As some of you are aware, I will be moving in the next 45 days or so. This has me wondering about ways to save money in times to come. My cable TV and internet are a bundle package as is the norm these days it seems, but what if I called the cable company to have them remove the internet side of my service and use only the Personal HotSpot on my phone?
I have been experimenting with using my iPad and iPhone as my internet link for a couple three days now and am not completely satisfied with the results. For general surfing and getting around inside my website here it works OK most of the time but certainly does not equal the speed the cable provider serves.
No surprise, it’s well known that data transfer speeds via your cell system are not that great even with the miracle of the LTE service. I tried the other day to view a video on YouTube and had very little problem. Tonight I tried that again and got the damned spinning wheel of death. So, I’m very much on the fence.
This may end in restoring the WiFi side of the cable service in pure frustration. Is it worth the aggravation? Data use on my phone account isn’t an issue. I set the iPhone 6 to Personal HotSpot on, WiFi on and that sets the WiFi to link to the cell system, not my in-house WiFi which is connected to the cable system. I’ll keep experimenting…