Wireless cards cost around $60 every month and require a two year contract.
I prefer DSL service over Cable. Cable does cut out more than the telephone lines.
Yes, you need to have phone service to have DSL.
You can connect to a hot spot, if you can find one. May be a PITA.
Using a cell phone to connect can also be costly.
I currently live in Pittsburgh and purchase my highspeed wireless internet through Verizon. When I initially went wireless a few years ago, I purchased a D-Link, DI-624, 802.11g, wireless router for $62. I used Verizon instead of Comcast because the cable connections/lines in my condo building are very old and are split several times. To add on wireless internet would effect the cable/tv signal.
I am moving to Washington DC. I am considering not getting a telephone for my home and instead just use my cell phone. My computer has wireless capabilities already (no need for a card). My questions/concerns are:
1. Is Verizon better/worse than Comcast wireless service? I know it depends on location but if someone has serious feelings one way or the other, I'd like to know.
2. If I stay with Verizon, do I need to have a telephone line in order to connect to the internet?
3. I see some people using wireless "cards". Can you connect to the internet from anywhere? How is the connection/speed? Is one provider better than another? Is it more expensive than Verizon? I currently pay approximately $40/month.
Any help you can give is greatly apreciated!!! In case you can't tell...I'm not "technically" gifted. Thanks very much.