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Re: Best option is: Wi-Fi

Nov 9, 2011

jipoge wrote:

if u have a phone that has hotspot,I dont think u'll need 2 buy a 3G version

Remember that if your PSVita can only pick up your cellphones 802.11 signal and no other it will not be able to use the location based functions.

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Re: Best option is: Wi-Fi

Nov 9, 2011

Seeing that there are free wifi hotspot popping up all over the place (i.e. McDonalds, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble), as well as many independent restaurants, I also don't see the need to get the 3G version. I guess I can't justify buying a data plan just for the Vita, I can for the iPad since it is much more versatile. Perhaps as time goes on an there will be an application developed that will make 3G attractive, but initially I just don't see it...

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Re: Best option is: Wi-Fi

Nov 10, 2011

I'm getting the 3g version. I don't own any devices with 3g, not even a smartphone, or an ipod/pad/phone, not even a tablet. So the vita will be the first 3g device that I own.



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Re: Best option is: Wi-Fi

Nov 10, 2011

I'm getting the 3G just for the fact that should there be a time when I want to use 3G I can. Better to shell out the extra $50 then to buy the wi-fi model and be disappointed six months later.

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Re: Best option is: Wi-Fi

Nov 10, 2011

I don't think so. I think in six months 3g will be out dated and 4g will be the main internet source for portable devices. So your plan might acutally back fire completely.

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Re: Best option is: Wi-Fi

Nov 10, 2011

it could be outdated, but that doesn't mean you can't use it.



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Re: Best option is: Wi-Fi

Nov 10, 2011

R0M3Ox53 wrote:

I don't think so. I think in six months 3g will be out dated and 4g will be the main internet source for portable devices. So your plan might acutally back fire completely.

Proud Sony fan and owner of PSP 1000, PS2, PS3, and soon PS Vita.

It will take longer than that for the cellphone companies to actually stick to soemthing like the 4G standard, they are all using different parts of it and adding their own proprietryn bits from what I understand. So to get a device that can be sold around the world without having to change a major part of it would be a long way off.

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Nov 10, 2011

I agree. Look at AT&T, they said they're adding like, 6 more cities to their 4G LTE network. But that's just 6 cities out of the millions in the US. And that's a large time gap from the other areas they had before.

4G may be starting to expand a bit, but it's still far off from becoming the "Standard".

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