Reviewing Home Internet Choices April 30, 2020

Currently, my home Internet choice is mobile data on my phone. In theory, supposedly my phone can operate as a mobile hotspot. I have never been able to get this turned on.

There are a number of home Internet options in my area: cable, satellite, mobile hotspots, and other providers. Starting with other providers, those tend to be beyond my budget. I haven’t checked the miscellaneous fees lately, but in the past, they averaged 22% on top of the monthly charge. Tello is an exception. At $9/billing cycle, the extra fees were only $0.52, not even 10%.

There are a few mobile hotspots option. Unreal Mobile has an option, but they are out of mobile hotspots at the moment. They will email me when they get more in stock. Other cell phone providers may offer a similar deal, but many don’t or severely limit how much mobile data you can use.

Satellite options vary widely in price and limits. Dish seems to one of the more popular in the area, but requires adding TV service. Moat other satellite Internet providers are above my budget.

The main cable Internet provider in town is Cox Communications. Online, it sometimes offers $19.99/month for the first year, for months 25 – 60, $29.99/month, for months 61 – 99, 39.99/month. At other times, it’s much higher.


About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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