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Wireless Internet Service: You Have Options
It's great to have a choice, isn't it?
Where to shop, where to eat, where to live. What to do on weekends, where to go on vacation, or what you want out of your wireless Internet experience.
There's a lot at play with that last one. Price. Technology. Where you live. All these ingredients make up what your wireless Internet service should look like. We all have different needs when it comes to shopping for a car, choosing a college or deciding which route to take to work. What makes one company stand out among wireless Internet providers might differ from what does for your neighbor.
This is where Wireless Internet Solutions can help.
Ins and outs of 3G, 4G and LTE
Technology moves fast. We move from third-generation technology (3G) to fourth-generation (4G) to LTE (long-term evolution, 4G LTE). The standards constantly change, and the innovation grows, seemingly by the day.
How to make sense of it all?
Here's a breakdown of what 3G and 4G really mean.
|3G wireless||4G wireless|
||fixed wireless Internet access, mobile Internet access, mobile TV, video calls, wireless voice telephony||gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, IP telephony, laptops with USB wireless modems, mobile Web access, smartphones, video conferencing, 3D TV|
||Works nationwide||Range can cover an entire city|
||Slower speeds than 4G||Available in limited markets|
||AT&T, Cricket, Verizon||CLEAR, Comcast, Sprint, Time Warner|
And here's a breakdown of what 4G WiMAX and LTE really mean.
||Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access||Long-term Evolution|
||Metropolitan area networks||Roaming Internet via cell phones and handheld devices|
||Range: Could provide broadband wireless access as large as 30 miles for fixed stations, 3-10 miles for mobile stations||Speed: Experimental trials show it can support downloads of 3000 Mbps per second|
Time to ask questions
When perusing the options for wireless Internet service providers, remember that the wealth of options is to your advantage â€“ and gives you the opportunity to pick the one that's right for you.
Some things to consider â€¦
What is the cost today â€“ and tomorrow?
Beware the asterisk. Some providers have enticing introductory offers with rock-bottom prices â€“ for a limited time. Or with limited speeds or data allowance.
Be sure to know what the cost of service will revert to after your initial offer. Is this is a price you're willing to pay long-term, especially if you're required to sign an agreement?
What are my restrictions?
Some services charge a fee for using their modem each month, but won't allow you to purchase your own modem to bypass this cost. Are there bandwidth restrictions? Other usage or transfer stipulations written into your contract? Fees for early termination?
Restrictions are common, and unavoidable to some degree with most wireless Internet service providers. Understand what's included and excluded in your agreement. Get to know some of the best wireless Internet providers here.
Where is service available?
Where you live is a big factor in your selection of wireless Internet providers.
Residents in rural areas might not have cable Internet and DSL as options, because of their distance from home offices or cable-ready communities. Dial-up and satellite Internet might be your only options.
(Satellite Internet, although more expensive than standard 53K dial-up, is considerably faster, in some cases, 50 times faster than dial-up.)
Remember, WiMAX has incredible range, but isn't available in all cities yet.
The key: Discovering which wireless Internet providers have the best service and options where you live.
There are many more questions to ask! To see some of those most frequently asked, click here.
You can also speak with a friendly and Web-savvy representative by calling us, today!
Do a little homework
What provider do you know something about? Or, perhaps little about?
What kind of technology and features appeal most to you?
Leading providers such as CLEAR, Comcast, HughesNet and Sprint offer different features that might appeal to what you need from your wireless Internet provider.
Ask friends and neighbors, look these companies up online, and allow Wireless Internet Solutions provide our expertise, today. Call us now, at 1-877-579-5361!