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Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to Platinum Lady)
No, you can just use Wi-Fi. The cellular service helps when you are away from open Wi-Fi networks.
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Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to Platinum Lady)
To use WiFi, you have to have a WiFi network to connect to, such as in your home or if out and about in an establishment with a WiFi hot spot. For WiFi, there is. It cellular carrier involved, but you will need an Internet service prover and a wireless router if connecting from home.