Recommend an internet/phone setup for me, and/or explain hotspots to me
January 3, 2014 9:34 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for the cheapest way to have home internet and a cell phone.
posted by shortyJBot to Technology (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I previously was borrowing my neighbor's wifi, but it hasn't be consistent lately.
I'm looking for the cheapest way to have home internet and a cell phone. I don't need a smart phone/lots of data, but I do need good home internet. I don't have cable, and I use the internet for TV on hulu and netflix, so I need a pretty fast connection.
Currently I am just using a pay-as-you-go phone that is $25 a month for limited calls and unlimited texting. Internet here runs about $65 a month after taxes and fees. So, can you recommend a setup that allows a smartphone to be a hotspot for home internet use? Would my internet use for movies be too much for a hotspot to handle? Is there a setup under the $90 I would be paying for my current phone and adding a home internet connection?
I am not tech savvy and wouldn't be comfortable jailbreaking phones or anything like that.
I am in an apartment where Verizon is already set up. I'm in Richmond, VA.
Can you recommend a cheap, easy setup for me? Thanks for your help/advice!