Which plan is best for someone that uses their phone for their internet option?

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I have unlimited calling and messaging but have recently moved to where there is no wifi connections so need to use data. Any suggestions as to which is best( cheapest ) plan to go with?
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Cathy Allen

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Aye... the bad news is that really there are no suitable options to use a cell phone carrier as a home internet connection, Cathy... Koodo's highest data plan is $75 but you only get 3GB. Whereas for cell phone use this is probably sufficient in most cases, home Internet craves a LOT more data...

Are you SURE there is no way to use WiFi at all?
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Thanks got quick response. I'll have to look into the wifi question more thoroughly.
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There are options available for rural Internet connections that work through a wireless satellite type connection I just forget what it's called but when I lived in the country my neighbour had it so I do know it exists, so you might want to search for it. He had a box on top of his TV antenna on the top of the house that's about all I remember.
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I think those are Turbo hubs. It's the same service run through a SIM card, much like a cell phone, except it's stationary and allows you to hotspot it. People use it for cottages and rural areas to get phone and internet usage since the data rates are generally better than trying to hotspot your phone.
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Rogers offers an LTE Rocket Hub with plans up to 20 GB/month for this sort of thing but the monthly rate is quite high for that plan. This is where the 3rd world countries have us beat as it's pretty much the way they do internet to most homes (where no other infrastructure exists) and the data is unlimited (but slows down for the rest of the day after a reasonable cap is reached).

People have been wishing Koodo would offer data only plans for a long time for use with such devices or USB data modems, etc.

Unfortunately if you want lots of cellular data for whatever reason or purpose, Koodo doesn't have a competitive offering as all their plans include voice and are designed for phones and the maximum (without overage charges) is 3GB.

Oddly I am being forced to switch ISPs tomorrow as I added a live video feed for an animal rescue site and am exceeding my limit on my cable modem, not that anyone else wants to or uses the upstream but a 24hour/day live video feed puts me way over and they have a usage cap. which I completely agree with doing something to make sure people don't abuse any kind of internet connection.

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