dealsapple ipad 4 retina display 64gb, wi-fi + 4g…

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If you don't want to use 4g how do you get around that ?

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@gusvonpooch: Just don't register it on the network.

I have an iPad 2 and 4, both with 3G/4G, but neither ever attached to the wireless provider (in my case, AT&T). They work just fine via wifi (and you can tether them to a cellphone if you like). The difference between an iPad with wifi + 3G/4G and one with only wifi is that the one which does have 3G/4G has a functional GPS chip where the other does not. It's very handy (for me at least) using it as an aviation GPS with the appropriate software app.

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@umpopa: Agreed on the 4G/cellular data radio function. It gets you GPS and otherwise you can ignore the feature. No contracts required.

'Not sure about the Verizon version but my AT&T version makes it really easy to turn on and turn off short term, no contract cellular data plans right from the iPad, even with no Wifi available since it uses the carrier network to initiate cellular coverage. Really cheap plans, handy for a trip/camping/whatever if you don't want to tether to a phone.

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I have 4G Android Verizon phone. How do you tether an i Pad to it? Does it allow you to use your own cell's 4G device to get the same service on an iPad, without paying fees for both?

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@queenangelfish: Not legally with Verizon. You must have the tethering service turned on (for a fee) on your phone. Once you have the service activated, you connect your iPad via wifi to your phone to get Internet service. No need for a 4G iPad using phone tethering.

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@queenangelfish: I go on fishing trips all of the time and some of the marinas we stay at do not have wifi so I tether my tablet to my phone. Basically make you phone a wifi "hotspot". $20 a month AND if you use it 3 days then turn it off, they prorate it. I have never paid over $20 in one month. Now, that being said: That was when I had a Verizon Droid with unlimited everything. My Droid died a couple weeks ago and I came over to the "dark side" (iPhone). No more unlimited. I am sure tethering with affect my monthly data usage. Maybe I WON'T be watching Netflix when the fishing is slow...;-)

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@bluemaple: It is not illegal. That is not true, just blocked by VZW Android OS. There is an app (FoxFi) that works on versions before KitKat.

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@morriea: There also are free apps that turn on the wifi too. I believe the capped data plans might come with free tethering, or at least some of the data tiers. Not positive though, but it would make sense that they'd allow it once they have you off the unlimited plans.

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@morriea: Just because you can break Verizon's agreement via apps does not mean it is right. I don't like the carrier-tether charges anymore than anybody but if you sign up for their service, you sign up for their rules.

I'd much rather 'encourage' then in the right direction via competitor actions.

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@bluemaple: "illegal" is the word you used. There is no law against downloading an app to use. If it is against your morality, that is something else, but not illegal. Also, it is not a User's Agreement issue, but an OS one (VZW puts code in Android that blocks use of Hotspot).

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Looks like the price is now $599.

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@morriea: I apologize for the poor word choice.

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The price is $599 now =_=

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Looks like it's $599 now, so there goes the $100 savings.