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  1. alnova1

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    I am trying to save money right now because things are tight and I was thinking about getting rid of my cable internet and using wireless tether for my home computer. I know its not going to be as fast but money is an issue right now. I was just curious if anyone used there Droid for there internet service and how it did.
     

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    I would not advise it as the higher amount of home data usage might set off some bells and whistles allowing your provider to mess with your account due to breaking the terms of agreement. I only tether as a contingency for when my cable goes down.
     
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    Your home cable bill might go away but when VZW starts sniffing into what you've been doing they can hit you with charges by the MB.
     
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    I was worried about that.
     
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    i agree with shrink. you home pc will use much more data to render the images and content. i only tether while on trips to send long emails or to do a more comfortable web search.
     
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    Guess I will come up with something else then.
     
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    check with your phone or PC (if you have a wireless card) if any neighbors have an open wireless connection. you could just jump on that.
     
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    No open networks around me..already checked.
     
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    Just a suggestion: Call your cable company and tell them you are planning on disconnecting service because the local satellite or DSL company has given you a better offer. I do this with Comcast just about every 6 months. You can be almost guaranteed that they will come down in price (they will probably connect you to their retention department). I save about $20 a month and when they stop giving the discount (usually after about 6 months) I start over again. If whoever you speak with says they can't do anything ask to speak to a manager. Desperate times require desperate measures :cool:
     
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    I think it also depends on how much data you use. I would agree with everyone if you use a lot of data. But, if you hardly use it, then I wouldn't worry about it. I know some people only get on their computer about once a week and use it for email only. If your one of those people, then I would go for the tether option. It's all about the data usage.
     
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    I only use it when my internet is out for any reason, and someone else needs to use their laptop here.. For myself, I just use USB tethering.
     
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    FYI - Most ISP's have an 'economy' or 'lite' plan for little money, even if it's not advertised openly. Speed will be much slower, but the price will be much lower. Ask a CSR about it.
     
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    I nvr use it unless I am somewhere that has no wifi and I keep it in the back of my mind. Verizon will make you grab ur ankle with no reach around. :eek:
     

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