I have a new iPad with retina display (Wi-Fi only). Can I use 4g with it if I put it under my AT&T contract?

I use my WiFi at home or where available. When I purchased my iPad the sales man said that most places have WiFi available so I really don't need a plan, and if I can't use my iPad to look something up I have my iPhone to use. Well I use it more Than we thought I would be and it's becoming a hassle when I can't connect to a WiFi hot spot. I was wondering since I have AT&T if my iPad is capable of 4g service since its only a WiFi or if that's something that is part of the software.

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Nope, There has to physically be cellular 3G/4G LTE antennas in your ipad. They are expensive! Thats why the 4G ipad costs $129 extra! Everybody always claims that you will be fine with just wifi, but i agree its a big hassle haha. You will have to sell thta one and buy a 4G model sorry. :(

    • Answered by Paula S from Brooklyn
    • Jul 4, 2013
  • You can setup your phone as a personal hotspot then your iPad can connect. Check with AT&T for plan rates.

    • Answered by Susan M from Newark
    • Nov 29, 2014