Which is faster 3G or Wifi?

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  1. SweetPoison

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    I am trying to understand these two. I have both. One, I pay $25 monthly for to AT&T because I wanted to be able to always access the Internet and there is no contract. Join anytime, cancel anytime.

    Then ~

    I also have WiFi.

    I feel so dumb as I don't remember which one I pay through Comcast and AT&T.:eek:

    And which one is faster? At home, here, I think I use WiFi more....shitums. I have no clue.

    Doesn't it say up top in the left hand corner what I'm using?
     
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    Wifi speed depends on the broadband connection speed which the wifi router is connected, but in the vast majority of cases it is the fastest connection. The iPad will use a wifi connection in preference to a 3G connection. You can turn the 3G and/or wifi off via settings.

    You pay AT&T for your 3G connection.
     
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    This I did not know at all! Thank you so much! My broadband connection speed is very fast. So that is why my ipad is so fast?
     
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    No probs.

    Is that why the ipad is so quick? If you mean loading web pages then yes, but it should be comparable to your normal computer.
     
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    Oh it is! I am not a patient person.:D
     
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    Patience is a virtue Sweet Marie;) Yes, your wifi will always be faster if you're on broadband.
     
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    Generally wifi is faster but that depends on your isp. If you are rely wanting to know download the speedtest.net app for iphone and test both of the speeds.
     
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    Not one of my best features, I'm afraid.:eek:.

    Okay. So when I am not at home we use 3G? Because we don't tap into people's broadband, right?


    I don't have an iPhone, though.....
     
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    Yes, you might get into trouble tapping into someone else's broadband
     
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    You don't need an iPhone, it will run on the iPad.



    Michael
     
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    You can run iPhone apps on the iPad.. They just look poop.

    You have to have a pretty shoddy broadband connection for 3G to be better.
     
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    Who cares how pretty a speed test app looks....
     
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    No need for an app. Just google Mobile Speedtest on your Ipad and run the 5MB test.
     
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    Oh. Right. I so knew that.:D

    Do all iPhone apps run on the iPad?
     
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    Sounds like a plan. I will be right back!
     

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