You do not need a 3G iPad
April 4, 2010
Very important update: I’ve been using the iPad Wi-Fi only version since the day first and it’s just an amazing device. This blog post is just about the 3G version, not the iPad itself.
This is my very first blog post on the iPad. Let’s see how is it going to be.
My biggest dilemma about the iPad was getting a wifi only model or waiting for the 3G one. It is obvious that I couldn’t wait for the 3G model. That’s mostly because of AT&T. If you are an iPhone user, you will understand me.
Let alone the 3G performance, talking on the phone is like being in the hell with AT&T.
If I am not wrong, Apple said there will be no tethering for the iPad. So If you want the Internet on the streets you will need the 3G model right. No.
Get the wifi model. If you have an iPhone, just jailbreak it without thinking. I already did because I wanted to use a fee custom themes & icons. If you need any help with jail breaking your iPhone, check out this tutorial or google it. I promise if you do it with blackra1n, it will be painless and super easy. - You may need 3.1.2 Firmware though.
After jail breaking use Rock or Cydia to find MyWi app to create a wifi network on your iPhone. Yes MyWi is a very simple app that tethers your 3G connection via wifi, USB or Bluetooth.
And that’s it. It takes nearly 5 minutes to complete all these steps and go online with your iPad without waiting and most importantly paying any penny to AT&T.
Yes, I hear you. I am still using AT&T’s crappy network.
That’s why I am going to suggest another way to get internet on your iPad. It is called Sprint. As you might know Sprint is screaming their 4G network everywhere. And they do have a great device for 3G & 4G.
It is called Overdrive (caution: flash) and it is almost half size of the iPhone. It basically creates a wifi network when it is activated and 5 devices can connect it. Even your iPhone. I used one while we were road tripping to New Mexico from San Francisco. I must admit I was pretty happy with it. Even in some “middle of nowhere” places I was able to get connected. And it’s much faster than AT&T’s San Francisco 3G (I was using Sprint 3G).
I am seriously considering signing a 4G Sprint contract.
Back to iPad
Finally, writing long texts on the iPad… There is no difference between writing on my mac book pro or the iPad. Not at all. The only bad thing is WordPress iPad app has no ability to copy/paste & add HTML codes.
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