The high cost of internet access

@savak03 (6684)
United States
June 23, 2017 5:08pm CST
I have been having trouble lately getting online. Internet access is so expensive and in a lot of areas where I live some plans are not even offered. To make matters worse I have had to move again and the place I have found is even harder to get internet and the rent is higher. So, I haven't been here hardly at all and it looks like my participation will be even sketchier for the foreseeable future. At least this move has put me in a place of my own instead of living with relatives and never knowing how long that will last. I still have my smart phone though so I will try to join in on it when I have data. I sure do miss being able to come here whenever I want.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
23 Jun 17
I'm sorry. I only have internet through my phone's mobile hot spot. When my data runs out it's very slow.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
24 Jun 17
Yeah, that's what I'm using now. I get 3 gigs of data with my phone plan but using it to run my laptop eats it up in a hurry.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
26 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies That just goes to show that when you think your problems couldn't be worse you hear someone else has it worse than you. Out internet isn't quite that high but it's close. The internet I had before I moved cost 84.00.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
24 Jun 17
@savak03 Yeah I know it does, mine is the same way. I can't afford internet either, it's $120 per month which is way too much for us!
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@PatZAnthony (14752)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Jun 17
The high cost can be frustrating for many. Here we pay one set price and use as much as we want0
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
24 Jun 17
Where is here?
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
25 Jun 17
@PatZAnthony. That is one state I've never been in.
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@PatZAnthony (14752)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Jun 17
@savak03 North Carolina
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@Shavkat (135985)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
I agree. I need to work hard to pay the internet bills through online teaching.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
25 Jun 17
What do you teach? That sounds like a good gig. Does it pay well?
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
26 Jun 17
@Shavkat That sounds like a great job. It is not something I could teach though because English is the only language I know.
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@Shavkat (135985)
• Philippines
26 Jun 17
@savak03 I teach English to non-native speakers. It is a good niche for me.
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• United States
23 Jun 17
Tell me about it..the cost of this internet is outrageous here. I hope I can figure something out. Glad to see you here. I am so glad at least you are in a place of your own.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
23 Jun 17
Thank you, I am enjoying the privacy. Not having to share a bathroom with kids is my definition of heaven. At first I was able to use the landlords wifi but his modem went bad and he had to get a new one but it isn't pushing the signal far enough to reach me.
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• United States
23 Jun 17
@savak03 Oh dear this is is so sad...you will have to come up with some solution..I know you will find a way..you can lend mine but you are too far away haha
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@just4him (299522)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jul 17
I'm sorry you're unable to be here as often as you would like.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
9 Jul 17
Me too, but maybe that will change in the near future.
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@just4him (299522)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 17
@savak03 I hope so.
@franxav (13556)
• India
23 Jun 17
Getting 2 GB for a month is about INR 300 ($5). That really pinches my frugal pocket.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
24 Jun 17
I know what you mean. I hate to have to buy additional data.
@maezee (42003)
• United States
23 Jun 17
That is frustrating. I usually use MyLot only with the data or wifi on my phone. Is wifi available in a lot of places around you?
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
24 Jun 17
Well there is a library near and of course a lot of the fast food places offer it. But it is difficult for me to get up and about like I used to. I have to budget my energy and the gas in my car.
@Courtlynn (67003)
• United States
23 Jun 17
Sorry you are having trouble. Wish you better luck with it
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
24 Jun 17
Thanks, I need a break. I can make some extra money doing a few mystery shops but to do that I need the internet on a reliable basis. Doing mystery shops requires a balance to keep from spending more than you can make.
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