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Need broadband without a landline.

I'm a contractor moving to a different location every 6 months or so. I want to use my cell phone (NET10) and not rent a land line phone. How do I get DSL (Broadband) service without a line? Will cable companies sell TV/Internet service or is this a dumb idea. I have a desktop computer which I can buy a wireless card for but what does it connect to? Any suggestions.

John

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That's called NAKED DSL.

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Some companies offer it, some don't.

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Links about.

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Mind you that it's up to those that sell such to offer it in the market or not.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=NAKED+DSL

That finds the skivvy on this as well as for cable. As to your cell phone that's called a 'data plan.'
Bob

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Uh, nope . . .

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He has no land line. No cable pair. Naked DSL needs a cable pair.

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Just offering ideas.

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The FCC didn't demand that such be offered. Naked services is all up to where you are and their choice on the matter.

It's a shame they don't want something normal. 3G, data plans cost a lot more.
Bob

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How do I get DSL (Broadband) service without a line?

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You don't.

Cable sells all the bells and whistles. You could use that if they are in the area you are going to. Not likely everywhere.

Satellite is what you're looking for. You can get TV and internet. Pricey but it'll work. Just carry the antenna and modem to your next location.

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DSL without land line

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For <a href="http://www.dslone.net">dsl</a> go to http://www.dslone.net I believe they offer this service or you can compare Internet providers that do. I was wondering the same thing if you can get this internet service? I don't have a land line either and was looking for dsl. Who offers dsl without phone and what is it?

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It is called Dark DSL or no phone line DSL

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Ever major telco provides this service, just call them and ask for the service, they do not advertise this service as they want you to have both phone line and internet.

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Tether your Phone??

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Is Net10 a phone manufacturer or the wirless carrier?? With a lot of the smart phones you can use your phone as a broadband modem. I did this a lot with my Verizon Palm. You would have to have the data plan though.

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wireless air card is a solution

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you would have to sign a 2 year contract. Even if you got hughesnet sat internet, which is rotten and worthless.

I ended up getting a sprint aircard that plugs in my usb port on my laptop. $60.00 a mo. cheaper than hughesnet at $86.00 a month and is faster, more reliable, and connects to everything. hughes either blocks sites on purpose or its sat feed is so bad some people cant even see ebay pages...

I have a 2 yr hughesnet contract...working on getting it removed right now.

I am rural and no cable or dsl is available out here. its either wildblue...extremely slow and expensive or hughesnet..faster, but many sites arent acesssible.. air card from cell phone company is lots better!!!

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Rent an aircard too.

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And if you don't want to be bound into the 2 year contract, consider renting one from a company such as Rovair http://www.rovair.com. Essentially they have purchased aircards from both Sprint and Verizon and offter to rent them on a short-term basis.

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