Completely Cut The Cord- Save Thousands By Replacing Cable Internet With Hotspots

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Cutting the Cord, The Next Generation

I’ve heard the term ‘Cut the Cord’, the big middle finger to Cable companies for annoying introductory rates.

Replacing Cable TV with alternatives. This was studied earlier this year. This still requires using the Cable company for internet service.

Next, We remove cable companies from your home using Hotspots.

Premise- Meeting Quality Specifications

Internet needs to provide:

  • Netflix
  • Video Games- MMORPGs(I suppose its 2017, so MOBAs?)
  • Multiple users Googling
  • Youtube

Or whatever you need. You decide your quality specifications.

These specifications achievable through Comcast and AT&T internet. If Comcast is 5 dollars cheaper than AT&T, and they both hit all quality specifications, spending $5 extra dollars a month for AT&T would be Overprocessing Waste.

You are paying extra money and not getting value.

If Hotspots can meet those specifications, you can make the change without noticing any change.

Testing Hotspot Technology

Steps to Test:

  1. Turn on your phone’s Hotspot.
  2. Change your home internet to your new Wifi
  3. Test connectivity to your favorite websites
  4. Test Video Streaming Services. All of them ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  5. Test Video Games
  6. Make a decision if the internet speed met your expectations

Upon finishing our testing, Tmobile’s LTE was a suitable replacement for our needs. Our plan is about 60$/month for 1 phone’s service, which we also write off as a business expense in taxes. (hmmm… Might have to write about tax writeoffs…)

Next Steps

You need to conduct your own test. Try it tonight, make sure you plug in your phone for charging.

Very quickly we found that Hotspot technology met all of our expectations. Cancel your $50+/month cable bill. If your service is good enough, you won’t notice the difference… except for saving hundreds of dollars a year.


Make the change to Hotspots, optimize your money!

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7 thoughts on “Completely Cut The Cord- Save Thousands By Replacing Cable Internet With Hotspots

  • November 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I have a security system that requires Wifi, I would need to have a dedicated phone for home. Any ideas?

    • November 16, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Ideas for a cable internet free, home security system…

      Let me think about this 🙂

  • November 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    This sounds great, but what about data usage? Is that T-Mobile plan unlimited?

  • November 15, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Also, I think I read something once that said mobile providers will cut you off if they look at your usage and realize you’re using your hotspot as your main WiFi. Any thoughts on this?

    • November 26, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Yeah, that happened to my mom’ and phone. They cut her off because she was streaming a movie on her pc. She doesn’t have internet where she lives and it was her only way of getting it. Service is Sprint though, but I’m not sure if a lot of cell companies would be chill with this because of the way they are.

  • March 21, 2018 at 4:13 am

    How many GBs per hour do you use for gaming? That is my biggest concern. 1 hour of dota 2 (or any other MOBA) is…? Most “unlimited” plans actually have caps. I think verizons is 22gbs.


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