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What's The Difference Between iPad Wi-Fi and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G?


Can you explain the difference between Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 4G in the new iPad?
- Asked by Louis H. March 8th, 2012


The Wi-Fi model is only capable of connecting to the Internet where a wireless hotspot is available (like your home, a coffee shop, airport, etc.).

The Wi-Fi + 4G model is able to connect to the Internet through a wireless hotspot (Wi-Fi) but also supports 4G wireless access from a cellular provider such as AT&T or Verizon. 4G service allows you to stay online (almost) anywhere. If you choose to buy a Wi-Fi + 4G model, there is a higher upfront cost, plus AT&T/Verizon charge a monthly fee for the service.

Unless you need Internet access everywhere, the Wi-Fi model is the best bet (and the most popular option).

Filed Under: iPad, Wi-Fi, 4G