landline switched to cell internet- is this good?

Posted on 2012-09-19
Last Modified: 2012-10-15
in USA, which politicians get the priviledge of getting their own paid drivers to take them around? (other than the president)

Sprint- wi-fi option.

There is a remote location where there is no DSL and cable it cost prohibitive. so we just had dial-up on the landline.

Sprint is now offering a solution:

they sell a box and a cell phone. The box has 2 connections - one to the landline number and the other to mobile internet.

This way they are promising faster internet; so the previous landline number will now work on internet, so we can save on the landline cost also.

the total bill is going to be $100 approx.

Do you recommend this? Is this unique to Sprint only or any mobile providers?

How efficient is this?
Question by:25112
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    I'm in the same boat you are in... but mine costs just a bit less through Verizon.  I have their 4G JetPack hotspot with 8GB monthly for $50 and then I have a separate 4G box  for my phone.  It connects either directly to a normal house phone or I can plug it into a wall jack and use the existing house telephone wires.  It's only $20 unlimited nationwide...  Both work pretty good being that I can't get ANYTHING else but dial-up.
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    by:Rob Williams
    It's not the same thing but I have a couple of clients whose cell phone provider supplied them with a  Netgear unit (see link) that has a DSL/Cable connection with failover to cellular network.  It seems to work very well.  The cell network will provide much faster speeds than dial-up. Be careful though cellular data can be expensive.
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    Another note about the hotspot... it doesn't have ports for hardwired network devices.  if you have (or plan) to hardwire your home... use a wifi extender with port connections to tie in the whole house....  works great for me.
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    The Netgear has 4 Ethernet ports, and there is an additional service available that lets you plug in standard land-line phone and use it to call anywhere via the cellphone network.

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