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Wi-Fi Crisis

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JoeSTL, Feb 14, 2016.

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  1. JoeSTL

    JoeSTL Thread Starter

    Feb 14, 2016
    I am trying to get unlimited internet for my uncle who lives in a rural area. We can see a cell tower from his house, so LTE or 4G hotspots work great. But we currently have T-Mobile's highest available hotspot plan; 22GB per month. It is simple not enough. My uncle plays PS4 and one update could take up all of his data for the month. We previously had Clear internet, which ran off of cell towers in the same way, the only thing different is that it was unlimited. Sprint bought Clear and discontinued it. I have spent countless hours trying to find a solution but no one simply offers unlimited like this. We are out of the area of actual Wi-Fi providers, such as AT&T or DirecTV. Does anyone have any idea how we could get this to be unlimited? Maybe a router to boost speed? I don't know. Maybe an alternative to Clear? Please help, thanks!
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    Sorry. There's no alternative. If you go cellular, you're most likely going to have to deal with usage caps. But I think AT&T cellular has "unlimited" where after a certain point, they throttle your connection. I'm not sure so you'll have to check an d also verify you're in their coverage area for cellular.

    The only other thing I can suggest is maybe ISDN. But you're not going to get very fast speeds. 128Kbps. But at least there won't be any data caps. But be aware you're going to pay a significant install fee.
  3. Simonjc24


    Feb 17, 2016
    Ive seen a method where you get a little box and basically a SIM card and you put it into the little box so say 100GB of data on 4G for how ever much a month and I have seen quite good speeds around 40mb/s download, I'm not to sure what it is called though
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