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Jan 27, 2010
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Do you have to pay for it with AT&T's plan if you get the basic one with out the 3g? Can you just hook up to a wireless network that you already have I don't see why you have to pay to use the internet and AT&T I don't like their coverage so would rather use my own provider
 

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all iPad's have wifi built in. The wifi only iPad that doesn't have 3g built in will start at $499 for a 16gb model. Just use the wifi to hook up to a wifi network. The AT&T 3g data plan is just an option for people that want it.
 

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Do you have to pay for it with AT&T's plan if you get the basic one with out the 3g? Can you just hook up to a wireless network that you already have I don't see why you have to pay to use the internet and AT&T I don't like their coverage so would rather use my own provider
Yes if you purchase the Wifi only model you do not have to use ATT you can just use it wherever there is Wifi access. Personally if I was to get one this would be the route I would take because I am not getting sucked into another data plan I don't care if its pay as you go or not I am not doing it. This thing is just a huge iPod Touch. FAIL!
 
Jan 27, 2010
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Yeah What is the upside to the 3G just faster and access everywhere than? I might look into getting one because I like the iBookstore for school it will be easy to take to class and take notes and read/refer to books which will come in handy. I rather the iPhone just come to Verizon instead though.
 

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Yeah What is the upside to the 3G just faster and access everywhere than? I might look into getting one because I like the iBookstore for school it will be easy to take to class and take notes and read/refer to books which will come in handy. I rather the iPhone just come to Verizon instead though.
3G means you are not dependent upon WiFi (which isn't available everywhere). It also means a bump up charge for the iPad and your monthly fee of $30.

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Mar 22, 2011
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all iPad's have wifi built in. The wifi only iPad that doesn't have 3g built in will start at $499 for a 16gb model. Just use the wifi to hook up to a wifi network.ipad 2 case
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Yeah What is the upside to the 3G just faster and access everywhere than? I might look into getting one because I like the iBookstore for school it will be easy to take to class and take notes and read/refer to books which will come in handy. I rather the iPhone just come to Verizon instead though.
 

tmoney15

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After being sick of paying for data from AT&T I found a service called TruConnect that costs $4.99/month and I only pay 3.9 cents/MB of data. It gives me the same 3G internet that AT&T did, but saves me tons of money every month, and the best part is that I use a MiFi device from the company and I can connect up to 5 devices WiFi with it = my wife and I can both use it for our iPads. The only thing I wish now is that I didn't spend the extra money to buy the 3G enabled iPads.
 

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After being sick of paying for data from AT&T I found a service called TruConnect that costs $4.99/month and I only pay 3.9 cents/MB of data. It gives me the same 3G internet that AT&T did, but saves me tons of money every month, and the best part is that I use a MiFi device from the company and I can connect up to 5 devices WiFi with it = my wife and I can both use it for our iPads. The only thing I wish now is that I didn't spend the extra money to buy the 3G enabled iPads.
And I saved a ton of money by switching.....

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