Cheapest way to get unlimited internet for 1 month in California

zijin_cheng

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I will be working in California for 1 month and would like the cheapest way to get unlimited internet for that month. I will be working in Plaster City near El Centro, California.
 

zijin_cheng

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Let me rephrase that question: What is the cheapest way to get unlimited internet while I'm moving around El Centro/Plaster City? I'm not going to be tied down to one point so I need internet at all times.
 

zijin_cheng

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Let me rephrase that question: What is the cheapest way to get unlimited internet when I'm not beside any WiFi hotspot, secured or unsecured?
 

yinan

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Kill someone and steal their phone, since there really isn't a cheap way to do this?
 

kt

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Let me rephrase that question: What is the cheapest way to get unlimited internet when I'm not beside any WiFi hotspot, secured or unsecured?

Get a data plan on your cell phone, you cheap ass.
 

zijin_cheng

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Get a data plan on your cell phone, you cheap ass.

Wow, first I get troll answers, then a supposedly "experienced" forum member doesn't even read my question and assumes I am a cheap ass. Anandtech has really gone down the dumps. You mods should start doing some work.
 

yinan

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Wow, first I get troll answers, then a supposedly "experienced" forum member doesn't even read my question and assumes I am a cheap ass. Anandtech has really gone down the dumps. You mods should start doing some work.

You are asking a question you already seem to know the answer to.

1. Without a cell phone, how do you expect mobile Internet to work?
2. Do you think there are open WAPs all over the place that you can use without paying, and if there were, why would people pay for mobile data plans?
 

Newbian

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Wow, first I get troll answers, then a supposedly "experienced" forum member doesn't even read my question and assumes I am a cheap ass. Anandtech has really gone down the dumps. You mods should start doing some work.

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LevelSea

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snail mail me the link you want to go to, and I'll take a screenshot and mail it back. all for a nominal fee.
 

ViRGE

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T-Mobile.
Does TMo offer month-to-month unlimited? I think it's the unlimited part of this that's making it so hard to give the op a good answer. AFAIK none of the carriers are actually unlimited; it's X GB and then you get capped at various speeds and/or sent to the bottom of the priority heap. And then there's cell phone data versus tethering.
 

AznAnarchy99

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Does TMo offer month-to-month unlimited? I think it's the unlimited part of this that's making it so hard to give the op a good answer. AFAIK none of the carriers are actually unlimited; it's X GB and then you get capped at various speeds and/or sent to the bottom of the priority heap. And then there's cell phone data versus tethering.

Yup. It's $80 and it's truly unlimited. No speed caps.
 

AznAnarchy99

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7GB on tethering (which still isn't bad), so not truly unlimited, but unlimited on the phone. OP says working so I'd assume tethering, but maybe not. $80 isn't really cheap, but not extremely pricey.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/31/9230595/t-mobile-unlimited-data-tethering-warning

The issue was that Android users were rooting and bypassing the 7GB tether block for unlimited tether data. Many of those people were then using it as their main internet at home and torrenting.

If you do this you're an asshole anyways.
 

Phoenix86

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The issue was that Android users were rooting and bypassing the 7GB tether block for unlimited tether data. Many of those people were then using it as their main internet at home and torrenting.

If you do this you're an asshole anyways.

No, I understand, just pointing out it's not truly unlimited depending on how it's being used. OP will be using it as his primary connection outside free wifi.
 

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