How to Get Internet without a Cable or Phone?

Removal of cords and cables is not always the solution when problems strike. Many people are exerting extra effort to generate income. A lot of households are trying to find imaginative and innovative ways to avoid spending too much. To help reduce expenses and as technology develops, there are many ways to hire the services of a high-speed internet provider without them obliging you to compensate for the phone's cables and services. So, worry no more.

How to Find the Internet without Cable or a Phone Line?

If you are not yet sure what internet provider you will avail, you have to know who among the internet providers offer the best internet connection. Most popular names like AT&T, Comcast, or Time Warner and the local providers or the service resellers of DSL are the ones to consider.
You have to ask for information and details from any of these Internet Service Providers, such as their preliminary deals and reimbursement upon switching services. It is an excellent option to show or conduct a speed test on the internet. As a prospective client, you need to know how fast your current internet speed is and what is necessary when cutting a cord.

To start, you need to do the following:

  • Find out which provides a faster internet based on your location. You need to search for an internet service provider.
  • Contact those companies that provide the internet in your area and find what other services they offer.
  • Compare their offering to your current provider and find out their differences.

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Do not forget to ask about the equipment and installation charges. Everyone does not like an additional charge on their monthly bills after the connection. The most important thing is to have some extra time to think thoroughly by comparing what company or internet service provider you will avail.

Comparing Internet Service Prices

Other well-known telecommunication companies are infamous for overcharging consumers for their principal services and tools. They are even known for causing deception to consumers by concealing any ambiguities and loopholes in their agreement, stating that something is free but then again not. Before signing into an agreement, you must ask about everything you do not understand because once the contract has been signed, there is no turning back. After all, you may be charged for breach of contract. Signing an agreement by affixing your signature connotes that you have understood the agreement thoroughly. Thus, it would be best if you chose the internet service provider that serves the best connection.

Here are some questions that you may consider:

  • How much is their available data capacity, if any? What will happen if your monthly data exceeds?
  • How much internet speed can they offer?
  • Is their connection reliable?
  • If there is a satellite in the area, does your geographical location affect the satellite's reception?
  • As to the agreement, is there a length of time to finish the contract? If terminating at the earliest time, are there any charges?
  • Are there any extra charges?
  • Is it possible that the agreed price will increase after the preliminary period?

How fast does my Internet need to be?

The speed of the internet is the controlling factor if you're trying to avail such. Selecting the right internet service provider, aside from its price, is necessary. Sometimes the faster the internet, the better. But somehow, it’s not always possible. Many households often do not need to have a high internet speed connection for their ordinary living. If you use only the internet to play online games, for audio or video streaming, it is unnecessary to have a faster or a high-speed connection.

Just a fair high-speed connection will do. Conversely, if you are only doing web browsing or just going through your email, a lesser speed connection would be okay. Based on your geographical location, if high-speed internet is not accessible, you will know it from the reports. If you only want to do video streaming and know that your speed may be lower than 5 Mbps, it is most likely sufficient to stream on Netflix only.

Mostly, faster internet connections are expensive. So, before selecting which internet provider you will avail of, you need to think through your needs. You must take note that the market speeds that are typically being promoted do not usually match their actual rates. It would be better to ask the internet service provider if they can conduct an in-house test before signing the assessment agreement.

Should I buy a Modem or Router?

Households usually lack a modem or other specialized equipment for an internet connection. Internet service providers can indeed offer better speed. However, attached to it is an additional fee. Some of the internet service providers take an extra fee which ranges from 10$ to 20$ each month just to rent out routers and modems in addition to their regular monthly payment.

A few years later, you will soon realize that it will cost you too much to add it up. For you to have a lesser monthly expense, you better buy your own router or modem. With that, you can also freely switch up operators or internet service providers. Before purchasing a new router or modem, consult any ISP to identify what kind of modem they offer. Do not put any anxiety on your part to have better internet access, when there are ways that you can have a faster connection that costs you less.

Finding Internet Service in a Rural Area

Many households in the U.S still don't have more options accessible to them, specifically in a rural location. 50% of Americans residing in a rural locality have lesser availability on internet broadband. This reality is because of economic and geographical issues. It is not easy for them to build or install the needed broadband infrastructure. Some companies such as WildBlue and HughesNet attempt to provide satellites in the rural areas, but satellites are still not accessible in these locations. These require long drawn out processing to apply, which is difficult because the yearly budget is limited. Google also presents a Loon project for high-speed internet that may reach the rural area, but this remains in the pipeline for now. Therefore, rural areas have limited options.

What if I need a Home Phone?

There is this technology called Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP, the purpose of which is to link the phone to the internet. It allows you to use devices similar to landline phones. There is no need to cut your cable and you change only to an internet plan. There are a lot of Voice Over Internet Protocol providers but only some of them may have better offers.

A good example is a Skype application wherein the subscription can either be through your personal computer or mobile phone. You can receive calls and messages on either of the devices. On the other hand, VoIP providers such as Vonage and Ooma help you to use actual home telephone receivers. Like with any service provider, you must do your research or find options before committing. Signing a contract could end your anxiety but make sure to choose wisely.

Emil S.

Emil is a Data & Design Specialist with a degree in BS Information System, specializes in Admin Support & Creative Design.

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