semi high speed


I’m moving up in the world. I now have semi high speed internet. I have a internet connection through my cell phone company, and it works!!!

For those who don’t know, I live out in the middle of no where. I have no chance of getting cable, DSL, Fiber Optic, and even our local wireless. I could get satellite, but I would need to cut down a few trees, since I live in the woods and have no clear southern skies. I’ve been using a dial-up connection for years. Now have speeds at least 4 times as fast, sometimes more. I think if I get a good external antenna for the receiver, I will approach DSL speeds most of the time. I am just impressed by this.

I’m going to be checking some things out over the next few days, and if all works out, I will be getting rid of my dial-up account, or at least going back to the free 10 hour deal with ads. If I get rid of the dial-up completely, I may get rid of my land phone at the same time. That would more than pay for my high speed connection. Cool stuff, no install fee, the hardware was free with rebates, and I didn’t have to cut any trees.

6 thoughts on “semi high speed”

  1. Sounds great, congrats! Now I don’t have to feel badly about sending you forwards that will slow your comp – just kidding!

  2. Welcome to the high-speed internet world! I don’t make much money myself, but I could never go back to dialup now that I have been on cable for years, and so I consider it a basic utility…

  3. Great John! Now you can start to enjoy the world of and and the other sites all of us high-speeders enjoy! I think getting rid of the landline phone and the dialup is a great idea… Does the service require your cellphone to be hooked up as you thought?

  4. I don’t need to have my cellphone hooked up at all. In fact, as I type this, my cell phone is at home charging, while I’m at the theater typing this reply. So it is very portable. I’m also watching the pitch-by-pitch gameday of the the Tigers.

  5. While I don’t quite have DSL speed at home, I was able to increase my download speed.
    I needed a rather large download for a software update. My normal plan would be to take thumb drive to work, download at lunch, and hope to remember thumb drive in the afternoon. Since today is Saturday, that would have to wait until Monday. With the new Cell modem, I was able to download it in 15 minutes. On the dial up that would be at least two hours, if I didn’t lose the connection.

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