now, Ed....that makes sense! ;-]
     
  3. Matth3w

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    Worst part about 3G is you're on the nation's crappiest 3G network. In NYC obviously you will be fine. But come where I live...no where in 1.5 hours of me has a 3G signal through ATT...and it's not like I live in a one stoplight town...there are about 50k people that live here.

    My Verizon has full 3G coverage of course here...so I use my phone to connect through WiFi....for FREE...and it's UNLIMITED. Unlike ATT.
     
  4. mslammers

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    Holly, I am in the same boat, retired and just installed a new wifi/router/dsl modem and it works well. I expect to use my iPad for hi qual photo album and video album. Take photos with my 5D Mk II and videos with my HF S 21, both Canons. Who knows, I may even sell a video or photo based on displayed quality. My e-mail and browser requirements are met on my desktop where I run Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS 5, and Cyberlink Power Director as my photo and video editors/stores.
     
  5. jkhonea

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    Yup, what he said. Nice not having to pay twice for data if you already have a smart phone with a data plan.
     
  6. Matth3w

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    Hey Matt3w, think ya pissed off Verizon posting their map. LOL
     
  8. blowabs

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    Mel
    That is exactly what i want to do with mine....except with Nikon- stills only. I need the ipad to teach photography on location here in NYC and then review the students work on-the-spot.
    3G for the net and when i am working on the boats here.
     
  9. Matth3w

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    Try this again....

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  10. blowabs

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    JK
    Now that we are going to get back 'on topic'....you have a point about paying twice-- I do have an iphone after all. I was all set to get a 3G-- back to the drawing board!.... ;-]
     

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