Speaking for myself, I don't miss the 3G option at all. None of my tablets - former and current - had the 3G option and I always used tethering to get online. That said, I should also mention that currently I am in a location where I am enmeshed in free wifi, so that colours my opinion. Regardless, even if the free wifi was not available, I doubt I would need the 3G capability as long as I could tether with my phone. Is tethering for everyone? Probably not. Would I like a second bill for a dedicated data connection? No.