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What is the difference between WiFi and 4G tablets?

When it comes to tablets, you can choose between WiFi or 4G model. What's the difference, and what are the extra possibilities of a 4G tablet? I'll explain in this article.

What is the difference between WiFi and 4G tablets?

WiFi and 4G tablets

It's possible to connect to the internet with every tablet via WiFi. At home, you use your own WiFi network, while on the road you depend on public WiFi networks such as the WiFi of the Dutch Railways or the coffee shop on the corner. Tablets with 4G have space for a SIM card, just like your phone. If you place a SIM card in your tablet, you can connect to the internet via 4G in places where you do not have access to a WiFi network.

What can I do with a 4G tablet?

4G tablet on the go

With a 4G tablet you have an internet connection anytime and anywhere and you are no longer dependent on WiFi. Place a SIM card with a mobile data connection in the tablet and check your route on Google Maps or update your mail. Are you a sports fan and you don't want to miss a thing of your favorite race or race, then the large screen of your tablet is ideal for following everything outdoors.

A SIM card in a tablet, how does it work?

SIM card in a tablet

If you have a tablet with 4G, you'll have to install a SIM card to use the internet via 4G. That means you have to take out an extra subscription, use a prepaid SIM card, or transfer the SIM card from your smartphone. Keep in mind that some older tablets have a micro SIM card slot, while most phones have a nano SIM card slot. Is your SIM card too large or too small? You can use a tool to cut the SIM card.


The big difference between WiFi tablets and 4G tablets, is 4G tablets also connect to the Internet without WiFi. On top of that, you can use those tablets to make calls. You'll need a separate SIM card in order to do so, since it's not included in the tablet.

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