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Which would you prioritize more? 64GB or 32GB + LTE?

64GB, then use your phone as a hotspot. If you're using an iPhone, or something like a Razr Maxx/HD Maxx, then tethering won't be as huge of a hit to battery life as expected.
 
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32GB+LTE, without a doubt.
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I have a question for you guys/gals concerning a way to get internet service for a 16gb iPad (wifi only) while staying at a Florida motel that charges $10 / night for internet. I have seen something about using a 3G modem with a wireless router...but I don't understand the intricacies involved.

The iPad above is now connected wirelessly to a Lynksys 160N router ...that I could take along when traveling. We do not have a smart phone with a data plan to tether the iPad to....don't want to go that route anyway.

Is there a device that I can plug into an electrical outlet to get internet and then hook up by cable (ethernet or usb) to the Lynksis router....then connect the iPad to my Linksys router just as we do now ?

If such a device exists...am I then going to need to purchase some sort of a data plan to get the internet access I am looking for ?

I hope I have not been too confusing so please bear with me and try to guide me as to which way to go...Thanks
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I have a question for you guys/gals concerning a way to get internet service for a 16gb iPad (wifi only) while staying at a Florida motel that charges $10 / night for internet. I have seen something about using a 3G modem with a wireless router...but I don't understand the intricacies involved.
The iPad above is now connected wirelessly to a Lynksys 160N router ...that I could take along when traveling. We do not have a smart phone with a data plan to tether the iPad to....don't want to go that route anyway.
Is there a device that I can plug into an electrical outlet to get internet and then hook up by cable (ethernet or usb) to the Lynksis router....then connect the iPad to my Linksys router just as we do now ?
If such a device exists...am I then going to need to purchase some sort of a data plan to get the internet access I am looking for ?
I hope I have not been too confusing so please bear with me and try to guide me as to which way to go...Thanks

You could buy a 3G or 4G modem, or hotspot device. A hotspot device will really be wireless except when charging. It's literally just the data connection of a smartphone. It will connect to your iPad, computer, etc. without the need for anything but the hotspot and a data plan.
 
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64GB, then use your phone as a hotspot. If you're using an iPhone, or something like a Razr Maxx/HD Maxx, then tethering won't be as huge of a hit to battery life as expected.

I have an iPhone and battery life of the phone definitely takes a hit while tethering. You get just around 3~5 hours vs 10~12 hours if you had data on the iPad itself. Of course, my personal preference would be for 64GB + LTE.

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You could buy a 3G or 4G modem, or hotspot device. A hotspot device will really be wireless except when charging. It's literally just the data connection of a smartphone. It will connect to your iPad, computer, etc. without the need for anything but the hotspot and a data plan.

Tablet data plans (at least from AT&T & Verizon) are cheaper than hotspot data plans. For hotspot, you're looking at $50/mo minimum for 4GB on Verizon and $50/mo minimum for 5GB on AT&T. If you don't need much data and can get by with just 2~3GB, it'll only cost $30 and that's something you can easily cancel or subscribe to on a month-to-month basis with the iPad.

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I have a question for you guys/gals concerning a way to get internet service for a 16gb iPad (wifi only) while staying at a Florida motel that charges $10 / night for internet. I have seen something about using a 3G modem with a wireless router...but I don't understand the intricacies involved.

The iPad above is now connected wirelessly to a Lynksys 160N router ...that I could take along when traveling. We do not have a smart phone with a data plan to tether the iPad to....don't want to go that route anyway.

Is that $10/night for all internet access or just access to wi-fi? If internet via ethernet cable is free, then you can probably just bring your Linksys router with you and have it work as a wi-fi access point. How long are you staying at the hotel? If it's just a short stay, just pay the hotel fee.
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I have an iPhone and battery life of the phone definitely takes a hit while tethering. You get just around 3~5 hours vs 10~12 hours if you had data on the iPad itself. Of course, my personal preference would be for 64GB + LTE.
Tablet data plans (at least from AT&T & Verizon) are cheaper than hotspot data plans. For hotspot, you're looking at $50/mo minimum for 4GB on Verizon and $50/mo minimum for 5GB on AT&T. If you don't need much data and can get by with just 2~3GB, it'll only cost $30 and that's something you can easily cancel or subscribe to on a month-to-month basis with the iPad.
Is that $10/night for all internet access or just access to wi-fi? If internet via ethernet cable is free, then you can probably just bring your Linksys router with you and have it work as a wi-fi access point. How long are you staying at the hotel? If it's just a short stay, just pay the hotel fee.

I never got a chance to really tether with the iPhone. I did while with Verizon, but VZW 3G is well...painful. My Razr M puts out at least 8-10 hours on hotspot (4G LTE), so I find it adequate. Also, with VZW's new Share Everything (or w/e) plan, tethering is now included, so it's just a matter of turning it on for me. That being said, I still truly miss AT&T.
 
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I never got a chance to really tether with the iPhone. I did while with Verizon, but VZW 3G is well...painful. My Razr M puts out at least 8-10 hours on hotspot (4G LTE), so I find it adequate. Also, with VZW's new Share Everything (or w/e) plan, tethering is now included, so it's just a matter of turning it on for me. That being said, I still truly miss AT&T.

I have Verizon (prepaid) on my iPad and AT&T Mobile Share for the phones so all our phones have tethering, too. My mom has my old WiFi-only iPad which she just tethers to her phone. However, it's a lot more convenient having data access on the iPad itself. If I upgrade the iPads, I'm planning on switching to LTE models on all of them and just adding them to the Mobile Share account ($10/month per iPad). The nice thing is the iPad is a far longer lasting WiFi hotspot (can deliver more than 24 hours on full charge) than the iPhone.
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I have Verizon (prepaid) on my iPad and AT&T Mobile Share for the phones so all our phones have tethering, too. My mom has my old WiFi-only iPad which she just tethers to her phone. However, it's a lot more convenient having data access on the iPad itself. If I upgrade the iPads, I'm planning on switching to LTE models on all of them and just adding them to the Mobile Share account ($10/month per iPad). The nice thing is the iPad is a far longer lasting WiFi hotspot (can deliver more than 24 hours on full charge) than the iPhone.

That's impressive, actually. And I've thought about it, too, but I can't bring myself to pay that $130 premium for data :/. Not sure why.
 
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That's impressive, actually. And I've thought about it, too, but I can't bring myself to pay that $130 premium for data :/. Not sure why.

Probably because adding the cellular+GPS chip shouldn't cost them more than $50. Then again, additional NAND flash costs even less than the cellular chip. In terms of parts cost, the WiFi-only 64GB model probably costs less than the 32GB+LTE one. It's just that Apple has conditioned folks that paying an extra $100 for each "storage upgrade level" is normal. tongue.gif

The $130 is a one-time charge and WiFi hotspots tend to cost more than that if you go month-to-month anyway (Verizon Jetpack is $270), not to mention the minimum monthly plans for hotspots is a lot more expensive and you have to pay for activation fees, etc. I believe both Verizon and AT&T also have prepaid data for hotspot but the fees are even higher (last I checked, I think it was around $80 for 5GB). If adding them to a shared data plan (Verizon Share Everything, AT&T Mobile Share), hotspots are an extra $20 per month while tablets are just an extra $10 per month. I still don't understand the rationale on that one since you can also use the tablets as hotspots.

If you're going to need data on your iPad and don't already have a smartphone with tethering support, you're better off getting an iPad with data built-in than getting a separate WiFi hotspot.
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G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
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Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Intel X25-M 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Samsung 22" Antec EA-380D 
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Rosewill R101-P-BK 
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RedStapler - did you ever receive any more graphics for the front page?
 
Missus' Rig
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Intel Core i7 7700k Asus Maximus IX Hero Asus GTX 1080 ti Strix Asus GTX 1080 ti Strix 
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GSkill TridentZ 16GB 4133MHz Samsung 960 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 1TB (RAID 0) Samsung 850 Pro 1TB (RAID 0) 
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EK Predator 240 Windows 10 Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Razer BlackWidow Chroma X 
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Corsair AX850 NZXT ROG Noctis 450 Razer Deathadder Chroma ROG Sheath 
Audio
Astro A50 Wireless Headset 
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i7 4790k Asus Maximus VII Hero Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming 4GB 16GB 1866MHz 
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Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Corsair H110i Corsair CX500 NZXT H440 
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Intel Core i7 Nvidia GT 650M 8GB 1600MHz 256GB Flash 
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OSX 10.8.2 
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Missus' Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 7700k Asus Maximus IX Hero Asus GTX 1080 ti Strix Asus GTX 1080 ti Strix 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
GSkill TridentZ 16GB 4133MHz Samsung 960 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 1TB (RAID 0) Samsung 850 Pro 1TB (RAID 0) 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK Predator 240 Windows 10 Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Razer BlackWidow Chroma X 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 NZXT ROG Noctis 450 Razer Deathadder Chroma ROG Sheath 
Audio
Astro A50 Wireless Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Maximus VII Hero Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming 4GB 16GB 1866MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Corsair H110i Corsair CX500 NZXT H440 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7 Nvidia GT 650M 8GB 1600MHz 256GB Flash 
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OSX 10.8.2 
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