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internet access without an existing internet connection?

by ade2007 / July 3, 2010 12:46 PM PDT

Is this possible and if so how do I do this?

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No

No, if I understand what you're asking correctly, no. Unless you want to pay several thousand dollars to be your own Internet backbone, you need to go through an ISP of some sort.

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Re: access and connection
by Kees Bakker / July 3, 2010 6:08 PM PDT

No, you can't access Internet without being connected to it. That could be, for example:
- a wireless hotspot at your local Starbucks: http://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/wireless-internet (free)
- a data plan with AT&T or Verizon for your smartphone (not free)
- a cable or ADSL line from an 'ISP' to your home (not free)
- a subscription to a satellite Internet provider (not free)
- dial-up if you have a landline phone (that's pay-as-you-go)

Kees

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YES, you simply ...

contact a local service provider and pay them to set you up an account and become your service provider.

If you mean that you want to be your own service provider that becomes a bit more complicated and we would need to know how much you have bugeted for this as it will no be cheap to become part of the backbone.

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Over in your other discussion you reveal some BLACKBERRY?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2010 6:09 AM PDT
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If you mean....
by Papa Echo / July 4, 2010 8:54 AM PDT

..without an eisting Internet connectin under your own name, then Yes. But that is called stealing....

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