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Old 15-05-18, 19:11
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How can you get internet without a landline? I hardly use my landline as at work. I find it a rip off we are charged just for having a landline. So how do we beat this trap and use internet witrhout phone line and then just use our mobiles as a phone?
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Old 15-05-18, 19:16
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However you do it you will be charged. This is the way to do it with a mobile, it's called tethering and is used a lot in the narrowboating world. There are other methods such as satellite and dongle, mifi etc. Coffee shops and other retailers do free internet and there is BT Hotspots. Apart from the free retialer ones none are cheap and you may well find that a landline is the cheapest option.


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Old 16-05-18, 08:59
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Hello,


Do you mean getting broadband without using any cable connection or just a way of getting it without having to pay for a land phone rental ?


Pete says how you can do it without a cable, but if its just the phone rental you want to avoid, you can get Broadband only deals.
https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/broadband/only-deals
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Old 16-05-18, 09:41
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Default Re: Internet without a Landline

You do what I have done is get a dongle which you plug into your computer, It gives you internet access. I use Three but others are available, 02 and Vodaphone, for example, it is not broadband.
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Old 16-05-18, 13:15
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https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/g...adband/dongles


I had one of these for a couple of years when I had a narrowboat. It was okay as a standby but it was slow, relatively expensive and very restrictive on download allowances. That was with EE. This was a few years ago so it may have changed but I doubt it.
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Old 16-05-18, 14:59
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Current 4G dongles are quite fast. I download regularly at around 20-30Mb/s when at my caravan but it does depend on location with respect to the Mobile mast. Also data can be expensive. Deals are always available on eBay . I have found "3" to be the most reliable and I buy a 12GB sim which lasts a few months unless downloading the MS Windows updates so I disable them whilst at the caravan.
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Old 16-05-18, 16:09
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Dunno why I cannot edit my second post, probably because I have cookies set to delete when I close FF. Anyway the edit was I was with 3 not EE. I don't think EE was going when I had a dongle neither was 4G so consequently mine was snail slow. And I was trying to use the dongle inside a tin box ie my narrowboat.
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