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Saw an ad for a new service today in my local newspaper: AT&T Wireless Home Phone and Internet.  http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/internethomephone.html#fbid=rDuoUjiX-DC

 

Verizon has a similar offering, Home fusion Broadband I think they call it.

 

AT&T appears to have separate plans for their service, Verizon offers the same data plans as their share plans.

 

I wonder if Sprint will come out with a similar service after NV is complete.  For people like me, with no cable or DSL broadband available, 4G LTE is the up-and-coming option, but with data caps it's limited in some ways.

 

The AT&T plan offered with this is fairly reasonable, you can have 20GB for $90.  Although, it appears they require you to also switch to using it as your home phone also.

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Saw an ad for a new service today in my local newspaper: AT&T Wireless Home Phone and Internet.  http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/internethomephone.html#fbid=rDuoUjiX-DC

 

Verizon has a similar offering, Home fusion Broadband I think they call it.

 

AT&T appears to have separate plans for their service, Verizon offers the same data plans as their share plans.

 

I wonder if Sprint will come out with a similar service after NV is complete.  For people like me, with no cable or DSL broadband available, 4G LTE is the up-and-coming option, but with data caps it's limited in some ways.

 

The AT&T plan offered with this is fairly reasonable, you can have 20GB for $90.  Although, it appears they require you to also switch to using it as your home phone also.

 

Well, that will load up there 10x10 

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Sprint already offers home phone service, outside of aircards and hotspots I think home internet is a bad idea.  Clearwire did this and that 4G network ended up slowing too a crawl in many places.

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Sprint already offers home phone service, outside of aircards and hotspots I think home internet is a bad idea.  Clearwire did this and that 4G network ended up slowing too a crawl in many places.

 

I have the wireless home internet solution  ;)

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Wanna bring it to Kempton, PA?!

 

 

I only have one city in PA as of right now on my list.  Kempton is well over 100 miles from the nearest switching center i have access to.  Looks like you will be missed in round 1.  Hope is not lost however, round 2 & 3 could spell relief for you; If i had 10 billion dollars in funding i could certainly speed up the process. 

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This is similar to Verizon's HomeFusion plan, price-wise. But they do require the phone piece with it at an additional $20/mo. 

 

What I'd like to know is whether my employer discount applies to this plan or not.  With Verizon it doesn't apply to HomeFusion since they say it's not a program of Verizon Wireless but rather of their wireline division.  But you can use a hotspot and get similar amounts of data (30GB) on the mobile share plan and get the discount.  The price ends up being about the same but overage is $15/GB instead of $10/GB.

 

I need to call AT&T today about data usage on my hotspot and will ask about the discount then post back here.

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Talked to AT&T today and my 23% discount would work on the data portion ($120 for 30GB) but not on the phone piece ($20).  So at least that's better than Verizon.  I was thinking to switch home phone anyway, and was going to do Sprint Phone Connect.  But with these better data options on AT&T I've got some thinking to do.

 

I with Sprint would do something similar or even just lower their overages on their mobile broadband plans.  $50/GB is just way too much.  And I'm not getting 1900 LTE at home anyway right now, so Sprint's not an option until 800 LTE starts rolling out.

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Talked to AT&T today and my 23% discount would work on the data portion ($120 for 30GB) but not on the phone piece ($20).  So at least that's better than Verizon.  I was thinking to switch home phone anyway, and was going to do Sprint Phone Connect.  But with these better data options on AT&T I've got some thinking to do.

 

I with Sprint would do something similar or even just lower their overages on their mobile broadband plans.  $50/GB is just way too much.  And I'm not getting 1900 LTE at home anyway right now, so Sprint's not an option until 800 LTE starts rolling out.

I'm not sure there is much Sprint can do right now, I'm sitting at work and cant even look at apps in Google Play because the connection keeps timing out.

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I'm not sure there is much Sprint can do right now, I'm sitting at work and cant even look at apps in Google Play because the connection keeps timing out.

So... get back to work :P

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HomeFusion seems like the more reliable product though. Bigger antenna. And no home phone requirement (which uses a separate box, over CDMA, if you do pick it up).

 

That said, I don't mind at all that AT&T is doing this. Sure, its prices are downright bad when you compare to terrestrial access. But HSPA+ or LTE beats satellite, which is priced similarly these days, as long as it's available, and now you get to choose between both wireless Ma Bell incarnations.

 

And this puts a bit of pressure on Sprint and T-Mobile to do the same. Which Sprint can do by grabbing off-the-shelf dual-pol 2.4GHz antennas and hooking them to TD-LTE WiFi routers, and putting the requisite equipment on their towers. Plenty of capacity compared to VZ and T, so they can hit a lower price point. They've done this already with Clearwire WiMAX; I'm almost certain it'll happen again.

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HomeFusion seems like the more reliable product though. Bigger antenna. And no home phone requirement (which uses a separate box, over CDMA, if you do pick it up).

 

That said, I don't mind at all that AT&T is doing this. Sure, its prices are downright bad when you compare to terrestrial access. But HSPA+ or LTE beats satellite, which is priced similarly these days, as long as it's available, and now you get to choose between both wireless Ma Bell incarnations.

 

And this puts a bit of pressure on Sprint and T-Mobile to do the same. Which Sprint can do by grabbing off-the-shelf dual-pol 2.4GHz antennas and hooking them to TD-LTE WiFi routers, and putting the requisite equipment on their towers. Plenty of capacity compared to VZ and T, so they can hit a lower price point. They've done this already with Clearwire WiMAX; I'm almost certain it'll happen again.

 

Maybe they can devote EBS for that.

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Well, this option is a no-go for me...at least right now.

 

Called this afternoon sign up and was told it's only available in some parts of the northeast right now.   Around the DC area, Western Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and a little of Kentucky.  Apparently it's just a pilot and they "should" be expanding but for now it's limited in availability.

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