Is an iPad WiFi + Cellular without a plan just an iPad with WiFi?

Just wanted to ask since I'm thinking of buying an iPad Air 128GB off someone. I just wanted a regular iPad without a cellular plan but I found this one with both. Will it by default just be like having a regular iPad WiFi?

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes I have used mine in the past without and there was no problem. It will just use wifi.

    • Answered by Nancy V
    • Aug 18, 2014
  • Yes, no Cellular plan or cost required. In addition, the Cellular version also has more accurate GPS due to the addition of a actual satellite GPS chip(s) that is usable even without Cellular service, and with the Cellular version you have the ability in the future to buy Cellular service if needed (WiFi version does not even have that ability). One more thing for the Ipad Air2, Mini3, and Mini4 you can buy a cellular iPad with an Apple SIM (not just tied to ATT, Verizon, etc.) that can connect to multiple cellular carriers when needed, so you can shop for short or long term Cellular service on the fly right from the iPad.

    • Answered by Michael M from Marlborough
    • Oct 16, 2015