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Old 01-26-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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Wow! I don't know the speeds. Is that high enough to stream HD TV?


I'm not sure. It streams Netflix just fine but it's just me and a young child. I'm not sure what would happen if you had another user simultaneously. Google could probably tell you. I do know that 3mbps was enough for two playstations to run online gaming at the same time.
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Old 01-26-2017, 11:14 PM
 
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I'm not sure. It streams Netflix just fine but it's just me and a young child. I'm not sure what would happen if you had another user simultaneously. Google could probably tell you. I do know that 3mbps was enough for two playstations to run online gaming at the same time.
Only my pc and one tv are ever going at the same time.
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:07 AM
 
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Tethering on your phone is a great way to save money on Internet that a lot of people may not think about it. The mobile experience is generally terrible IMO, so with tethering, your phone becomes a modem which you can hook up to a computer. Last time I had it, I think it was ten or fifteen bucks extra on the phone bill in order to use the feature. If you're not a heavy data user, it's not a bad way to go.
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:46 AM
 
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If you have copper wire to your house, you can get DSL for as little as $20 a month, it's available from AT&T, Verizon and a number of 3rd party companies. We had it for years and it works just fine.
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:37 PM
 
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Like a lot of folks, I got rid of cable a while back, but I recently cancelled my home internet, too. Saves me a total of $71 per month.

I have internet at work and can tether my phone here at my apt to get on the internet. (I live alone)

I use an ATT GoPhone on the $45 per month plan that includes 4GB of high speed data that is throttled back to 128k after that, which is like having dial up.

I can't really stream any videos on 128K, but it still works for online message boards and bill pay and most surfing, but it's best to only have one tab open at once. For YouTube videos I will go do something else while I let it buffer.

If I really need to, I can buy an additional Gig of high speed data for $10.

Once I have some medical bills paid off, I may get internet again, but for now this works just fine.
No way would I go off the Internet. We need it all day long here at home.
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:20 PM
 
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Tethering on your phone is a great way to save money on Internet that a lot of people may not think about it. The mobile experience is generally terrible IMO, so with tethering, your phone becomes a modem which you can hook up to a computer. Last time I had it, I think it was ten or fifteen bucks extra on the phone bill in order to use the feature. If you're not a heavy data user, it's not a bad way to go.
I have no idea what any of this means.
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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No way would I go off the Internet. We need it all day long here at home.
I feel good about getting rid of cable and home line. $55/month is fine with me. It powers the streaming services that replaced cable. And I have to have a pc, I can't use just a phone. I'm not sure this printer/scanner/etc even has a cord to work w/o wi-fi ......

Anyway, I won't give it up, but if I get the same speed and overall quality for cheaper, that would be cool.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:25 PM
 
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I checked out Comcast on Amazon, but everything I clicked on said, "Please select another package or enter a different zip code. Comcast does not offer this package in your area." Which is a little misleading. They offer the package in my area, just not at those low prices through Amazon.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I checked out Comcast on Amazon, but everything I clicked on said, "Please select another package or enter a different zip code. Comcast does not offer this package in your area." Which is a little misleading. They offer the package in my area, just not at those low prices through Amazon.
It's always something.
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