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Old 06-30-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend an inexpensive wireless internet provider.
We don't need t.v. or phone, just internet.
Thank you.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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I think your options are either Clear, or the cellphone providers. I have an ATT broadband card through work and it works just OK. Have seen mixed reviews about Clear.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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AT&T has wireless for the home with no telephone service needed. It's 14.95 a month and it works everywhere, not just home.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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what do you plan on doing with your wireless internet? just stream movies, youtube, facebook, etc etc? or are you planning on doing any kind of gaming?

i ask because the latency on most satellite internet providers SUCKS bigtime. you might get a few megs down but you will have terrible latency.
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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be careful clear has some nasty caps on data
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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data caps and throttling if you go over a certain amount everyday or once a week. YMMV depending on providers. i know cricket also has a data cap, as does virgin mobile.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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AT&T has wireless for the home with no telephone service needed. It's 14.95 a month and it works everywhere, not just home.
My step-daughter is also interested in wireless interent, as she has nothing now (no phone line or active cable connection in her house). I am curious what AT&T wireless setup are you referring to? The Wi-Fi I am seeing on their web page is $19.95 per month, and only works at hot spots. Do they have something else? Am I looking on the wrong place?
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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I called Clear and asked of their product would be good for us. We play games, surf the internet and stream netflix at the same time. The agent said they wouldn't recommend Clear because it will have lag. I am glad they were honest and we will stick with Time Warner.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Stay away from Clear. We are within a mile of the tower and the service is horrible. I only have it because that was one of only 2 choices for us where we lived last year. Shortly after moving back to SA I saw a thread here about how they had sold more then expected in SA and didn't have the capacity to deal with it. My husband took the modem OUTSIDE and it still didn't work any better. As to the wireless I'm paying $40 for--I can set my laptop next to the modem and it still won't work unless I plus it directly to the laptop so it's NOT wireless. We're switching to ATT and I'm trying to talk my husband into being the one to yell until they let us out of our contract, which essentially they aren't honoring anyway since the wireless doesn't work.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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So, it looks like AT&T is a good choice. Thanks!
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