Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

6

I use my iPad all day at work for email, web browsing, etc. on 3G and it works fine without Wi-Fi for everyday use. From a speed perspective, don't sweat it. For a user who obviously doesn't sound accustomed to blazing broadband, I think 3G will be just fine. Internet is fast enough, Netflix works, and YouTube and the like are fast enough (although YouTube ...


5

To print to your HP printer using AirPrint you will need some kind of AirPrint server. It is not enough to just get network connectivity to the printer, you need some software running somewhere to handle some of the communication details. It is conceivable that someone makes a 3G WiFi router that includes AirPrint support but I think is unlikely. ...


4

You need to turn off "Use Cellular Data" in the "Music" section in Settings. Then, when you go to play a song from iTunes Match when you're on 3G, it'll give you a message saying you need to be on Wi-Fi.


4

If you still want to be downloading stuff, then probably yes, switching off 3G probably won't save you much power / battery life. However, when my battery is running low, switching off 3G can make the difference between the battery making it until I get to a charger or not. Obviously in those conditions I stop surfing or doing anything data-related as well, ...


3

Turns out I wasn't the only person that's been interested in this. There's an article on MacRumors that states that this is indeed possible, which is good news for me. The person that discovered it wrote: Big question on everyone's mind buying the Verizon iPad was whether data from AT&Ts 3G network would work on this iPad, or if Verizon/Apple would ...


3

Yes. (It's a "world iPad" for both the AT&T and Verizon model.) Whether a device functions worldwide for a specific wireless standard depends on the frequency bands that it supports. E.g. The new iPad supports LTE, but only the frequency bands 700 MHz and 2100 MHz which are not used outside the US. The iPhone 4S has been called a world phone, because ...


3

Yes, the two models are physically different. The radio is different. As per Apple's website, the radio frequencies aren't the same. The verizon iPad supports Verizon LTE, and as per this post, AT&T 3G. However, the Verizon iPad does not support all LTE frequencies that the AT&T iPad does. From Apple.com: Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T model: 4G LTE ...


3

Yes, there is way. And since you're already JailBroken, it'll be so much easier. Just open up Cydia and search for GuizmoDNS. It's from the ModMyi repository, which comes preconfigured with Cydia. It allows you to select the DNS server to go through when using a cellular data network, and it does it right from the Settings app.


3

I'll cover the no-jailbreak scenario and leave editing or another answer for someone that knows how to change this by modifying iOS. Without a jailbreak, no. The cellular data is governed by APN settings. You can change these with the iPhone configuration utility and some learning. The Wi-Fi settings are easy to override using the device itself, but it's ...


3

I have two ideas for you: 1) There's a UK mobile network called Ovivo, basically, you order a sim with £10 on it once, and you'll have 500MB of mobile broadband for your grandma's iPad forever. She'll also be able to use the £10 for additional broadband if she runs out (either by pre-purchasing some — and maybe you could do that online for her), or it'll ...


3

Settings -> General -> VPN (should be not connected, if this is a personal device) Settings -> General -> Cellular -> Cellular Data (turn off, reset the device) After the device boot-up Settings -> General -> Cellular -> Cellular Data (turn on, reset the device) IF that doesn't help (follow this ) Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network ...


3

Although your iPhone will use WiFi when available, that's only to save your cellular data limit being reached as quickly. Your iPhone keeps the 3G antennas active (while the internet is in use) for the following reasons; In case you have 'flaky' WiFi; your iPhone will switch between WiFi and cellular without you noticing to keep a reliable connection ...


1

This is possible as of iOS 7. To disable certain apps' ability to use Cellular Network data, open the Settings.app and select "Cellular". Scroll down and you will notice a list of Apps which request cellular data access. These are all on by default. This list is helpful for two things: first, you can see which apps have consumed the most data; second, you ...


1

All iPads that have cellular data are on a contract-free basis and you only pay for the capability to connect when you buy the iPad from Apple (and presumably all other sellers - even a wireless store). There is no linking of the account that purchased to the SIM cards and you don't need any sort of credit check, subsidy or contract with the iPad Air. The ...


1

I purchased this router for around 20 dollars, and installed TomatoUSB to it. (Many routers support it, just make sure you find one that does): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045HG53K/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And then followed these instructions to install AirPrint to the router: ...


1

Whats wrong with going to the next Vodafone/O2/Orange shop and getting a mobile data plan for her (e.g. this one or it's pay-as-you-use equivalent from Orange)? Then put the SIM into the iPad, set everything up and give it to her. If you can't get access to the iPad so easily, select the data plan most suitable for her, document it in a way which she ...


1

The UK uses the GSM 900 / GSM 1800 MHz bands. These are, among others, supported by the GSM iPhone 4. From the iPhone 4 - Technical Specifications page: GSM model: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) These bands should give you coverage in most of the world, providing that you get a simcard from a GSM ...


1

Yes, you can set a Global HTTP Proxy on iOS devices, which routes all network traffic, regardless of connection, through your proxy server. The simplest way is to use Apple Configurator, available free on a Mac using the Mac App Store. You will need to enroll your device via USB cable into "Supervised" mode. This will wipe your device. After this you can ...


1

In the US - all iPads (including the mini) are unlocked, pay as you please, no contract devices. The two models of mini are A1454 and A1455 with similar GSM 3G coverage: Model A1454 GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) LTE (Bands 4 and 17) Model A1455 CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz) ...


1

A left field suggestion: Turn off cellular data and use a Mifi device (such as the Huawei E585) for your internet connection. Yes this does mean another device and another SIM card, but you may be OK with that. I've used this combination with an iPhone and it works really well. You can leave the Mifi in your pocket, so forget it's even there (just ...


1

This is most certainly possible. The first few months I had an iPhone, I didn’t have a data plan either. In Belgium (where I live), iPhones are generally sold separately, without a data plan / SIM — they’re officially unlocked iPhones. So, the answer to your question is: yes, it’s possible to use an iPhone without a data plan — but you can only change the ...


1

According to the website of Optus, all should be working after a sync with iTunes (this is about an iPhone, but I'm sure it applicable to an iPad as well): iPhone iPhone specific APNs and technical settings are automatically provisioned when you first connect your iPhone (with an Optus SIM card inserted) to iTunes and activate your service. ...


1

The Apple website states you need a: Micro-SIM card tray Same as the iPad 2. So I'm pretty sure the cards have the two dimensions. Otherwise their would have been some complaints about not fitting the SIMcard.


1

I can't speak about the iPad specifically, but I've used 3G through Verizon as my primary Internet connection for about 4 years. Ii actually started out as 1xRTT, but the cell tower were upgraded. My choices are either 3G, satellite (line-of-site to the satellite may be a problem), or dialup. The joys of country living. I haven't had any problems with ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible