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Meet the iPad and iPad mini by Joris Dormans, Jeff Carlson

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Connect to the Internet Using Cellular Data

For people who tend to travel often or who need more frequent access to the Internet than is afforded by Wi-Fi hotspots, Apple offers iPad models with cellular data access built in, the same network used by modern cell phones. With cellular data enabled, your iPad likely has Internet access nearly everywhere.

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The iPad can hop onto a cellular network, but it can’t place or receive calls like an iPhone. The cellular access is strictly for data. (You can still place calls using a service such as Skype or connect with others using FaceTime.)

However, cellular is more expensive: The cellular iPad models cost $130 more than the Wi-Fi–only models in the United States and require an additional fee to ...

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