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Old 09-26-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:24 AM   #2
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if you have 4g go for it. 3G is like DSL
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:17 AM   #3
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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....
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:31 AM   #4
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Verizon FIOS generally starts at $50/month and includes a landline and you get a decent router for that price too.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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Yeah, I'm looking into FIOS and Cablevision.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:20 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:20 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:57 AM   #8
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Haven't had the phone lock up on the Cellar.
Yet.
I just won't touch the monkey....
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:28 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:45 PM   #10
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...I just won't touch the monkey....
Aw, go on. Touch it.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:06 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:09 PM   #12
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google voice
sip online
voip
google talk
all voice calls are now data and unlimited (domestic only)
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:09 PM   #13
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Aw, go on. Touch it.

But... but... but... it'll log me out...
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:17 PM   #14
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Touch the monkey!!!
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:52 PM   #15
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Y'all get a room, m'kay?
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