Originally Posted by melissab
Guess that's why my 5 yr old Tracfone is able to make/receive calls when I'm out there since it's not a "G" anything.
Melissa - I too use a 5 yr. old Tracfone! It works everywhere because Tracfone pays to use other's service/towers, including smaller local ones. At least that's how it was when I signed on 5 yrs. ago. It's slowly getting to be AT&T and Verison for cellphones.
Appreciate everyone's thoughts, experiences & suggestions.......and envy those of you with the unlimited AT&T plans! CD I especially appreciate your telling how much you use, I suspect I would not use a huge amount either, do you use the GPS on the iPad?
I never thought about the fact that the AT&T iPad connection would be better than cell phone, most comparisons between the two are for cell phone reception. My husbands AT&T cell phone (work phone so we can't do any tethering to or get any 'package' deals) usually works anywhere my AT&T aircard does.
Appreciate knowing there is connection at Grayland, certainly an area we like to go. I found out here on the Olympic Peninsula the Verizon tower that serves Forks does not reach Kalaloch, whereas the AT&T tower is just past Kalaloch and that area gets great AT&T reception but no Verizon! I suspect that is how it is in most 'remote' areas......it's a matter of hills and valleys.
The month to month is the great appeal. An aircard is expensive & a monthly commitment (fortunately my contract is over & I can drop it) And when Wifi is available then it just saves on the amount of gbs used. I think the savings over the long run (really long run!) will help pay for the ipad (plus I found a local store that will give me some credit on some old Macs I have.)
Still pondering which big mega company to 'hitch' to.....seems there are happy customers of both. Glad to hear from happy ipad users too! It's an investment, but sure would make on the road internet use easier.