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postby Highschool » 11/21/13 @ 18:06

I really want to get the wifey an Ipad. Best Buy has the Ipad 4 (16G Wifi) listed at $449 with a $75 gift card.

We DO NOT need cellular service.
We DO need a way to expand the memory or back up the Ipad on an external storage device.
This WILL be used for business purposes and Itunes for the majority of the time.

I have an Iphone 4S. She uses an Iphone 4. Can either be tethered to the Ipad? (we have unlimited data plans through Verizon.)

Tell me what to get!
Mini?
Ipad2?
Airport?
Apple TV?
Ipad Air?

I'm hoping to get a Macmini for myself after Christmas, but the lady comes first.

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Re: Ipad and other Apple questions. Help me nerds!

postby spitefulcheerio » 11/21/13 @ 18:31

Nerds don't really own iphones and ipads................

lol jk...kinda

Anyway, my old roomate had apple tv and it was awesome. Get that.

The ipad is good as a toy but not much else. My mom has an ipad3 and she reads her emails and plays games on it. If you want an expensive toy, get it. If you want something functional, buy a chromebook (oh no!!!!! a wild google product appears)
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postby Highschool » 11/21/13 @ 18:50

spitefulcheerio wrote:Nerds don't really own iphones and ipads................

lol jk...kinda

Anyway, my old roomate had apple tv and it was awesome. Get that.

The ipad is good as a toy but not much else. My mom has an ipad3 and she reads her emails and plays games on it. If you want an expensive toy, get it. If you want something functional, buy a chromebook (on no!!!!! a wild google product appears)


chromebook is right up my alley. (as long as it has a cd reader)

She has a macbook at the moment. Works great, but beginning to slow down. believe it's from 2006 or so....

She would use the ipad for calendar / scheduling / billing / email / accounts receivable
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/21/13 @ 23:48

What you need help with ...
I can help out... Yes your the iPad can be set up to receive texts and things like that on wifi .. It would go to the phone and iPad an you can reply with either

iPads are nice.. Not trying to speak for apple but if you get it you should make sure you can get the apple care + plan.. It covers physical damage and water damage... A replacement device is given for $50 if you break it .. Ac+ is $99 out the door... You only have 30 days from the original date of purchase to call apple and get it set up after that it's just apple protection plan

That does not cover any physical or water damage but does cover hardware issues for 2 years Ac+ has this part to

I don't have any protection plan.. I was broke when I got my shit so ya if you can swing it do so

Especially if you got kids

Apple TV.. Have it it's dope you can do a lot with it... To much to explain but for $99 it awesome

Let me know if you got anymore questions
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postby andy » 11/22/13 @ 00:11

Well lets see I have in my house the following that I am in charge of managing and making sure they work.

3 Ipads
1 Apple Tv
2 Apple Airport Extreme Base Stations
1 Apple Airport express base station
2 Macbook pro's
1 Macbook
1 Imac
1 Macbook Air
3 Iphones

If you have any particular questions let me know.
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postby Sploinkin » 11/22/13 @ 13:43

And I can help on the other end of the spectrum:

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postby Highschool » 11/25/13 @ 14:52

Crazyblackman wrote:What you need help with ...
I can help out... Yes your the iPad can be set up to receive texts and things like that on wifi .. It would go to the phone and iPad an you can reply with either

iPads are nice.. Not trying to speak for apple but if you get it you should make sure you can get the apple care + plan.. It covers physical damage and water damage... A replacement device is given for $50 if you break it .. Ac+ is $99 out the door... You only have 30 days from the original date of purchase to call apple and get it set up after that it's just apple protection plan

That does not cover any physical or water damage but does cover hardware issues for 2 years Ac+ has this part to

I don't have any protection plan.. I was broke when I got my shit so ya if you can swing it do so

Apple TV.. Have it it's dope you can do a lot with it... To much to explain but for $99 it awesome

Let me know if you got anymore questions


Apple Care is awesome no doubt. We will get a plan to protect it. Can I use her Iphone 4 or my 4s tethered to the Ipad? Also, need to figure out how large to go.... is 16GB a waste of time?

Sploinkin wrote:And I can help on the other end of the spectrum:

3 Android phones currently in service (2 more used for games)
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Chromebook
Nexus 7
Barnes & Noble Nook (rooted to run a stock version of Android)


Sorry. I married an 'apple only' woman.

xbeatles4x wrote:Well lets see I have in my house the following that I am in charge of managing and making sure they work.

3 Ipads
1 Apple Tv
2 Apple Airport Extreme Base Stations
1 Apple Airport express base station
2 Macbook pro's
1 Macbook
1 Imac
1 Macbook Air
3 Iphones

If you have any particular questions let me know.


Airport extreme base station? or express for that matter?
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postby andy » 11/25/13 @ 15:02

At my house I manage both the extreme and express. The extreme gives wireless internet for the house. The express acts as a repeater to make the signal go throughout the house. The express is also used as a wireless Ethernet port to give wireless to our vonage box.

We use an extreme as well at my dads office. I am also in charge of that and all it related things.
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postby vfbj1584 » 11/25/13 @ 15:05

Highschool wrote:I really want to get the wifey an Ipad. Best Buy has the Ipad 4 (16G Wifi) listed at $449 with a $75 gift card.

We DO NOT need cellular service.
We DO need a way to expand the memory or back up the Ipad on an external storage device.
This WILL be used for business purposes and Itunes for the majority of the time.

I have an Iphone 4S. She uses an Iphone 4. Can either be tethered to the Ipad? (we have unlimited data plans through Verizon.)

Tell me what to get!
Mini?
Ipad2?
Airport?
Apple TV?
Ipad Air?

I'm hoping to get a Macmini for myself after Christmas, but the lady comes first.

Ready..... GO!
Apple is some greedy mothers, yes you can set up a iPhone to tether but it's 20 a month. The iPad has a tethering option that uses your data, only because they don't make a unlimited data plan for it. There where a few people that made tethering apps that used your unlimited data (apple destroyed the apps and threw the peoples in jail who made them) it was some fucked yo shitttt. I've been considering getting a galaxy s4 just because Android has a free tethering app that uses your data and verizon doesn't penalize you for using it. Yet they where in some cohoots with Apple and had apple integrate tethering that you had to add it to your monthly plan,,,,,,, /rant
Basically I like apple shit and love my iPad 4 but fuck apple/AT&T/verizon greediness skeem.... Not a android iOS lover but there software has a lot more free shit. But Apples software is better IMO
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postby andy » 11/25/13 @ 15:08

Apple is not the one against unlimited tethering. It is the phone companies.
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postby vfbj1584 » 11/25/13 @ 15:18

xbeatles4x wrote:Apple is not the one against unlimited tethering. It is the phone companies.

I know it's also the phone companies,, but apple can do as they please the way android does,,,, android allows free tethering apps to be sold on there market place
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/25/13 @ 16:30

With the tethering do you mean text message from the iPad itself?...if so yes you can and it's free
You just need wifi to send any message and it has to be an iMessage

Edit: in reference to the 16 fb comment.. Depends what your using for..if its just work 16 is plenty...if it's more personal and you want movies and music and a shit ton of apps get a 32... I have a 32 original iPad and I don't use all the memory on it ..mine is used for Internet and movies mainly
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postby Highschool » 11/25/13 @ 19:34

Crazyblackman wrote:With the tethering do you mean text message from the iPad itself?...if so yes you can and it's free
You just need wifi to send any message and it has to be an iMessage

Edit: in reference to the 16 fb comment.. Depends what your using for..if its just work 16 is plenty...if it's more personal and you want movies and music and a shit ton of apps get a 32... I have a 32 original iPad and I don't use all the memory on it ..mine is used for Internet and movies mainly


Ok. So, you work for apple, but you don't know what tethering is? You can't answer anymore questions. I have refused to sign a new contract over the last couple years. My wife and I still have unlimited everything including data through Verizon. The tablet should be used for business only, so I shouldn't need to worry about her filling the memory with movies.... music at most. Sounds like we should KISS.... 16GB most likely.
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postby vfbj1584 » 11/25/13 @ 19:41

Crazyblackman wrote:With the tethering do you mean text message from the iPad itself?...if so yes you can and it's free
You just need wifi to send any message and it has to be an iMessage

Edit: in reference to the 16 fb comment.. Depends what your using for..if its just work 16 is plenty...if it's more personal and you want movies and music and a shit ton of apps get a 32... I have a 32 original iPad and I don't use all the memory on it ..mine is used for Internet and movies mainly

tethering is using your devices data to create a wireless hot spot
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/25/13 @ 23:18

Everyone calls it something different.. Just like miata..or mx5 but ok bad example.. I never use it... You can use your phone to "tether" and use your iPad on the Internet..lots of people do it instead of buying the cellular data plan...basically the same thing
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postby bigx5murf » 11/25/13 @ 23:32

When I first moved out west, I used my phone to tether everything, desktop, ps3 etc. At some point atnt sent me warning notice to stop or add tethering. I ignored it, kept tethering, just no more using torrents. Never got caught again. I say take your chances with the tethering.
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/26/13 @ 00:51

I just think meow they throttle how fast your Internet is meow... They will keep you using unlimited but it will be slow as balls
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postby bigx5murf » 11/26/13 @ 04:41

Throttling isn't so bad here, back in NYC, hit 2gb, get 2g speeds till next cycle. Here they gimme 3g when I hit 5gb.
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/26/13 @ 11:25

Ya that's pretty nice.. I don't have the issue personally but I have friends that do.. I have sprint I've had it my whole life... I've never had a problem with it... I got unlimited data when it started here.. No issues yet
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postby Mazduh » 11/26/13 @ 12:00

What is data cap? I use Sprint and average probably 2-3gb of data a month cause I do a lot of streaming while on the train.
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postby andy » 11/26/13 @ 12:43

I am on sprint 3G and it is slow as balls. I usually have 2 bars but I currently happen to be sitting somewhere with good connection.

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postby Crazyblackman » 11/26/13 @ 12:51

God is the how slow sprint is... No need to throttle it if it's going that slow already....I have no idea what there cap is...guess I'm just patient meow but I'm curious what my speed test is
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postby andy » 11/26/13 @ 12:52

I am also on unlimited. I have no idea if they throttled us at some point or what but it is painfully slow. Thankfully my university has wifi so I am on the wifi constantly.
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postby Mazduh » 11/26/13 @ 13:10

Here's my Sprint 3g currently. On LTE which I get most everywhere other then where I work I see about double these speeds.

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postby Crazyblackman » 11/26/13 @ 13:18

On wifi my download is 11mbps upload is under 1 haha

3G download is .34 upload is .69 haha good thing I'm on wifi all day
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postby Sploinkin » 11/26/13 @ 13:31

Jesus Sprint is terrible. I'm trying out T-Mobile to see if I can drop Verizon and get this on 3g:

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Granted I get about the same as beatles at home, but I have Wi-Fi there.
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/26/13 @ 13:33

Wait that's on just the 3G for Verizon?

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postby Sploinkin » 11/26/13 @ 13:35

Oh, and I get this on Verizon:

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postby Crazyblackman » 11/26/13 @ 13:41

Still :suicide: I wish my upload was at least 1 mbps
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postby bigx5murf » 11/26/13 @ 15:12

Here's my wifi, meow keep in mind, the cable company's CO for this location is literally outside my office and 25 feet to the right. Fuck Cox Cable
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Here's my phone, my 4G used to be almost double this
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/26/13 @ 15:51

I only wish we has 4g out here in Phoenix az...it's very....veryyyy limited as to where it's located

It's sad that your 4g is faster than my wifi
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postby bigx5murf » 11/26/13 @ 16:01

My 4G is faster than my own wifi too! I also mentioned the Cable Company's box thing that serves internet to the area, is literally 25 feet outside my front door!!
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postby vfbj1584 » 11/27/13 @ 02:54

If they throttled my data is flip a shit, it's unlimited, I'd complain and say I'd sue them for breaching contract, it says nothing in it that they can limit my data speeds if I use more then said data during a billing cycle
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/27/13 @ 03:00

You would spend way more money trying to sue them than it would be worth sadly
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image not bad optimum not bad
image but my verizon LTE on my iPad kicks dat assss
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/27/13 @ 03:17

My upload speed just sucks ass compared to everyone
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postby vfbj1584 » 11/27/13 @ 12:36

I guess so, sprint 4g is like unheard of as in my brother just got sprint and he gets 4g for about 100 feet when he drives down my street
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postby Crazyblackman » 11/27/13 @ 13:01

Sprints an asshole when it comes to 4g apparently in texas it's really good but not in arizona or wherever your at
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postby Highschool » 12/03/13 @ 17:25

Ended up with apple tv in my pocket for $85. It's rad.

Chromecast is still awesome. For $35, it's rad too.

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