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  1. strauss884's Avatar
    I have 3G/4G Xoom that I really like. I very rarely use the 3G and I have a 1GB plan. I bought at Costco and am considering returning it and using the difference towards a thunderbolt. Anyone else considering returning there units and getting a wifi instead?
    03-24-2011 09:39 AM
  2. TPadden's Avatar
    Nope. I bought the Xoom to be MOBILE. Yes, I could tether or look for wifi when on the road but it's sooooo much easier letting it connect 3G when it has to.

    Unlike your use I find I use 3G almost daily - but I don't use much data; the 1g plan still seems to be very adequate for my 3G needs .
    03-24-2011 10:49 AM
  3. Vudumedic's Avatar
    I am using mine teathered phone wifi whatever I can find. I am not going to return it when I get the 4g upgrade I will probably downgrade my phone to a feature phone with no data and go 4g xooming.
    03-24-2011 10:55 AM
  4. Live2ride883's Avatar
    I am using mine teathered phone wifi whatever I can find. I am not going to return it when I get the 4g upgrade I will probably downgrade my phone to a feature phone with no data and go 4g xooming.

    I am thinking about doing the same thing, assuming I can keep my hands off the Bionic.

    But then I couldn't tether to wifi.... decisions, decisions, decisions....
    03-24-2011 11:20 AM
  5. MatthewSchenker's Avatar
    Is the Xoom better than the iPad 2?
    Funny!

    Matthew
    03-24-2011 11:27 AM
  6. dhendriksen's Avatar
    I'm on the fence. I had planned because bluetooth tether was so slick on my Droid X, but it doesn't work on the Thunderbolt.

    I will probably just keep mine.
    03-24-2011 11:32 AM
  7. Live2ride883's Avatar
    Funny!

    Matthew

    We have to consider the fact that he might have been asking a serious question.

    This is a Xoom forum so I think most of us will say yes, however if you asked that question on an Ipad2 message board they would say that the Ipad2 is the better device.

    Basically it comes down to user preference, how you are gonna use it and where.
    03-24-2011 11:33 AM
  8. strauss884's Avatar
    My reason for considering switching is that if I'm going to have a "data contract" I can use the hotspot feature on the thunderbolt and pay the same price and I can use the 4G from that, plus I'd have a new phone. The Xoom won't be any less flexible in theory. Does anybody see a reason this won't work?
    03-24-2011 11:38 AM
  9. TPadden's Avatar
    My reason for considering switching is that if I'm going to have a "data contract" I can use the hotspot feature on the thunderbolt and pay the same price and I can use the 4G from that, plus I'd have a new phone. The Xoom won't be any less flexible in theory. Does anybody see a reason this won't work?
    Should work fine as long as the hotspot doesn't suck your phone battery ...... I generally find the hotspot/ tether should be provided by whatever has the largest battery .

    For me a place to plug in and charge can be harder to find than wifi ......
    03-24-2011 11:48 AM
  10. JohnnyBlaze's Avatar
    I use my 3G daily for about 3-4 hours so I definitely will be keeping my 3G version. Can't wait for the 4G speeds though.
    03-24-2011 11:52 AM
  11. erzhik's Avatar
    nope. but I'm waiting for it to be upgraded to 4g before I get into contract.
    03-24-2011 12:03 PM
  12. sparhawke2000's Avatar
    I'm not going to return mine. I find that I use 3g on occasion, and although I will use wifi most of the time it's nice to have the flexibility.
    03-24-2011 12:06 PM
  13. TPadden's Avatar
    nope. but I'm waiting for it to be upgraded to 4g before I get into contract.
    Either you can't return what you don't have ..... or I don't understand your post.

    If you own a non-contract 3g and get into contract they won't refund you the $200 difference; if you own a wifi only it is unknown but probably not likely they will upgrade it .....
    03-24-2011 12:09 PM
  14. codered18's Avatar
    Either you can't return what you don't have ..... or I don't understand your post.

    If you own a non-contract 3g and get into contract they won't refund you the $200 difference; if you own a wifi only it is unknown but probably not likely they will upgrade it .....
    I agree what he said. If you are not on contract now with 3G, why go on contract with 4G. There is no additional incentive.
    03-24-2011 12:38 PM
  15. clevin's Avatar
    I am using mine teathered phone wifi whatever I can find. I am not going to return it when I get the 4g upgrade I will probably downgrade my phone to a feature phone with no data and go 4g xooming.
    I don't think many ppl would do that, the portability difference is so vast, unless you only want to be connect at limited places.
    03-24-2011 01:23 PM
  16. varsityhacker's Avatar
    I would return mine if I could, I have no plans on using it on Verizons network. Oh well I like the device so I am not mad that I bought early. Just wish I had bought mine through Costco. It is nice that if I ever want to put it on 4g I can, so I got that going for me lol.
    03-24-2011 01:27 PM
  17. cparker5's Avatar
    Nope
    03-24-2011 01:57 PM
  18. erzhik's Avatar
    Either you can't return what you don't have ..... or I don't understand your post.

    If you own a non-contract 3g and get into contract they won't refund you the $200 difference; if you own a wifi only it is unknown but probably not likely they will upgrade it .....
    sorry meant to say a month-to-month data plan.

    And the real incentive is speed. We al saw what LTE is capable of.
    TPadden likes this.
    03-24-2011 02:00 PM
  19. lobobuzz's Avatar
    Keeping mine. I want the 3G/4G capability even though I do not currently have a plan and only using Wifi. I wanted the 3G/4G capability as to not box myself out in the future, if you will.
    03-24-2011 03:01 PM
  20. anon(42011)'s Avatar
    Keeping mine. I want the 3G/4G capability even though I do not currently have a plan and only using Wifi. I wanted the 3G/4G capability as to not box myself out in the future, if you will.
    Agreed. I'm waiting for 4g as well. Nice knowing I have the option to use it if I want/need it.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-24-2011 04:01 PM
  21. terrain's Avatar
    I personally would not carry as my primary tablet one that did not have three g or four g. I also have a TB and while tethering is great you do see a twenty percent or so hit in data speeds. I want a full 14 plus on the zoom.

    Like someone else said the TB does not support bt tether..... its much slower in my testing anyway so I reverted to my mifi prior to the TB release.
    03-24-2011 04:34 PM
  22. qnet's Avatar
    I was going to wait on the wi-fi model but, decided to get the 3G/4G model again. Having 4G LTE will be nice. For some reason Verizon 3G works faster on the Xoom than the Ipad 2 in my area.
    03-24-2011 06:24 PM
  23. ddunn's Avatar
    I went the other way. I picked up the wifi Zoom and took it back for the 3G model yesterday.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    04-09-2011 01:42 PM
  24. bobipop's Avatar
    I have a Wi-Fi only Xoom and tether it to Evo 3G using Wireless Tether via BT. Works great.
    04-10-2011 11:02 AM
  25. rmmorse81's Avatar
    I have the new Samsung mifi 4g. Its sweet because I get full 4g speeds and don't have to worry about my battery life at work. So WiFi Xoom it is.
    04-10-2011 11:41 AM
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