Can you purchase an ipad mini with just wi-fi and later decide to add cellular, or is it a built-in capability?

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    It is a built in capability. If you get the wifi model you will NOT be able to add cellular to it later on. If you think that a cellular capable version might come in handy for you it'd be best to buy the cellular version now. You can always turn off the cell data portion just as you can always add data at any time.

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  • Cellular capability is built-in, so if you buy Wi-Fi only, you cannot add cellular later. You gotta buy cellular from the get-go!

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  • Cellular ability cannot be added as it is special hardware that is specific to the model. You must buy a device that supports cellular technology.

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  • No, it has to be done when you buy the iPad.

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