hi all Im after buying a ipad 1/2 for dad for xmas - either a 3g or wifi + pocket wifi modem setup , pending discussion. It works out roughly the same price for a 3g ipad vs a non-3g+wifi modem. My dad will use it up and down the east coast of AU , while away on road trips etc. My questions are :- 1. Apart from initial setup - what gives the better value plans (in general) ? 2.What offers better average speed / better coverage ? My options are a ipad 1 refurbed , 3g or wifi. Its easiest as a 3g so its "all in one" - but i worry about coverage and or actual speed (3g on my iPhone , for example is SLOW) I am looking at what both telstra , optus and vodafone offer.... thoughts ! Thanks !