Anyone getting the 3G Vita?

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#1 Posted by e_stone001 (1769 posts) -

I am.

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#2 Posted by GamejunkieUK (332 posts) -
Yes I am too. I'm looking forward to the social and game related aspects being available where ever I am instead of worrying about Wi-Fi hot spots and having to pay for them individually depending who the provider is. With 3G I'm paying one provider and can access it anywhere there is 3G coverage. I'll use the Wi-Fi if I'm near a free hot spot.
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#3 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
If I get a vita the 299 3G bundle looks like best deal even if u don't use the 3G after free month
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#4 Posted by JustPlainLucas (77822 posts) -
I'm only getting it because I shamefully cannot wait until the 22nd, so I'm getting the first edition bundle. I won't be using the 3G, though, since I can't use my current phone plan with it, but at least it's there in case I ever want to use it.
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#5 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

yeppp im getting it because im getting the FEB because im impatient.

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#6 Posted by ChiefFreeman (5669 posts) -

I am. The 8gb memory card and 250mb of data are a plus.

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#7 Posted by e_stone001 (1769 posts) -

I'm only getting it because I shamefully cannot wait until the 22nd, so I'm getting the first edition bundle. I won't be using the 3G, though, since I can't use my current phone plan with it, but at least it's there in case I ever want to use it.JustPlainLucas

Both the 1st Edition bundle and the 3G model come with a 250MB data plan with a free PSN game to download. Plus you don't have to have a contract to use 3G on the handheld. It's more of a prepaid plan really.

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#8 Posted by nyc05 (10190 posts) -

In my FEB, yes. I don't now if I'll actually use the 3G, but at least it's there if I decide I want to use it.

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#9 Posted by TwighlightBlade (872 posts) -

Nope. No reason when you got wifi.

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#10 Posted by THA-TODD-BEAST (4569 posts) -

Nope. No reason when you got wifi.

TwighlightBlade

And a mobile phone.

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#11 Posted by amari24 (1899 posts) -
The only reason why I'm getting the 3G is because it comes with an 8GB Memory card and the free PSN game. I couldn't really care less about the 3G itself, but I guess the option is always there if Sony ever comes to their senses and actually make the 3G worthwhile. If they don't eventually scrap it, that is.
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#12 Posted by e_stone001 (1769 posts) -

In my FEB, yes. I don't now if I'll actually use the 3G, but at least it's there if I decide I want to use it.

nyc05
Dude, where have you been? It has been forever since I last seen you post on Gamespot.
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#13 Posted by darkspineslayer (22396 posts) -
Canadian FEB is wifi only, and I can just piggyback off the 6GB on my iPhone.
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#14 Posted by Richard841 (238 posts) -
Yes I am.
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#15 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

Wait a second, Vita can be used as a mobile phone? I remember being intrigued by the 3g version, but then also remember being turned off by the data restrictions. I could be wrong...

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#16 Posted by riou7 (10841 posts) -

I know I am. When? Well that I don't know.

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#17 Posted by GamejunkieUK (332 posts) -

Nope. No reason when you got wifi.

TwighlightBlade
Wi-Fi isn't available every where. I'd like to see use Wi-Fi when you're on the bus or the train for example.
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#18 Posted by GamejunkieUK (332 posts) -

[QUOTE="TwighlightBlade"]

Nope. No reason when you got wifi.

THA-TODD-BEAST

And a mobile phone.

No thanks. I have no desire to use up the battery in my Vita and my phone at the same time. Not mention the I impracticalities of tethering.
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#19 Posted by LovePotionNo9 (4751 posts) -
Yes, I've preordered the 3G Launch Bundle. I haven't decided on what games to start with though, although I am considering Super Stardust Delta, Escape Plan, and Little Deviants. I'm not sure if LBP or MDN will be a huge leap over their PSP counterparts though. Could be wrong. Considering those, too. Also, Wipeout 2048 looks good. The most interesting looking one is Gravity Daze, but I don't think it's a launch title. There are a few other interesting ones, but those are the first to catch my eye.
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#20 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

What's the motivation for buying the 3G version? You can't play online with the connection, download size are limited, and you can't piggyback off your cellphone data plans.

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#21 Posted by rickray (25 posts) -
So I went to pre-order the 3G/wifi launch bundle at BestBuy today and the guy said he wasn't sure completely about the bundle but they only have one SKU for the 3G/wifi model so I went ahead not really knowing if I was getting the bundle. Upon reviewing my receipt later, I had two SKUs listed that had been pre-ordered, the 3G/wifi PSVita and a second that is simply had the word "Escape". I wonder if this says a couple of things, namely that the bundle is represented by two SKUs in BestBuy's system and that the free PSN game that is in the bundle is "Escape Plan". Maybe it's just a placeholder but it seems too suspiciously specific for that. Thoughts?
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#22 Posted by e_stone001 (1769 posts) -

What's the motivation for buying the 3G version? You can't play online with the connection, download size are limited, and you can't piggyback off your cellphone data plans.

Gxgear
You can play online using the 3G data plan. It's just some games will use the feature, but more will happen soon through development process. Downloading games is different, you can download it using 3G, but it's better to just use Wi-Fi for that matter to not go over your cap space and the cellphone data plans are completely irrelevant besides trying to tether with the Vita.
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#23 Posted by Ultrabeatdown55 (15314 posts) -
[QUOTE="TwighlightBlade"]

Nope. No reason when you got wifi.

GamejunkieUK
Wi-Fi isn't available every where. I'd like to see use Wi-Fi when you're on the bus or the train for example.

I'd like to see you get good 3G service on trains... Anyway, I literally just put down $249.99 on the Wi-Fi model at GameStop. I have absolutely no interest in paying a monthly fee for 3G when I have an iPhone and rarely play handheld games online.
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#24 Posted by Ultrabeatdown55 (15314 posts) -

What's the motivation for buying the 3G version? You can't play online with the connection, download size are limited, and you can't piggyback off your cellphone data plans.

Gxgear
Wait you can't even play online with that connection? Then yeah, it is worthless if you already own a smartphone.
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#25 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
I have an iPhone how would share connection?
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#26 Posted by rickray (25 posts) -
Connect the wifi capable Vita to the wifi hotspot functionality known as your iPhone. Exorbitant carrier charges apply of course.
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#27 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
Oh my carrier charges 30 for tether
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#28 Posted by THA-TODD-BEAST (4569 posts) -

What's the motivation for buying the 3G version? You can't play online with the connection, download size are limited, and you can't piggyback off your cellphone data plans.

Gxgear

Bingo.

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#29 Posted by icy1007 (173 posts) -

I got myself a 3G launch bundle for $240.

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#30 Posted by Ultrabeatdown55 (15314 posts) -

I got myself a 3G launch bundle for $240.

icy1007
How...?
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#31 Posted by JustPlainLucas (77822 posts) -

Both the 1st Edition bundle and the 3G model come with a 250MB data plan with a free PSN game to download. Plus you don't have to have a contract to use 3G on the handheld. It's more of a prepaid plan really.

e_stone001
Yeah, from my understanding though, it's just for the first month.
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#32 Posted by ch2423 (1973 posts) -
[QUOTE="THA-TODD-BEAST"]

[QUOTE="TwighlightBlade"]

Nope. No reason when you got wifi.

GamejunkieUK

And a mobile phone.

No thanks. I have no desire to use up the battery in my Vita and my phone at the same time. Not mention the I impracticalities of tethering.

The battery argument is a fair one, but if you already have a mobile hotspot option on your phone, its not that impractical. I have a Thunderbolt through Verizon and am grandfathered in with unlimited 4g data. My hotspot runs at 21mbps download and shows up as a normal wifi connection. With this set up, I will be able to use all features on the Vita no matter where I'm at.
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#33 Posted by Matthew-first (3317 posts) -

I got free 1.5 gb of internet in my local operator... but naah...
I'll stick with wifi version... not gonna play online while outside...

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#34 Posted by THA-TODD-BEAST (4569 posts) -

not gonna play online while outside...Matthew-first

You can't with most games, anyways. 3G is not for online play. I sometimes wonder how many people realize this.

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#35 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -

[QUOTE="Matthew-first"]not gonna play online while outside...THA-TODD-BEAST

You can't with most games, anyways. 3G is not for online play. I sometimes wonder how many people realize this.

The only point of 3g is small downloads (less than 20mb) and social stuff only pretty much right?
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#36 Posted by THA-TODD-BEAST (4569 posts) -

[QUOTE="THA-TODD-BEAST"]

[QUOTE="Matthew-first"]not gonna play online while outside...AutoPilotOn

You can't with most games, anyways. 3G is not for online play. I sometimes wonder how many people realize this.

The only point of 3g is small downloads (less than 20mb) and social stuff only pretty much right?

Yeah, pretty much, and web browsing and GPS and things like that.

Almost everything 3G allows for on the Vita, you can do with everyday devices like mobile phones.

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#37 Posted by Matthew-first (3317 posts) -

[QUOTE="Matthew-first"]not gonna play online while outside...THA-TODD-BEAST

You can't with most games, anyways. 3G is not for online play. I sometimes wonder how many people realize this.



Well then if its only for internet... then it has no point for me.

I have good WinPho7 :)

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#38 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -
No. If you could play games over 3g then I would consider it, but there is no reason to if I can't download games over it or play online over it. It would be a silly purchase. Not to mention, I'm not even getting the PSV until March, so the week early thing doesn't affect me.