Upgrading ipad WiFi only to 3G

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  1. Nostrebluc

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    Is it possible?
    Right now I only have an iPad 2 with WiFi only, and no 3G, and was curious if it is possible to upgrade so it has 3G capabilities.
     
  2. droid2mac

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    Only way is to buy a WiFi hotspot device. The iPad WiFi only can't be upgraded to 3G.
     
  3. Nostrebluc

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    Thank you that's all I needed to know.
     
  4. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Yes - a portable WiFi hotspot - sometimes known as a MiFi - is the way forward. They're very small portable devices that provide a local WiFi hotspot by linking to the Internet over 3G. Most cellular operators have such a device available. Also, some mobile phones - such as the iPhone4 and some Android devices - can provide this capability too.

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    I use the hotspot on my droid x to provide me with 3G capability of my 32GB wifi only ipad2 and it works quite well. I don't know how it compares to one with built in 3G as far as speed, but I'm on Verizon so the coverage is good. I would like to do a side by side comparison of connection speed tests with a 3G iPad and mine connected via my droid to see the difference, I'm sure there is some lag when using the droid as the hotspot. I have also thought about the dedicated mobile hotspots that are available from many carriers these days. I wonder if they have a stronger signal to make very much of a difference when connoting multiple devices.

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    Hey stranger!

    I never knew this. Great thread!
     
  7. seikooc

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    I use a MiFi with my iPad and I have to say it's great! Its pricey to buy to start, around £80 but you can typically get them on eBay cheaper. At times the connection has been faster than the local wifi connection at Starbucks.... Highly recommend

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  8. Nostrebluc

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    Cool, now would I still have to pay a monthly subscription? I'm guessing it's a yes, but I did some research on it and I'm most definentley getting this in the future, this would really come in handy. Thanks!
     
  9. iLloyd

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    I teather a the 3g connection from my iPhone4 and have done it i the past with a N97..

    However i've heard alot about that MiFi thing
     
  10. seikooc

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    Yes you do, but if you shop around you can get a good deal without breaking the bank

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