- Joined Mar 24, 2008
I have spent the last 5 days without Internet service. It was traumatic to say the least. Obviously it has now been fixed.
When the cable Internet failed I dug out my little MiFi from my cellular carrier and it worked out fine. I had all but forgotten I had that little gizmo and it worked out fine till the regular Internet was up and running again. A natural gas explosion about a mile and a half away took out our service. The house shook and shortly after the cable went out.Did you resort to trying to access the internet on your smartphone?
Hi,It would not bother me too much to have an extended outage of my home internet connection – except possibly when it is time to pay off the balance on my credit card (each month). Although I have the fall-back position of access via my work.
I have considered (possibly in the not too distant future), when I become older and infirm and cannot get out – that I might be relying on my internet connection for the delivery of essentials (food, medication and other services). Before we have robots and self-drive cars to get me around, I might have to consider paying for the services of two internet service providers to minimise the possibility of an extended outage.
I have done just that... BT here in Blighty have just rolled out 4g sure... Both wired and wireless with seamless switching.. Must be avaialable over the pond!!Hi,
You can get wireless phone service so if the normal internet goes out for you the phone internet service will get you anywhere on the web. You just need a phone that can do data as well as the other stuff like voice and text. You can even look up new places if you need to. The phones are like little tablets, in fact they are little tablets with phone capabilities.
Some services are cheap if you dont use too much data. It sounds like you would be using minimum data until the regular internet service coes back up.
Dont know your location so i dont know what is available in your area though. You'd have to check that.
Hi,I have done just that... BT here in Blighty have just rolled out 4g sure... Both wired and wireless with seamless switching.. Must be avaialable over the pond!!
Hi,I don’t think my Nokia 3310 has internet connectivity.
Hi,I thought you knew where I lived!!!! Remember the Rochdale Cowboy!!!
The 4g sure is actually faster than the wired....
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