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Hi I have just registered as a new member on this forum.
I havnt yet got a ipad but would like to purchase the new ipad.
I have a question.
iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB or iPad with Wi-Fi 16GB ?

I intend to use the ipad at home 90% of the time but on occation
may want to use it away from a Wi-Fi hotspot. I am not interested in
signing up to any form of contract. I do use my mobile phone for internet
outside the home on 3g. Is it possible to create a hotspot on my phone and
connect to the internet that way with the ipad. I guess that would mean
the cellular option?
 

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Hi there Jodie and welcome.

It is probably best for you to contact your mobile supplier to see if you can tether your phone with your iPad however, I have a wifi only ipad and I use a mifi on PAYG to provide me with a mobile hotspot which I only pay for when I use it......you might want to look into this as well.

There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

Remember, search is your friend. If you can't find the answer you need and you post a question then give as much info as you can to help members help you i.e. iPad 1 or 2, iOS version and name of app if the problem is with a specific app........and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

These are the hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

We also have an app for this forum. The link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

You can download the manual for your iPad here http://support.apple.com/manuals/ and in iBooks search for "iPad user guide for" and you will find free comprehensive manuals for both iOS 4 and 5.

If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/

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jodierickard said:
Hi I have just registered as a new member on this forum.
I havnt yet got a ipad but would like to purchase the new ipad.
I have a question.
iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB or iPad with Wi-Fi 16GB ?

I intend to use the ipad at home 90% of the time but on occation
may want to use it away from a Wi-Fi hotspot. I am not interested in
signing up to any form of contract. I do use my mobile phone for internet
outside the home on 3g. Is it possible to create a hotspot on my phone and
connect to the internet that way with the ipad. I guess that would mean
the cellular option?

Welcome to the iPad forums. The membership in the iPad forums comes from all over the world and we have many members willing to help you with questions and problems you may have.
Here are the forum rules, please read before posting.
http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

If you have a phone capable of creating a wifi hotspot, a wifi only iPad will detect the wifi signal broadcast by the phone and be able to connect with the Internet. A wifi + cellular iPad is essential only if there is no other way of connecting to the Internet.
Another advantage of the wifi + cellular iPad is that it has GPS capability, which can function whether or not you have a cellular data plan for the iPad.
 
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Thanks

Thanks for the help.

I have now ordered a new ipad from John Lewis. They give 2 years warranty.

Went for the 16gig Wi-Fi as I can create hotspot on my phone.

Thanks again for your help.
 

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jodierickard said:
Thanks for the help.

I have now ordered a new ipad from John Lewis. They give 2 years warranty.

Went for the 16gig Wi-Fi as I can create hotspot on my phone.

Thanks again for your help.

Don't hesitate to come back if you have any more questions.
 

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Welcome to the Forum hope
I hope that you enjoy your stay !!!
 

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