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Rural internet service

My wife and I just moved to a rural area with no fiber optic access, so no internet providers. All the wireless companys want an arm and leg for mobile hot spots. Right now wr are using our phones as hot spots and using up data fast. She has to be on the intetnet for her business any thoughts on our problrm?

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Re: rural internet service

If there's no wire going to your house (that's cable or ADSL via phone line) your need to go wireless.

That's 3G, 4G or 5G (depending on what's available where you live) or satellite. Satellite is expensive and slow. Choose the cheapest available plan that meets your requirements for volume (number of GB per month) and speed.

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New Unlimited Service

I'd recommend you take a look at Blazing Hog Wireless because it sounds like you will need a good amount of data and most wireless/satellite Internet companies are going to have caps.

Its not the cheapest internet at $100/month, but its the only one I could find that can get you unlimited internet so you dont have to worry about data caps.

Reading the review, it looks like they resell T-mobile, Verizon, and AT&T service, and have a special agreement with them to sell unlimited plans. If you try and buy directly from these companies, every service plan will have a data cap.

All they do is send you a modem, activate it, and then you can hook directly into it or hook a router for wi-fi.

I found all of that in a Blazing Hog review.

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Verizon overages had me in data jail

I'm in a rural setting as well and used to have Verizon. After paying overages well into the thousands while still never enjoying a single streamed show...we got out. I went to Sprint and got a hotspot with unlimited data. (cue angel choir music) The connection was weak at first, but I have two outdoor antennas feeding into a splitter (Wilson Electronic) and then connected to a Weboost 4g signal booster. I have two panel antennas inside. So it gets a little tricky now...I have an extender that connects to a switch(Nighthawk S9000) and a Netgear AC1200 range extender. I'm still fine tuning the setup, but it seems to work for us. One major bummer of a mobile hotspot is that some live-streaming services(Hulu) don't like to work with hotspots due to it's location feature. You can use a vpn(which will ghost your ip to set location), but I've found they are wise to that as well.

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CONNECTION SPEED

We have an AT&T Homelink for our internet connection at home. It is not very good. Since Blazing Hog will use the same tower will their connection speeds be any better?

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If there is any change in hardware or software.

Then it can change. Will it be faster, slower or the same? Yes.

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