Internet provider options (landline options, cellular, cable & satellite and relative costs) Typical minimal speed Land Line Internet (3 MPS) runs in the $35 – $40 per month range. We have already discussed the costs for cellular data, which also includes phone & text. Most new cell phones also include a mobile hotspot which functions in the same way as a Wi-Fi unit. Some companies will charge an extra $5 – $10 per month to activate it, but it can be a good deal if you want to completely stay away from land line use. There are also android apps that allow you to bypass the monthly charge for a onetime fee (usually only a small fee.) If you plan to go this route for all of your Internet use you will want to use the type of service plan that allows for unlimited highest speed access. One other less publicized method of by passing the “hot spot” charge is to use the Bluetooth functions on your smart phone and laptop to “pair” the devices.
– Broadband speeds, how much do you need? If you are a casual user I would recommend staying with the low-end service (3-5 MPS). This actually works ok for most streaming (Netflix, Premium, Hulu, etc.). My recommendation is to always start with the basic service as you can always upgrade later if you feel the need.