iPad Mini Wi-Fi only models come at a more affordable price, giving consumers a low cost iPad. However, the lack of cellular support means you will need a Wi-Fi hotspot to access internet on the device. However, with most smartphones now offering built-in hotspot support, iPad Mini Wi-Fi only model can access network anywhere your smartphone can, making iPad Mini Wi-Fi Only a great buy.
iPad Mini Wi-Fi only model cannot access internet on mobile networks like MTN, Glo Mobile, Airtel, Etisalat, etc. This is their major drawback. However, their lower prices make them very enticing. For example, the 16GB Wi-Fi only model is around 20,000 Naira cheaper than its equivalent Wi-Fi + 4G model.
Our recommendation is that you go for the iPad Mini Wi-Fi + 4G/3G models, except you have a reliable wireless hotspot. The good news is that if you have a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Phones and Nokia Lumia phones or even your iPhone, you already have a Wi-Fi hotspot in your pocket and can create a wireless hotspot for your iPad Mini Wi-Fi only tablet.
As long as you have a data plan on your phone, it can provide the wireless hotspot for your iPad Mini. If for any reason you do not want ton use your phone as a hotspot or have no access to a reliable and secure wireless hotspot, it is best you buy the iPad Mini Wi-Fi + 4G.