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Rural internet??

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by treezpitz, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    Alright, we've bought a house in the country and we've begun the long road of lifestyle changes. One main one is looking to be the internet. We are so far in the boonies that we can't get DSL from any company. Our choices are looking to be satellite internet, wireless broadband or WISP (wireless internet service provider).

    I know there are folks here who have grew up in the same situation that I am now living, what do y'all do for internet? What are the pros and cons of them all? Any info would be seriously appreciated!
     
  2. shotgun wg

    shotgun wg Big Dog

    The only net I have is on my phone. I have an old plan that is truely unlimited data although they do still slow it down sometimes. I don't stream movies or anything no big download but it works fine for me. The Hughes net dish net type stuff is high and limited download amounts in a month.


    Shotgun
    Arkansas
     
  3. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    Yea, that's what I've gathered so far, download limits and HIGH prices.
     
  4. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Hopefully you can find a local wireless internet provider.We have one here that I have used in the past and it was 36 a month and unlimited data.If their isn't one that would be a nice buisness investment for someone capable.The one we have here actually pulls off the phone company sattelites so I know they are paying the phone company something.This is what helps rural places and allows them good service at a decent price.
     
  5. ursaminor

    ursaminor Premium Member Premium Member

    I'd look at WiFi options if u looking to save a buck or if u have unlimited data on your plan tether off of it. Might want to look into getting something better since you doing this long term.
     
  6. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    WiFi I wouldn't think would be any cheaper through a mobile phone company because it still.requires data..Your best connection will always be DSL or cable because its a consistent , more reliable connection.But when your in the boonies that's not possible.I talked to dish network and their price was 60 a month with only 2 gigs of data lol..No thanks.
     
  7. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Top Dog

    can't help you with your question, but congrats on the big purchase! :)
     
  8. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member


    Thank you very much, BK!
     
  9. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    Bama is right, broadband is expensive AF and still has limits. I had to switch cell phones to AT&T because they are the only ones who have cell service where we live. Until then I was using TMobile and they had unlimited internet, but that is no longer a option.

    Bama told me about local satellite/WISP companies and I've checked into them a little and so far I believe the WISP companies are the only ones who don't have limits. Appreciate the info and hope to hear what others are doing.
     
  10. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    This was a very intelligent move by phone companies..A private company pays for the equipment and takes care of all the customers problems.So the phone company is collecting money for allowing them to pull of their sattelite..They are reaching customers that they couldn't reach through private sattelite internet providers.They don't even have to use their technicians.Just like free money.Something is better than nothing in this case.
     
  11. old goat

    old goat CH Dog

    Treez is having a house party and everyone is invite . BK and Sadie will be serving drinks in bikinis so don't miss out .
     
  12. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    LOL @ OG! Just don't expect to be using the internet lol.
     
  13. old goat

    old goat CH Dog

    then how are we going to get porn ?
     
  14. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    You can bring your suitcase full you always have on you. Never leave home without it lol.
     
  15. old goat

    old goat CH Dog

    you know that's the only thing to make the girls sit still . they're always glued to the seat when that comes on lol .
     
  16. mccoypitbulls

    mccoypitbulls Underdog

    You are gonna love the rural life man. Lot of peace out in them sticks.
     
  17. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    A lot healthier living man..You Wong be close to those fast food joints any more..Fast food.in the country is hitting a deer at 60 mph.
     
  18. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Get you a 4 whl drive ,V 8 and I prefer american..Build you a nice solid brush guard and bolt it to the frame..Save your shells.
     
  19. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Top Dog

    careful what you wish for. I can make some strong put you on your ass drinks haha
     
  20. old goat

    old goat CH Dog

    LOL you just want to get us drunk so you can take advantage of us :) .
     

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