I have a laptop, and a kindle fire. However, I am seriously considering giving the kindle to my niece next year (she is wanting one, but her parents want her to be 8 first), getting rid of my smartphone, and getting an iPad. I love my smartphone, but I barely use a tenth of the internet that I pay for each month (5 GB) and think I would prefer an ipad with a limited data plan instead. I have wi-fi at home, work, and at school, so I mostly use wifi with my phone instead of my internet. I do like the hotspot on my phone, but rarely use it.
I really don't think I would miss my smartphone that much, as long as I keep unlimited texting on whatever phone I would get, and I would probably have the ipad with me all the time (I carry my kindle everywhere), so I could use it to get online instead of my phone (which I rarely do, I prefer to use the kindle).
I don't want two data plans, hence getting rid of the smartphone. Would you all suggest getting the new ipad, or would one of the older, less expensive versions do just as well?