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Old 12-22-2016, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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I don't know where you are located - but I know there are many options available. Price will no doubt affect what sort of internet experience you need/want. Here is a link to a blog which has some information you may find useful. Good luck in your search....https://www.allconnect.com/blog/options-for-internet-service-without-a-phone-line/
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... Verizon does that in Eastern PA, but only if you already have a voice line which is ridiculously overpriced. They state very clearly "Verizon home phone service required."

A friend of mine has that service and she pays $110-$120 for the phone line and the DSL line (1.5 Mbps). I have tried to convince her that the cable company will sell her 25 Mbps and phone for about $70-$80 per month, but she is afraid to change her verizon e-mail since she has used it for business for decades.
Our phone company will install phone/dsl for like $70/month. Then after 6 months you can cancel the phone part and keep the dsl part for $30/month.

The phone is very loud with background static. When we had it we were constantly yelling to get the caller to call us on our cellphone.
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:59 AM
 
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WHy not get Internet through a Wireless provider that has unlimited data?
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:27 AM
 
Location: NYC by week; ATL by weekend
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Remember the good old days of Clear Wireless?? This is one example of why anti-monopolistic regulation is good. And why the government blocked large wireless mergers such as the T-Mobile one. With Clear, who was bought out by Sprint, you did not need to have either phone or cable service.
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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WHy not get Internet through a Wireless provider that has unlimited data?
To use a cellphone you need to be fairly close to a cellphone tower with good signal.

Then you need a service provider without data limits. Our provider charges a lot more for data and has set low limits.
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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Look at Cricket. Their unlimited plan isn't going to win speed tests but it is enough to stream on (one stream) and truly unlimited for now. Also owned by AT&T. Little reason to remain on post paid anymore unless you need device payment plans. Even then, many MVNO's are offering them or looking to.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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To use a cellphone you need to be fairly close to a cellphone tower with good signal.

Then you need a service provider without data limits. Our provider charges a lot more for data and has set low limits.
True, it is not an all end solution especially for someone that lives in a rural area and does not have a good signal. This option only works for people that have a good wireless signal.

The carriers with unlimted data that I know of are T-Mobile, Cricket, Boost Mobile and Metro PCS.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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The "Issue" with the unlimited data is after the first xGB they throttle the speed down to 3G then 2G, So it seem like you are back in Dial-up Days.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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what about fiber cable? Using google free internet but other companies offer them as well
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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'How to get Internet without cable and landline'

Rotate wifi stops between fast food, grocery deli, Denny's, coffee, airports, malls, library, truck stops, train, bus, airplane, and 'understanding friends.'

If in town.... hack into a neighbor's wireless
If in Country and U like slow, expensive, and undependable- satellite
If near a city and can afford data -4g

I am 16 miles away from a metro of 1m people, but get none of the above so need to drive to town several times per day to get Internet and do video conferences in Asia at 3AM for work duties. It is a pita to not have internet available at home. 15% of USA is without internet access. That is pretty sad, since Google and Facebook are "wiring the rest of the undeveloped world". It is likely those in USA without internet will stay without, unless they build their own $500k microwave tower, and get an equally expensive FCC approval.

I work internationally, so enjoy much better connectivity in other countries.
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