If you’ve decided to forego a cellular antenna and data plan for your new tablet computer, you may be interested in PC World‘s Sarah Jacobsson Purewal’s 10 tips to help you get the most form your WiFi-only tablet. And take comfort in knowing you’re not alone:
“Much to the chagrin (and much against the ill wishes) of wireless carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, people are buying Wi-Fi-only tablets. In fact, some studies have shown that in 2011 up to 90 percent of all tablets sold in the United States relied on Wi-Fi, rather than on 3G or 4G LTE.”
(Click here to read 10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Wi-Fi-Only Tablet)
With the high cost of cellular data plans and the extra cost of tablets with the cellular antenna included, it’s unsurprising many users are opting for the WiFi-only route, particularly as tablets become more affordable and move down-market. The increasing availability of free WiFi in airports, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs also makes ditching the data plan a sensible proposition.
Except during the Olympics, of course, when you’ll want to stream water polo while taking the bus to work.