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Offline MountainDon

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Cut the cord...
« on: September 05, 2014, 05:38:09 AM »
We finally did as many have done before us. Cut the landline telephone; ported the landline number we've had since '85 to Karen's new smartphone. I get to keep the old dumbphone.  ;)   The phone company made a deal on the DSL for internet only.  Cost is a little more a month in total but we accept that.  All this = internet ability at the cabin; but only within reason as the data plan is not large.
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Re: Cut the cord...
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 06:36:48 AM »
4 bars as of this year where as last year there were 0 or 1.  Our plan does not allow tethering, but I see that Straight Talk which taps into the AT&T towers, is offering several plans that allow it: http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/shop/serviceplans/hotspotserviceplans.

I'm not sure if phone service is in addition to. Probably.

I'm sure AT&T and Verizon offer similar at a higher price.  T-Mobile has provide unreliable where we are.

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Re: Cut the cord...
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 09:14:25 AM »
As far as I have been able to tell the only thing that works reliably in our corner of the Jemez is Verizon.

I believe, StraightTalk uses a mix of providers depending on where you are.  I may try them some day.
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