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You have to create your own Wifi network by plugging a router after your Internet Provider modem. That's the legal way of doing it. If you're using a wifi net invisibly, it's piracy.I don't really understand the advantages of getting one with 3G. For example, how do I know if WiFi is available at my home (where I'll be using it the most)?
Please give me some education!
3g is only if you A) want to use the device where you don't have access to wifi or B) don't have a current phone that allows wifi tethering.
I have a droid....i got the wifi only.
Get the 3G version as you don't have to use it if you choose not to but it will always be there just in case.
This might be of benefit if you feel comfortable with it: MyTether
I plan on using the iPhone equivalent (MyFi) to turn my iPhone 3G into a wireless router so I decided against the 3G version of the iPad. Why spend that extra money on hardware and the extra monthly fees if you don't have to?
You may have a bit of an issue then, considering that without a home computer, you have no way to back up what's on the iPad. Yes, you should be able to use it and purchase videos, music, books, apps, etc. from the iTunes store, but I'm not positive about that. You may want to check with Apple first to be sure. The iPad is a very cool and potentially very useful computing tool, but it should NOT be considered a replacement for a computer or laptop.
As I said, it may serve you just fine without a computer to sync with/backup to, but I'm not sure I'd want to take that risk, especially if you'll be purchasing content. Also, as time goes on and you acquire more and more "stuff", you may find yourself running out of space on the iPad rapidly. If you don't want to shell out for a laptop, consider getting yourself an inexpensive desktop PC from Wal-Mart. Just about anything they sell running Windows should do the trick. You can get an all in one system with an Atom Processor and Windows 7 ( ) for under $400. If you don't know if you have WiFi at home, then the answer is "you don't have WiFi at home". You'll need to contact your phone or cable company and get it. Looks like you're in Cleveland (my neck of the woods). AT&T offers pretty inexpensive DSL service. If the combination of a computer and Internet service and an iPad is too rich for your blood, then I'd say the iPad is not something you should be looking at spending money on right now.
I'll apologize in advance if it sounds like I'm talking down to you. I don't mean to. If you're actually in the Cleveland area and need help, send me a PM and maybe I can help you out with more information.