Internet options?...stupid roomate

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  1. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    My irresponsible roomate decided to let our internet get disconnected by not paying the bill for several months. I am more than peeved because my other roomie and I paid our share every month.
    I'm not really sure of my options. I need to connect as soon as possible. Cable is out because you cannot have more than one account at an address and we don't have a landline phone. Any help would be appreciated because surfing on iphone is getting tired quickly.
     
  2. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    Sign a Wireless internet Contract with a Cell Phone carrier and get a mobile internet dongle from them.

    You pay your own bills (meaning no worrying about Deadbeat Roommates), and the speed isn't that bad.

    I believe AT and T has one. http://www.att.com/
     
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    All the major cell phone carriers have an air card. I have a Verizon V740 express card which works pretty well. I think the max I have have seen was around 1.5 mb down.
     
  4. technicolor thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks I found AT&T's offerings. This is something I can do in store? Sweating like a crackhead thinking about waiting for that dongle to ship. Lol

    Thanks for your help
     
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    im sure you know this but ill ask anyways

    if you have an iphone you can tether

    id be really mad at my roommate
     
  6. technicolor thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I thought you had to jailbreak to tether? And yeah I hate her guts right now.
     
  7. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    i would be demanding my money back. and i sure as hell wouldn't let anyone use the connection i'm paying for myself.
     
  8. technicolor thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I will just deduct it from the gas bill I owe her. I cannot wait to graduate and move!

    Well I researched all those other options and frankly they were too expensive, buying pc cards and such. I ended up jailbreaking my phone and I am on PdaNET using my iphone until our regular connection gets cut back on.

    I was afraid to jailbreak my phone but everything went so easy and smooth.
     
  9. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    AT&T (and other providers too, I'm sure) has naked DSL packages that don't require phone lines.
     

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