When You Visit Someone Who Still Has No Internet Connection #attunite

by Teresa B

Teresa here to share with you about my recent trip to our family who still has no internet access. My AT&T Unite came to the rescue once again. While I was compensated to write this post, all opinions still remain my own.

Most of us would be surprised by the number of people that still do not have access to broadband speed via DSL or cable. I’m sitting at my brother’s house, in a rural area, without a broadband connection. My brother does not have cable or broadband in his home. {Close your jaw now}. What he does have is a beautiful home on 10 acres with plenty to keep his family busy. My children love to visit my brother’s family and I literally do not see them the entire time we are here visiting because they are outdoors all day long. They can live without an internet connection.

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However, my husband and I cannot live without broadband and were slightly worried as we both had some deadlines during our stay in this very rural area. We love to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, however we simply cannot go a week without any access to high-speed internet.

Fortunately, I had a solution with my AT&T Unite 4G LTE mobile hotspot. The AT&T Unite provided us with a 4G network, and requires no cable network. I was able to log into our hotspot and stay connected during my entire visit.

My brother and his wife were very intrigued by the AT&T Unite and the fact they did not need to tether with their cell phones. They loved how easy it was to use and that they can have Internet access without having all the wires and boxes.

The reality is that there are locations where no real broadband internet service is available. For many rural residents, like my brother, the only way to get broadband internet in the country is to tether from cell phones.  If you are finding yourself in this same situation I am sure the AT&T Unite could help you out. There is a way you can get faster internet access that doesn’t involve moving to a different area.

About the AT&T Unite


The AT&T Unite is a mobile hotspot that offers you wireless internet access on the go. It has 4G capabilities and is very affordable. The unit itself is priced at only .99 with a 2-year contract and only $20 a month, which can be added to your family mobile share plan.

Have you ever went to visit friends and family, only to find out they have NO internet access?



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I am a Chicago momma to 3 little poppets whom I happen to homeschool. I have many passions, photography (see my portfolio) When I meet you, I'll be sure to share the good lighting with you. See me at http://tiarastantrums.com and I tweet at @tiarastantrums

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1 vickie couturier August 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

that is very interesting,,we have a small house in TN that has all the connections,but our small house in VT does not,an its very rural an we are moving back there for a while,,we had connection before thru the phone service,but we aren’t getting a house phone this time just our cell phones,so we are hunting what we can do,this helps alot

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2 HappyMomC August 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Not yet, I would guess it would be hard to find someone who has no internet access!

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3 Wehaf August 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I actually find it a bit of relief when there’s no internet access; it prevents me from indulging my bad habits and makes me a better guest.

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4 Krystal August 21, 2013 at 3:30 am

Just recently visited my sister in law who doesn’t have internet. It drove me nuts! :)

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5 Barbara Platt August 21, 2013 at 4:31 am

I would go nuts with my Net connect. I would have to get me some juice from somewhere.

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6 LaVonne August 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

We have a Virgin Mobile hotspot that we can turn on when we need it. No contract necessary. It is $40 per month when we use it but it allows for unlimited usage. We don’t get 4G though :(

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7 tammy b August 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm

i have gone without a few times this summer, and it was difficult but i survived. it’s funny how quickly we forget what we used to do in the ‘old days’!

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8 Wani August 21, 2013 at 4:45 pm

My parents live in the country and have internet but its unreliable and very slow. I usually find it refreshing to have a reason to take a break from the internet… but when we get home I’m right back to it!

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9 jessica August 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I kind of like being unavailable to internet! real vacation!

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10 Emily Linton August 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I don’t know what I would do without an internet connection!

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11 samantha w August 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm

The only people I know that don’t have internet would be my parents, but they only live 30 mins away, so if I needed it bad enough I could just drive home.

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12 Janet August 22, 2013 at 8:26 am

Interesting!
We have visited family in rural parts of 2 different states and I thought my husband was going to go crazy with his work calls. This is something to look into. Thanks.

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13 June S. August 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm

My son & his wife have no internet service where they live either.

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14 Jeanna August 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm

No, not yet, but i’m sure we could find something to do!

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15 Robin Wilson August 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Your jaw may drop now, as I didn’t even know about this kind of technology really. I am NOT tech savvy to say the very least. But I think that this is totally awesome and definitely something that anyone who travels should not be without. Also so glad that your brother now has this available for him and his family. Thanks for the heads up!

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16 Cindi August 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I didn’t know that this product even existed…
Thanks for the information!
Cindi

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17 mrsshukra August 23, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Thanks for letting me know about ATT Unite! There are elderly members of my family who can use this!

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18 Janet W. August 24, 2013 at 5:25 am

What a unique product! I don’t know anyone that doesn’t have internet, but my daughter doesn’t get very good reception out in a rural area sometimes.

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19 Marti Parks August 24, 2013 at 6:20 am

I love this idea. I don’t often go places without internet, but this would be perfect for when I do.

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20 Tammy S August 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I need this! When we go to my sister’s lake cabin we have no connection to the outside world. which is fine for the most part. But we do need to check email for work. I will have to look inot this.

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21 Kelly Brown August 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I cannot even imagine not having the Internet! I would be so bored!

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22 Allie August 26, 2013 at 11:23 am

We live in a rural area and no one would give us high speed internet. We had to use broadband through a cell phone company for awhile. Then finally after me constantly calling the phone company and asking about dsl. They finally gave it to us.

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23 Liz August 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

It’s been awhile but we’ve stayed with friends with no phone, much less anything else. No boss intruding on that getaway!

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24 katklaw777 August 27, 2013 at 9:33 am

Yes I have…my sister only has access at her job an Istayed with her for two weeks!!!
It was an interesting vacation with some trips to places that had free access.
This item sure would have come in handy!

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25 Charlene S August 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm

It seems that internet is everywhere I go these days.

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26 Anne Lehnick August 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I live in an area where there are few service providers for internet service. I have thought about getting a “hotspot” but didn’t really know enough about them until now.

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27 kymi a August 28, 2013 at 3:11 am

wow this a internet connection dream come true, Yes my brother’s house he doesn’t have a hotspot or wifi in the area but this AT&T Unite is a great investment. thank you so much for sharing.

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28 michelle b. August 28, 2013 at 4:27 am

No not really, but then I always have my cell phone

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29 Barbi August 28, 2013 at 5:04 am

I love having an excuse to unplug and time travel back to do the things we did in real life. Virtual life is a necessary evil when it comes to social media. But you do need access everywhere to be able to find resources and address emergencies.

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30 Claudia M August 28, 2013 at 5:59 am

I couldn’t do without an internet connection! to at least to check my e-mail once a day

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31 Stephanie Bodine August 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

Always need my internet! Could not do without.

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32 The Gang's Momma August 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm

If it were just a visit and there were no internet access, I’d be FINE. I’d probably LOVE it. My 2 teens and my hubby are FAR too likely to pull out their devices and exit the conversations when we are visiting away like that, and I get frustrated by it… In fact, I’m thinking of instituting a “tech free day” for our gang this fall, just to break away a bit and breathe without being “connected.”

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33 Tammy S August 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

This would be great to take with us on trips. We usually haul our router.

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34 Shirley August 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I don’t usually ask my friends or family to use their internet anyway.

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35 paula s August 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

wow this is very interesting and something I am going to check into. thanks

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36 Connie Kikta August 29, 2013 at 12:27 am

I go camping and can’t use my computer. Very good info in this article. Thanks.

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37 CLSJR August 29, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Thanks for the info! I have a co worker who lives in the middle of nowhere so he uses the computer at work, which means I have to pick up his slack .. no more excuses for him!

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38 Carl L Smith Jr August 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I was just thinking, I bet this would be great for camping trips !

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39 Krista August 30, 2013 at 1:21 am

That’s a cool idea. I wonder if there are options for vacations to remote places… we have good internet, but we do like to vacation in remote mountain and lake type places where sometimes there is NO internet and there are still deadlines!
(not that I’m opposed to NO internet either, we did it at Christmas while on a cruise, but there aren’t too many deadlines over Christmas!)

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40 Cindy B August 30, 2013 at 3:20 am

This sounds like a great option for those that really need to stay connected. We live in a very rural area and many people are surprised to find that we have super internet service. We are lucky to have an amazing coop. Since our phone/internet service is owned by us the money we pay goes into upgrades and service, not profit. We have fiber optic service in the middle of nowhere :)

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41 Tonya August 30, 2013 at 8:33 am

Genuis! Just when you could not imagine, something else is invented

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42 Meegan Whitford August 30, 2013 at 9:55 am

I did not know about this but this would be perfect for when we go to the cabin

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43 courtney hennagir August 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm

it would be nice to be without distractions for a change! though this is pretty cool.

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44 Pam H. August 30, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I actually have a few relatives I visit without Internet connection. I must admit, it drives me crazy. Thanks for introducing me to the AT&T Unite.

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45 Thomas Murphy August 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

No all my friends and family have internet.

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46 Susan P. August 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Using this or turning your phone into a hot spot works for remote areas with no internet. you have to be able to get a 4G signal, though. The advantage would be having up to 10 devices access it.

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47 Monja August 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm

An idyllic setting has it’s own charm; thanks for the hot tip about AT&T Unite!

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48 Cathy H August 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I just went 7 months with no internet access! I now have high speed wifi in my house! I’m sure the AT&T Unite will be a very welcome addition to many homes!

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49 Faye Mc August 30, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Not a problem; we adapt whether or not there is a connection.

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50 Maureen August 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Wow. I can’t imagine what life would be like without internet access, but if I didn’t have internet access, the AT&T Unite sounds perfect!

Maureen
maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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51 vicky September 20, 2013 at 6:41 am

Hi Speed Internet in Remote Area
How to get 3g speed in remote area, Watch in the following youtube video:
http://youtu.be/JYt6NnHhzpo

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