- Aug 23, 2011
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I'm onto my third iPad now and all have had cellular and I will always purchase these models. Firstly I like to travel, both interstate and overseas so it's great being able to just buy a sim wherever I am....it works out much cheaper if your hotel doesn't offer free wifi and you need to pay the daily rate. I only use my phone when overseas for emergencies but can use my iPad to keep in touch with my family at any time. I also don't like to connect to free wifi spots for certain needs for security reasons. But most of all, it's all about the built in GPS chip. This alone makes it worthwhile for me even without a charged sim. We like going for long drives and it's nice being able to see just where we are.....it's saved us many times being able to utilise this feature both here and overseas when we find ourselves a little lost. You just never know when you will need it and for me the extra $'s is well worth it.
I think public wifi is okay as long as you are not doing any online banking.
Sent from my WiFi Only Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using iPF