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  •  You may be right to some extent but (2+ / 0-)
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    Brown Thrasher, elfling

    I have dialup.  It would be nice if I could watch a complete four minute Youtube vid without waiting a half hour for it to load.

    Never meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.--Bruce Graham

    by Ice Blue on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:31:58 AM PDT

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    •  Can you get a cell phone (1+ / 0-)
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      Ice Blue

      With a 3G hotspot? If my DSL modem goes on the fritz I use my Moto D2G's hotspot as my modem til service comes back.

      •  I dunno. What would that cost me? (0+ / 0-)

        I'm disabled.  I'm broke.

        If I had ponied up an extra hundred dollars last year and bought a laptop I could go a little more than a mile down the road and bum off of the local hospital.  Whatever they've got is pretty fast.  

        Never meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.--Bruce Graham

        by Ice Blue on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 10:49:52 AM PDT

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        •  Ah, well, you probably couldn't do this (1+ / 0-)
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          Ice Blue

          I don't think that phone that you buy minutes for at filling stations have phones with 3G hotspots; that would be the cheapest if they did. I pay a bit for my cell; I won't even say how much, but there isn't a specific extra charge for using the hotspot. (Some "tether" their phones for the same effect.) When I was hospitalized 7/2011-7/2012, and acquired a netbook with wifi, and spent hours surfing the net (well reading kos) using my cellphone.

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