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When choosing an iPad you have an important initial decision to make. Do you want an iPad that only uses WiFi (a.k.a. wireless Internet access) to connect to the Internet or do you want an iPad that in addition to WiFi uses cellular data service and works and is billed like a mobile phone?

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