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Old 08-30-2019, 06:14 PM
 
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I had people in NJ tell me that they don't waste time/money setting up internet in the home and just hotspot their phones. Wondering how viable and cost effective that is in north jersey ? what phone plans allow for unlimited internet usage?


I use internet on my laptop and stream netflix and youtube mainly. But thats it.

Wondering if only having a 'phone only' internet in the house is viable.

Thanks
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:31 AM
 
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If you want it to be. I'd rather use the laptop and stream Netflix.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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I know a couple people that do this, but it's going to be trial and error from your specific location. At my house I don't get great cell reception, so data speeds for me are generally only around 1-5MBps. Another thing to consider is that even if you have an "unlimited" data plan, many cell carriers will throttle you to a slower speed if you exceed a certain amount of data in a month.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:47 AM
 
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If you want it to be. I'd rather use the laptop and stream Netflix.
He is. He would use his cell phone as a hot spot and use his mobile internet connection to supply internet to his laptop.
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Old 08-31-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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do all the carrierprovide those 'unlimoted' plans?
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Old 08-31-2019, 01:05 PM
 
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Doesn't it depend on how much you use the internet?
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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He is. He would use his cell phone as a hot spot and use his mobile internet connection to supply internet to his laptop.
That much? I guess that I've lived in places that were difficult, on the wrong side if a hill, and had too many trees. I just ask my son, Mr. Wizard, if something is feasible.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:54 PM
 
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I would certainly look into this.

A few years back I ran into a man who said he was only using an iPhone and AT&T. He said he had a small keypad and he did everything thru his phone and a big screen tv.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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All carriers meter users even with unlimited plans. If you go over a certain limit they will start to throttle your connection. It depends how you use it.

Now, I do think for light users who don't need the internet for work you could get away with using your phone internet to watch movies and do normal internet stuff. But you can't risk it if you have to work from home often.

Wireless is simply not as dependable as hard wire internet.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:03 PM
 
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All carriers meter users even with unlimited plans. If you go over a certain limit they will start to throttle your connection. It depends how you use it.

Now, I do think for light users who don't need the internet for work you could get away with using your phone internet to watch movies and do normal internet stuff. But you can't risk it if you have to work from home often.

Wireless is simply not as dependable as hard wire internet.
that makes sense. plus i just got the cheap deal on optimum for their 20Mbps plan for $24.99 (for the first year!). To get both plans on an "unlimited" plan would definitely cost more.
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