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tablets with 3G


New to the whole 3g and 4g availability. My question is, if I get a tablet with just wi-fi availability will I be able to add the 3g availability afterwords or not? Basically, is it just a service or is it a component that is on the tablet itself?
Any help will be appreciated.

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It's a component or small card in the device.

As to 4G, given the worries about GPS interference be sure you arrange for a full refund if they fail.

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Since it's a component, I guess I would need to buy a device that comes with it, right? Is there no way to just add a 3g or 4g component later? Anyways, thanks for the reply!

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Then the answer must be?

That the maker will have to offer these devices? So far, TABLETS have no user interchangeable cards excep for a memory card.

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<span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> thanks

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Yes and no...

You can't physically add a 3G or 4G radio to the device but you can purchase a mobile hotspot like the MiFi 2200 and subscribe to a data plan. You could also buy a smartphone capable of sharing a limited amount of its data bandwidth via wi-fi.
I pay $35/month for 3GB of data that I share between an iPod touch and an iPad. It saves me about $15 over the cost of a $30 unlimited data plan for a smartphone and the extra $20 tethering fee to share with the iPad.

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