WiFi

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by dariad, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. dariad

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    Excuse my ignorance but........I have an IP2 without a SIM card. I will be vacationing in an apartment with free WiFi. I do not really understand how WiFi works, so my question is: will I be able to access the Internet from my iPad? Even if I do not have a SIM card?
    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Kaykaykay

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    A SIM card is for 3G, not wifi. Yes, you'll be able to access wifi without a SIM card. If the wifi setup is locked, you'll need the password.
     
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    The SIM card is only needed for cellular reception. Every iPad has a wifi radio built into it. If the wifi network is password protected you will need the password to connect to it. Go to settings>wifi to connect to the wifi network.

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  4. boomer1

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    Welcome to the forum!

    You should be fine. The SIM card is for your 3G cellular carrier plan (AT&T Model).

    Here is the manual, take the opportunity to become acquainted with more of the great features of the iPad 2.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/ipad_user_guide.pdf

    Happy holidays,
    boomer :cool:
     
  5. dariad

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    Wow. Thank you for the quick responses. I think I understand a bit better now. I assume the same info goes for my iPhone4 as well. I can get at apps WITHOUT incurring roaming or data charges if I'm connected to WiFi?
     
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    Yes. As long as your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network it will use that instead of your cell phone plan for most services. Exceptions are phone specific features and applications, like phone calls and SMS texting.
     

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