The Ability to get online and how you are able to do so is a big factor. The General options begin with the basic Wi-Fi, all the way to the 3G & 4G. Having a Wi-Fi connection will give you the option of not choosing the Data plan. You will only be able to use the online features when you are in the proximity of a Wi-Fi connection. Keep in mind that even if your device has the higher connectivity capability of 4G, if the wireless provider you currently are using does not have the capability, you may still end up running on a slower connection. Sometimes the carrier may have the capability to deliver the higher speeds but not at all locations. Check with your carrier on maximum speeds and locations.