Need cheap DSL service with no home phone. Suggestions??

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  1. pat fan

    pat fan Sad my tag won't fit :(

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    My DS lives on his own and would like a computer and internet, but has only a cell, no land-line.

    The cheapest I can find is like $30 a month, which my DH says is too high. Anyone have any suggestions???

    Personally, I don't care if he never finds any, because that means he comes home to use the net :cool1: and I get to see him :cool1: But I suppose at some point he needs to get his own. I guess. Maybe.:rotfl:
     
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  3. sam_gordon

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    I think $30 is probably about the cheapest DSL you're going to find. If you're worried about cost, check on getting just local service from the phone company, install a landline & a modem, and go to town.

    Do a google search for 'DSL' & the name of the town your DS is in. What's available some places may not be available for him.
     
  4. pat fan

    pat fan Sad my tag won't fit :(

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    I did google it, and Localnet was the cheapest. I am going to call Verizon, but the web says the don't offer internet where he lives. Phone & TV, but no net :confused3 weird.
     
  5. puffkin

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    Actually $30/mo sounds pretty cheap. I don't think you will find it must cheaper unless you go through a bundle plan which could end up being more pricey once you do the other components.

    There is always the library too if he wants free :goodvibes
     
  6. pat fan

    pat fan Sad my tag won't fit :(

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    No No....mama's house is FREE....all else is too expensive :lmao:

    Actually, I called Verizon and they do offer it for $34.99, so I guess Localnet it is, if he wants it.
     
  7. Straitlover

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    My DSL is $29.99, but that is w/ a bundle w/ home phone. Wish I could get that price stand alone!!!! I'd do away w/ a land line tout suite!
     
  8. sherry7

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    Call Verizon back and ask if they still have the lower speed DSL available in your area. It's still plenty fast, as long as he isn't streaming video, etc. I can't remember the exact price, but it's around $20 or so.

    Another option would be a dry loop through Verizon. That doesn't require home phone service in order to have the DSL service.
     
  9. andycat

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    $19.95/mo for 6Mbps DSL in Jacksonville, FL through AT&T.
     
  10. pat fan

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    No AT&T here, we are in Verizon country :rolleyes:

    OT-Jacksonville??? You are near my very best friend!

    That was the no-phone price, but good idea, I will call back and check the speed of that and see if there is a slower option!
     
  11. arthuruscg

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    What phone carrier do you have and how much is it to add a 3G or 4G modem?

    If he has a smart phone, check on the tethering price.

    Usually I can get faster speed on my smart phone then I can on my parents DSL.
     
  12. pat fan

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    Again in english please?? :rotfl2:

    He just has a Straight Talk phone from Walmart. Didn't want a phone with a plan/contract. He is actually wanting a better phone as he has started having the internet drop on him sometimes. Any clues for that? Hard to find something in the $50 a month range (what he pays now) that has unlimited texting.
     

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