FAQ about wireless home internet
What are the best unlimited wireless internet plans for rural areas?
4G LTE home internet plans are some of the best unlimited wireless internet plans you can get in rural areas. Many 4G LTE service plans give you unlimited data at steady speeds of about 25 Mbps.
Verizon’s LTE Home Internet plan is one of the best home Wi-Fi deals. It’s $40 per month for people who are bundling internet service with a cell phone plan. For folks who aren’t using Verizon as their mobile carrier, it’s still only $60 per month. This gives you unlimited data at typical 4G LTE download speeds of about 25 Mbps. T-Mobile offers another hot deal at $60 for unlimited LTE home internet.
Can I use a mobile phone connection for home internet?
You can use a mobile phone connection for home internet, but you won’t get much data. The hotspot feature on your mobile phone is usually capped at 10–30 GB of data per month. Some plans offer unlimited 2G or 3G speeds, and many offer unlimited 5G in areas where it’s available.
Instead of using a mobile phone for home internet, we recommend getting a 4G LTE home internet plan, which gives you the same cellular connection (no cable lines needed) with unlimited data.
What is wireless internet?
Wireless internet is an internet connection that doesn’t use satellites, cable, fiber, or phone lines. Wireless internet includes 4G LTE home internet plans from mobile carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile and fixed-wireless internet plans from providers like Rise Broadband.
Can I get wireless internet if I don’t have cable hookups?
Yes, wireless internet is often available to people without access to cable, fiber, or even landline phone networks.
Wireless data is ferried through the air from cell phone towers to your specially designed modem (for LTE service) or an outdoor antenna and indoor modem (for fixed-wireless service). With wireless internet, you can get a home Wi-Fi network for 20 or more devices.