Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 6:23 PM (in response to sootsusur)
Your iPad is WiFi only and you cannot add a SIM card to make it a cellular model.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 5:51 AM (in response to sootsusur)
Get a mifi and a data plan from your carrier. Connect your wifi-only iPad to the mifi device to get onto the Internet using cellular.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 1:10 AM (in response to BobTheFisherman)
Thank you for your reply. I will get the mifi device but my carrier, Saavytel doesn't sell them. I heard you can get Verizon ones, maybe on the net or thru a mobile phone shop. How does the mifi device connect to the i-pad? Does it plug into the slot at the bottom, or do I use the cable IPad came with and plug it into the USB slot in the mifi unit?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to sootsusur)
You would have to get a MiFi device from a cell carrier that offers the service in your area.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 9:38 AM (in response to sootsusur)
You connect your iPad to the mifi using wifi. The mifi device connects to your carrier's cell network using 3G or 4G depending on what your carrier offers.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2013 2:56 AM (in response to BobTheFisherman)
OK, so you just keep them in range of each other? I will check for devices available in my area.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2013 4:14 AM (in response to sootsusur)
An advantage is you can usually connect up to 5 devices to a portable WiFi device like a MiFi. They do tend to run out of power sooner than iPad however.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 2:14 AM (in response to Alfred DeRose)
My other devices - (smart phone) tend to run out of power when using the internet or applications. I have been surfing CNet trying to decide which phone would suit me and think the Nokia Lumia 920 sounds good, however, many consumer reviews say Nokia smart phones are terrible and many applications on them do not work. I've used and IPhone 5 for a day and found the screen size too small, which is how I ended up with an I Pad. Now that I am shopping for mifi I may shop for a smart phone with datacall allowance but was planning to buy everything unlocked, outright and not be locked into contracts and monthly usage charges. Alot of research is required to make my decisions. Thank you for pointing out the mifi advantage.