Still making a difficult decision about whether or not to splurge for the costlier iPads that come outfitted for 3G connectivity over AT&T’s or Verizon’s wireless network?
Do not think any more about it. Another economical alternative is here for you: forget a iPad with 3G, and get a 3G mobile hotspot router instead! Now the fatest speed 3G router is ZTE MF60 which gives maximum 8 users super fast Internet experience simultaneously with upto 21.6Mbps download speed.
Wi-Fi iPad VS. Wi-Fi + 3G iPad
iPad with Wi-Fi is ideal if you have a wireless high-speed Internet router in your home, or if you’ll be using your iPad near a wireless hotspot — in a coffee shop or school library, for example. Wi-Fi + 3G iPad includes Wi-Fi connectivity as well as 3G connectivity. The Wi-Fi + 3G iPad provides you another way to surf on the Internet in places without Wi-Fi hotspots, such as outdoors or on your morning commute. Let’s look their price.
The 3G version of the iPad costs $130 more than its Wi-Fi only counterpart, and all that buys you is the privilege of having the option to use 3G. I think it is a little expensive. If you decide to buy an iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G, you should buy with the carrier model you’d like to use for 3G service. The iPad model you purchase is specially configured to work with either AT&T or Verizon — not both. And you also have to pay extra 3G data fee for each month.
Wi-Fi iPad + 3G Router VS. Wi-Fi + 3G iPad
If you get a 3G mobile router for your Wi-Fi iPad, you can turn your Wi-Fi iPad to a 3G iPad easily. Amazing! Take ZTE MF60 for example, it takes the 3G signal it receives and broadcasts it as a Wi-Fi signal for your other WiFi devices to access 3G network. There are many benefits for the combination of Wi-Fi iPad and 3G Router.
- Avoid any of the streaming-video content restrictions with higher speed. 3G MiFi router enables us to avoid any of the streaming-video content restrictions reported by iPad 3G users. The ABC video player worked fine, as did the Netflix streaming app (an update allowing the ABC app to work on the iPad 3G is reportedly on the way).
It is fine for Web surfing and even video streaming. With some fast speed 3G routers (Mf60), you can get about 21.6Mbps download speed. So fast surfing experience.
- Allow variety of other Wi-Fi devices access 3G network. If you choose MF60 mobile hotspot as the partner of your Wi-Fi iPad, you can allow up to other 7 Wi-Fi devices to surf on the 3G network at the same time, including your laptops, netbooks, iPhone, iTouch, PSP, Xbox, and more devices.
- Access any network operator’s 3G network on the move. No locked MiFi hostspot enables your iPad with any network operators. So, if you use T-mobile, Vodafone or other 3G SIM cards other than AT&T or Verizon SIM card, your iPad aslo can surf on the 3G Internet. You donot need to buy extra 3G service.
3G wireless router is definitely a good partner for non-3G iPad users, especially, for those who have to go long road trips that also want to be connected to the Internet for some entertainment. If you now have a Wi-Fi iPad and want to experience the high speed 3G network , find a partner for your iPad now.