10 tips to get the most from your WiFi-only tablet

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.

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Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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