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Old 11-19-2010, 09:09 AM   #29
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That would be cool if they release it as I'll be in the trailer next week over Thanksgiving. I also put an Airport Express I had in the trailer to create a network to stream music to the sound system.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:30 AM   #30
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I know this is an iPad thread, but for those lonely PC users out there, all you need to do is buy a copy of Woodalls Directory, and use the included CD with your laptop. No internet connection needed.

Assuming you know where you are and where you are going, you can do searches on a number of handy parameters, including the individual camp facilities, such as WiFi, pool and so on.

I would never travel without mine. It has found me great camps up and down the Eastern and Central US, using their rating system to avoid the plethora of nasty camps there are out there.

And now back to your regular Apple broadcast.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:58 PM   #31
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The iPad may be the best thing I ever bought for road travel but signing up for ATT service in the USA was not seamless and painless like the Apple Store in Toronto claimed it would be.

It was exactly the opposite, using up two days.

Believe this or not, ATT will NOT accept a VISA credit card issued by a Canadian bank.

After frustrating hours spent in a three way call with Apple and ATT both on the line the only solution was to line up at a WALMART counter and purchase a PRE-PAID Walmart VISA Card, as if I were someone recently released from a Michigan Prison with no credit standing.

Then there was another, last, frustrating step were you need access to both a phone and the internet to activate the card.

YOu are demeened all the way.

And the fees are horrendous: $3.00 a month regardless, $3.00 every time you add more funds at a Walmart .... on and on.

A not so nice welcome the America ingenuity.

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Old 11-20-2010, 04:44 PM   #32
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Sergei, what kind of cell phone do you have? My Droid X can be used as a wi-fi hotspot for up to 5 devices. May be an alternative to using AT&T.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:06 PM   #33
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We love our iPad and each of us uses it daily, but not for email or web surfing.

We bought it with the 3g - AT&T option thinking we could have an email connection when wifi wasn't available. That was a great idea, but ...

In a 9000 mile loop covering the Northwest and the American West, we only had the AT&T connection with no WiFi available once, three days near the end of the trip. That occurred in Denver. We paid $15 a month for all those months with no service. We found Wifi to be abundantly available at most every campground and used our laptop, and, if needed, the iPad.

I have since dropped the AT&T contract. We also, found that the iPad's Wifi antenna is not as strong the MacBookPro's.

When we go to AZ in Jan. for the cold months, maybe the AT&T connection may work for us.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:41 AM   #34
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Yes, try going into Yellowstone where cell service was rare. Had a weeks worth of e-mail downloading when we hit the interstate at the end of the week. But we are Airstreamers so for some time being unconnected from the web is part of the drill.

As for the ATT issue, I don't know where they get the data from they advertise with the US maps on it but there's a whole lot of the US that gets coverage than the 90 something percent they say that covers the US. And 3G less than that. But the iPad on the road while driving and navigating when you do have a connection is a cool way to go.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:05 AM   #35
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When we go to AZ in Jan. for the cold months, maybe the AT&T connection may work for us.

Just got back from Scottsdale yesterday and AT&T service for my ipad was fine. FYI, we're getting AT&T in SW Colorado next month. I had to use a service address different than my home address in order to get the AT&T connection for my ipad.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:41 AM   #36
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We have the Ipad with the 3G. I was surprised how much we used it on our last trip. If we needed to change plans, the answers were readily available.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:27 AM   #37
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The new Apple TV allows for streaming video and audio directly to the TV. I am using an Airport Express to create the network in my trailer. It works fine as well as the content is on my iPad or iPhone. But since the Airport isn't connected itself to the Internet then I can't use the iPad to stream a movie to the screen. When connected to wifi the iPad doesn't use the 3 G service so you are basically turning off the 3G. If the airport could connect to the Internet then it would be a different thing.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:26 PM   #38
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Quick note: just down loaded the latest iPad software and it makes it even easier to use. Also installed the TuneIn radio app and can listen to any station streaming on the Internet.
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iPad Wall Mounts?

I'm thinking of getting a swing out device for my iPad to be mounted to the wall where the flat screen was going to go. Anyone done this in their AS? If so, what mount are you using?
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Just bought an "iPad HD" or "iPad 3" or the "new iPad", whatever they're calling it. I have had the original iPad since they came out and love it. Don't forget to download the Airforums App!

My wife and I routinely download movies and TV shows from the iTunes store to watch, and I have an HDMI adapter that allows me to plug into the television for a larger screen.

Pandora is great for streaming music if you have a WiFi or 3G connection, and my wife is always making playlists from the 4000+ songs she has in iTunes.

We also use Skype all of the time with our family on our phones and laptops, so the camera in the new iPad will be helpful.

I'm curious as to what other applications people are finding useful on the road?
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #42
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We are buying my son's 32GB IPad2, which he has had less than a year. He is getting the new one.

We are looking forward to having the IPad and all its' features on the road, but are starting to feel a bit techno-saturated.

Aah, well, it is 2012.


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