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Mobil Wifi vs. Regular Home Internet?

by Taylor_Camp / October 26, 2012 2:49 AM PDT

Now that there are Mobile Wifi devices, why wouldn't we just use those in our homes AND take them with us wherever we go with our computers? Is this illogical? I am trying to decide if I should pay monthly for internet in my new apartment....Thanks!

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Depends on you!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2012 2:53 AM PDT

Most of those mobile wifi don't work so nice inside a home. I found myself trying all the windows until it worked. Also it's a bit more costly than my home internet.

And lastly there's the subject of download limits. Those mobile devices usually have very low limits.

Only you can decide which solution is best for you.

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by Taylor_Camp / October 26, 2012 3:58 AM PDT
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I've seen 40ish in my town.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2012 4:01 AM PDT
In reply to: agreed.

But the coverage is an issue, it disconnects and reconnects every hour so gamers would scream.

But for those that can get along with this, why not?

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IME, it's a better choice for lighter users...
by Pepe7 / October 26, 2012 4:07 AM PDT

..who are also not on a strict budget. Any sort of real workout of such a broadband connection- as has been mentioned, gaming, streaming, etc., is likely to disappoint IMO and E. And that's not even getting into the bucket of bytes limits.

You should be able to find DSL service for $20 that would suffice. Add that to a required data plan on your cell phone plan and the total costs are similar but performance more reliable.

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