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Getting internet but not Ethernet

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  1. ConfusedAF

    ConfusedAF Thread Starter

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    HELPPPPPP!

    I am moving to a house somewhat in the "boondocks" and the house doesn't have a phone line outlet in any of the walls. I am renting so i really cant put anything in the walls. I am a student so internet is kind of a necessity. My question is, is there a way that I can get some sort of internet/wifi that I can connect to and use.

    ANY help is greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi, and welcome to TSG.

    When you say, "the house doesn't have a phone line outlet in any of the walls." do you mean that there is no phone line coming to the house at all? If there is a phone line, does the phone company offer any kind of DSL data service?

    Is there cable TV available? If so, does the cable company offer high-speed internet?

    Is cellular phone with unlimited data service available at your location?
     
  3. ConfusedAF

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    No, there is no phone line at all in the house or leading to the house.
    No, there is no cable TV.
    and I checked and no unlimited data.

    I emailed AT&T to see about their wireless hot spot that they have on their account and from the looks of it i will just have to pay for so much data a month if i understand the product description correctly.
     
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    You could check if there are any other cell carriers in your area besides AT&T and if they offer unlimited data?

    Unless AT&T is offering many Gigabytes of data per month at what you consider a reasonable rate, you might find yourself limiting your Internet usage to less than what you would like or need to use.

    Do you have a smartphone and a service plan that allows you to use the phone as a hotspot? Have you checked the signal strength at the rental house?
     
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    If you are a student and the house has no way to get internet: dsl, cable, satellite, cheap cell data plan, then expect to spend a lot of time on campus using the internet on campus.
     
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