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Crimson Ghost 09-26-2011 12:19 AM

Cell Phone Internet Access
 
Ok, here's a question for my fellow Cellar Dwellers -

I'm considering dropping my landline and my dial-up internet access.
(Yup, me. I'm the one. I'm the reason AT&T has to keep the dial-up infrastructure going... Bite me.)
Anyway, if I do this, I'll be browsing only on my cellphone.
Have any of you done this, and what are the pros and cons of this decision?

Inquiring minds want to know....

Further information -
I have an unlimited text and data plan, and I'll be saving about $70 a month without the landline and home internet.

jimhelm 09-26-2011 12:24 AM

if you have 4g go for it. 3G is like DSL

Crimson Ghost 09-26-2011 02:17 AM

I'm still on 3G, but considering after Hurricane Irene, I was connecting at the BLAZING speed of 4200k, for 2 FRIGGING WEEKS, I figured I needed to do something.

Yup, you read that right.
Your humble narrator was connecting at 1/3 the speed of the internet in 1990!!!
WHOO HOO! I was hoping whiplash wasn't going to set in!
I was getting lapped by tortoises using walkers!
Sloths fuck faster than that!
From starting the Connection Manager to actually seeing the ATT.net splash page, I could eat a 5 course meal!

Of course, your mileage may vary....

Undertoad 09-26-2011 04:31 AM

Verizon FIOS generally starts at $50/month and includes a landline and you get a decent router for that price too.

Crimson Ghost 09-26-2011 10:57 AM

Yeah, I'm looking into FIOS and Cablevision.

Happy Monkey 09-26-2011 11:20 AM

The biggest problem with surfing on the phone is limitations of the phone's hardware and OS. Maybe making your phone a wifi connection to a laptop would work.

But if FIOS is available, that's much better.

glatt 09-26-2011 12:20 PM

I was just trying to surf the Cellar on my phone a moment ago, and it was very unreliable. I had to take the battery out to get it to reboot before I could make the connection. But sometimes it works. MY FIOS at home is a million times better.

Crimson Ghost 09-27-2011 02:57 AM

Haven't had the phone lock up on the Cellar.
Yet.
I just won't touch the monkey....

BigV 09-27-2011 10:28 PM

you need a phone that can be a mobile hotspot.

virgin mobile has a sweeeet deal, unlimited text unlimited data and 300 minutes of voice for 35 bucks a month.

and the phone can be a hotspot.

Gravdigr 09-27-2011 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crimson Ghost (Post 758747)
...I just won't touch the monkey....

Aw, go on. Touch it.

Crimson Ghost 09-27-2011 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigV (Post 759026)
you need a phone that can be a mobile hotspot.

virgin mobile has a sweeeet deal, unlimited text unlimited data and 300 minutes of voice for 35 bucks a month.

and the phone can be a hotspot.

I like it.
Problem is The Wife has used up to 2000 minutes.

BigV 09-27-2011 11:09 PM

google voice
sip online
voip
google talk
all voice calls are now data and unlimited (domestic only)

Crimson Ghost 09-27-2011 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 759033)
Aw, go on. Touch it.


But... but... but... it'll log me out...

Gravdigr 09-29-2011 03:17 PM

Touch the monkey!!!

BigV 09-29-2011 04:52 PM

Y'all get a room, m'kay?

Crimson Ghost 09-29-2011 11:13 PM

Yeah, but, who'll hold the camera?


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