So I’ve been asked multiple times why I didn’t wait for the 3G version of the iPad. Simple answer. AT&T.
AT&T 3G coverage is horrible, spotty and unpredictable in many areas. Think the map on the Verizon commercial is joking? It’s not.
Many folks have wireless devices… I have a laptop, an iphone and now an iPad. I need a wireless option for all of them (not really the iphone, but for complete 3G coverage- I do!).
So let me give you a solution. A solution for all your wireless devices. These mobile broadband devices allow you to connect up to five devices and share the connection. Verizon and Sprint each have an option. The Verizon option has great coverage and speeds. The Sprint version has great coverage (for my area) but will be launching 4G in more locations throughout the year. Sprint’s 4G network was tested in Austin recently by Wired and the speeds lived up to the hype. Read Wired’s review here.
Here’s a link to the Verizon MiFi piece on Amazon: http://bit.ly/9Xco4p
Here’s a link to the Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G on Amazon: http://bit.ly/9MhS01
So when this thing is in my hands I can cancel my $30 AT&T Data plan and spend that money with either of these two but have 3G coverage for my laptop, iphone & iPad.
See, I told you I had a reason for not waiting. Truthfully I believe most people would go this route if they only knew.
Hope this helps those who are waiting on the 3G iPad… don’t waste the extra money for it!