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LG G Pad III Owners Thread

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What's the best case for this tablet?
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max011 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 2:03 pm
Amazon.ca is almost local! :-)

Just received this case [for my second G Pad]

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06X99 ... UTF8&psc=1

Oh boy, it's a champ - for rough handled Pad - a.k.a. my! :-)

My wife has one like this:

https://www.amazon.ca/Pad-Pasonomi%C2%A ... d+III+case

and it is very, very good too...

Edit: Don't forget tempered glass screen protector if you go w/the first option! [Not needed w/Folio cases IMHO.]
https://www.amazon.ca/protector-Pasonom ... +Protector
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max011 wrote:
Nov 17th, 2017 1:38 pm
Hmmmm..... Not bad at all if your FreeWind LTE coverage is in place:

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/freedom ... n-2143812/
The G Pad IV is weird though. The SD 435 is about the same as the 617 in the G Pad III, so I don't know why they switched SoCs, and the 3000mAh battery is a huge downgrade. But it comes with a kickstand mod that adds a speaker and a battery pack....so I guess it depends on how good that mod is?

If I was looking for one of these, I might still wait for Fido to respond with a free G Pad III. The SD 435 is, from what I read, the same to the SD 617. Though if you have good Freedom coverage in your area, then it's probably a good deal.
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mcfart wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 8:51 am
Though if you have good Freedom coverage in your area, then it's probably a good deal.
Even that depends on usage. If you put the SIM in a smartphone, as many/most are doing, and travel then you'd have to compare Freedom's coverage with Fido/Robbers. I suspect that comparison wouldn't end well for Freedom.
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bylo wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 8:56 am
Even that depends on usage. If you put the SIM in a smartphone, as many/most are doing, and travel then you'd have to compare Freedom's coverage with Fido/Robbers. I suspect that comparison wouldn't end well for Freedom.
It really woulden't. They are pressuring people to get this plan since it's limited time BUT:
1. Freedom brings back promos all the time, literally.
2. Fido will likely have a free G Pad III sometime this year, on the better Rogers Network
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Exactly my point. Also Fido has faster speeds and offers free extended roaming on Bhell/Telus across Canada where there are no Robbers towers.

Also worth checking when doing a comparison is whether Freedom restricts usage in any way, e.g. must be a tablet, no tethering, no VoIP, etc. Fido doesn't have any such restrictions.
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bylo wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 9:04 am
Exactly my point. Also Fido has faster speeds and offers free extended roaming on Bhell/Telus across Canada where there are no Robbers towers.

Also worth checking when doing a comparison is whether Freedom restricts usage in any way, e.g. must be a tablet, no tethering, no VoIP, etc. Fido doesn't have any such restrictions.
If the history is a teacher, FreeWind will only choke you down after you go over your allotted data. No extra $$$

You are free to use your SIM card with anything: hub, cell, tablet, tethering included, VOIP works [depending on your signal quality, of course] in other words same as Fido. Except the network..

I have their 1GB/$10 SIM in my G Pad [cost is actually $5 w/"Better together" saving and got free Hub worth $99 at that time] In Vancouver - wherever I go - it is pretty acceptable on 3G so I'd believe that LTE would be even better but YMMV... Can't check tho, have nothing w/Band 66 LTE...
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Good to know. Thanks.
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bylo wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 9:04 am
Exactly my point. Also Fido has faster speeds and offers free extended roaming on Bhell/Telus across Canada where there are no Robbers towers.

Also worth checking when doing a comparison is whether Freedom restricts usage in any way, e.g. must be a tablet, no tethering, no VoIP, etc. Fido doesn't have any such restrictions.
Also, forgot to add: With FreeWind SIM you are also getting unrestricted access to any of countless ShawOpen Wi-Fi spots in Canada... and these are pretty stable and fast connections in my experience...
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I am also interested in buying one (specially new). If somebody with a good deal can PM great
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garce wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 10:38 pm
I am also interested in buying one (specially new). If somebody with a good deal can PM great
I ended up buying a a used one.
It is on nougat. Battery is not great though. Drained 1% per hour when not in use (overnight) with wifi on
Any tips on how to improve it?
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max011 wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 4:08 pm
Also, forgot to add: With FreeWind SIM you are also getting unrestricted access to any of countless ShawOpen Wi-Fi spots in Canada... and these are pretty stable and fast connections in my experience...
Be mindful that most RFD members are from the GTA. What are ShawOpen Wi-Fi spots? For someone serious about getting a data plan to complement a free tablet, freedom is not an alternative to Fido. Those wanting this tablet over edition IV, it's still possible to get it, but it could be a bit of an Easter egg hunt. I am sure a few obscure kiosks still have old stock.
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will888 wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 10:18 am
...Those wanting this tablet over edition IV, it's still possible to get it, but it could be a bit of an Easter egg hunt. I am sure a few obscure kiosks still have old stock.
The Fido kiosk at the Belleville Mall said he had Gpad IIIs in stock when I tried to get a IV.
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will888 wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 10:18 am
Be mindful that most RFD members are from the GTA. What are ShawOpen Wi-Fi spots? For someone serious about getting a data plan to complement a free tablet, freedom is not an alternative to Fido. Those wanting this tablet over edition IV, it's still possible to get it, but it could be a bit of an Easter egg hunt. I am sure a few obscure kiosks still have old stock.
inhaliburton wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 12:53 pm
The Fido kiosk at the Belleville Mall said he had Gpad IIIs in stock when I tried to get a IV.
Oh, damn.. Just got a Gpad IV. If I only knew that Gpad III was still available... Seems much better tabby overall ...

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