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What makes you think that your 3G is any less susceptible to hacking than wifi? I'd like to see your research on that.
On topic - I also have wifi only mainly because of the price difference and that I've never not found wifi anywhere when I'm out. in my part of the country there's Wi-Fi from places like Xfinity and AttWiFi and other services that are on all major roadways in all major shopping centers and places of business that I go. There's no restaurant or shop (or even public park) I visit that doesn't have public Wi-Fi in the town itself. In two years of using an iPad1 and 2 I've been without service for maybe a couple of hours total. Simply don't ever need the 3G service. And like a couple others have said I have no intention of paying for two 3G contracts.
I understand all that - all I'm saying is that there's EQUAL chance of getting hacked on 3G or Wifi. And what 'we' tech people can tell you is that most public wifi spots have very high anti hack filters these days. You're referring to a time several years ago when things weren't as secure as today. But that's old news. The Internet - no matter how you connect to it is just as susceptible to capture of financial info, etc - that is if your comparison base is merely 3G versus Wifi - which seemed to be the comparison you were making.
I'm on a grandfathered unlimited plan from AT&T, which I started on iPad 1 and now also use on iPad 2. 30 bucks and it auto-renews.
I've traveled cross-country and on other long road trips in the U.S., and to many cities by plane, and have found good service in every major city and in many places in between. Love it. I don't like to plan, and 3G makes winging trips amazingly convenient.
I never use wifi unless I know it's secured and know who else is using it, because I don't care to risk my personal and financial data. I also don't use company wifi, so that what's on my IPad stays private.
When I spend months abroad, I also buy unlimited 3G.
I travel as well. Never plan because I fly staff.
I use 128 bit encryption vpn.
Typing this from the Cook Islands using restaurants wifi.
Also allows me to stream Netflix,hulu,vudu,etc in places like the train ride from Lugano to Rome or the Greek Island ferries.
And it comes in handy when using skype to still pay U.S. 2 cents per minute rate instead of this .88 cents per minute rate here in Rarotonga.(skype to phone)
I hear they have micro data sim cards for the Ipad in Europe now.
My niece used her Ipod touch to do her phone calls on skype and texting mostly but also email,surf,etc on any wifi with a vpn while backpaking through Europe.
In the U.S. it's grandfathered unlimited 3G all the way.
IGonz said:I have $30/month grandfathered unlimited 3G.