For all of us actually considering buying an iPad, whether or not to have the 3 G version is the obvious question we all face. It is true that people worry more about 3 G than about its data retention capability. You can now buy the best ipads in bulk for cheap from every online or local store.
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The iPad comes with WIFI; it would be insane for an internet system not to have any network capability, so why is it a problem for certain people to opt to have an iPad 3 G? Well, for instance, a bigger bank would be needed to get one.
A standard 16 GB WIFI iPad costs $499, and you add $100 more to get up to 32 GB and 64 GB models. Now, you'll have to spend $130 extra on top of the standard price tag if you want the iPad 3G. But it will cost $629 for a 16 GB iPad 3 G + WIFI, and then the 64 GB version is a whopping $829 now.
If it stopped there, the rise in cost might not be as much of a concern for most consumers, but it doesn't. In the Regions, iPad services are currently being sold by AT&T and Verizon.
A personal package that allows you 250 MB for $14.99 a month of bandwidth (how much data you can store and upload monthly) and a 2 GB data plan for $25 is available for AT&T customers.
Most individuals will sign up for 2 GB because it just makes even more sense to get it for the amount. So for personal usage, even if such bandwidths are still appropriate, the user of an iPad 3 G is staring at an additional $300 a year.