Sunday 24 July 2011

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + next G

I bought myself a white iPad 2 about a month ago which is a Wi-Fi + 3G 64GB. Ordered and took about 3 weeks to arrive at the Mac Shop in my city.

Thought about what I had researched on the internet as to whether it was for me, so I decided that is was, easier than my laptop to pack/carry about from home to my father's house where I stay days, return with him to my house sometimes then take him home which is nearly a full time job within itself.
I knew I couldn't upload photos from my iPhone to this blog, so therefore the iPad would be the same. 
Books I could read on it for at night time we don't usually have the TV on as the flickering of the screen hurts my father's eyes, (remembering he's legally blind) he has 4% vision can tell day from night, plus see some objects at times. 
So I thought it would be easier to read books on the iPad than on my iPhone which it is.
I could play a few games on it, and I find this relaxing when and if my father falls asleep in the evening time, the iPad keeps things quiet and me occupied.
Each of our needs are different at certain times in our lives.

I wanted to connect my iPad to the internet from home with the Wi-Fi plus when I was away from home be able to connect with 3G which is nextG where I the fun began when I looked for a service provider, the only one that works or has the broader coverage is Telstra, so hence began looking for information as in cost plus being sent on a stupid goose chase finding a TShop that sold the nextG micro sim card.  
In the city where my father lives there is such a shop but they really didn't know what I was talking about, send me to another shop that 'would' sell what I wanted, alas that was another fruitless adventure, they sent me somewhere else and lastly I was told that there was not such thing as a nextG micro sim card with the carrier I preferred.  I came away from the city rather bewildered.

Next day I came to my own city, went into the Tshop and this great big women (sorry no offense intended) was extremely helpful, she knew exactly what I wanted, past it to me and said take it to the counter and we can activate it or you can if you wish when you are ready..I thanked her, and activated 2 weeks after purchase.  

Extremely pleased with my iPad 2, does what I expected it to do, can't upload photos to this blog which doesn't matter because that can be done when on my laptop or tower computer when home at my own house.

However due to download limit on the iPad 2 when away from home, I don't view blogs and keep away from sites that take the download/upload which is a little tricky at times because many sites have large photos and small videos.

The iPad 2 will be great when my husband and I go on holiday very soon.


  1. glad you like it. it's always nice to read a good report on these things. will take some time to get used to i expect.

  2. When I retired 2 years ago, I settled down to what I thought would be a life free from pressure. Ha ha ha.

    In those two years I have fallen so far behind the curve technologically that I am embarrassed. My daughter has now talked me into a 'Droid with unlimited usage and my doctor has talked me into an IPad.

    I'm aware that as soon as I have mastered the use of these, they will be obsolete and I again will be behind the curve. Sigh. Enjoy!

  3. Hello M I am so happy you bought the ipad I have been envying it since I seen how it worked. It would be so convenient for your trip. I think it would be so much easier then carrying my desktop that is for sure.
    I hope you have a wonderful trip and I look forward to reading about your adventure. I can see the photos later. Travel safe my friend. G

  4. My daughter loves her Ipad2 I do not if I would use it much so don't have one, I am so happy you like yours.

  5. Wow! You went the whole hog. Wifi and 3g. We bought one in LA but it is not 3g just wifi and 16 GB. It was $100 dollars cheaper there than here. Bill bought it so that he could blog on our trip across the States but as you may read on my last post we were disappointed not to be able to upload photos to the blog especially as the sales assistant said we would be able to. The whole point of us buying one was so we could blog on holidays without taking a laptop. Anyway after our trip was over we found an assistant who helped us solve the problem with an App called BlogPress but it was a bit late for that trip. Good luck with yours, they are fun to play with.

  6. Yevshia,
    I am getting there how to use the iPad.

    I don't think a lot of us can keep up with the new technology, sounds as if you would like to, there are a lot of people who just don't want to know :)

    One day you might get one:) it's good for my needs.
    Thank re holiday. xxxx

    Thank you :) I guess you have used your daughters. iPad is not for everyone.

    I actually did read where you bought one and wondered at the time if you got lots of GB and 3G, I think they all come with Wi-Fi....that is wonderful you were told about that application, thanks for telling me that as I will download when I get home if I don't do it before.


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