1) Obviously, dial up (even unlimited) is cheap, and I don't mind the slower connection. But I think it still runs total close to $40-$50 range when I factor monthly for the added telephone bill using the land line.
2) I read about some more tech. savvy folks with affordable cell phone plans with approx. $6 internet plans who then hook the cell phone to the computer (often via a router) for cheap internet access (clearly a solution that combines the cell phone--which we all have now--with this ridiculously low internet plan is the best deal b/c it negates the need for both the land line bill and even the cheapest $20 dial up internet plan).
-The problem with option 2 is it seems excruciatingly difficult for the noob (from the pages that I found: http://devices.natetrue.com/mobileap/ and http://www.theintern...-tethered-modem or this unresolved discussion at http://forum.noteboo...d.php?t=182094). Those guides are more than 1 and 2 1/2 years old, though, now, and I wonder what complexities and other aspects--like the appropriate cell phones to use--may be outdated.
-So does anyone know of the best, affordable land line and unlimited dial up plans? And/or are there some simpler, updated guides for the cellphone-to-computer internet option that anyone knows about (and a recommended cellphone/plan for that purpose, which is past due for me anyway)?
Thank you for any advice.
Edited by moscatomg1, 25 October 2008 - 02:44 PM.