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Old 06-26-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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Hello,

I'm considering buying the Apple Ipad. I've noticed that they have Ipads with 3G. What would I need 3G for?

Thank you in advance.

Dee
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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Do you need Internet access that isn't dependent finding wifi?
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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Hello,

I'm considering buying the Apple Ipad. I've noticed that they have Ipads with 3G. What would I need 3G for?

Thank you in advance.

Dee
I won't have bought the iPad if they didn't have 3G.

It's nice not to depend on any hotspot or internet access. You are on your own, even in your neighbour's BBQ party deep in the woods
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:52 PM
 
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Ok. I think I understand now. You're saying that if I have 3G, I would be able to connect to the internet even if wi-fi was not available. So, I would need a contract with 3G service.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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So, I would need a contract with 3G service.
Nope. Its month to month for an Ipad (around $30).
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:31 AM
 
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All depends on where you want to use you iPad. For example, must work places and schools use WIFI, so a G3 iPad will work from WIFI if it's available, or from the G3 service you pay for every month. However, if the G3 coverage is good, you can use your iPad anywhere in town, or at a park, etc. Not so with WIFI since this type of communication is limited to a certain building, home, business.

In my case I don't need a G3 iPad because I have WIFI at home, and at work. A lot of stores use WIFI, too. For example, Barns & Noble, local libraries, some coffee shops and restaurants, and so for. G# and soon G4 is provided by an ISP or the major cell-phone service companies.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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Or if you have a current data package on a phone you could just tether your wifi model to your phone. It would save you a couple hundred bucks and you would have the internet anywhere your phone gets it.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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What would I need 3G for?
You get it just in case you need it.Better to have the option than not.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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Unless you just want to look cool and hip with the latest gadget, you don't, many laptops do more for less.
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