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

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.


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?


  1. vickie couturier says

    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

  2. Wehaf says

    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.

  3. says

    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 :(

  4. tammy b says

    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’!

  5. says

    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!

  6. samantha w says

    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.

  7. Janet says

    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.

  8. Robin Wilson says

    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!

  9. Janet W. says

    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.

  10. Tammy S says

    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.

  11. says

    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.

  12. Liz says

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

  13. katklaw777 says

    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!

  14. Anne Lehnick says

    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.

  15. kymi a says

    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.

  16. says

    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.

  17. says

    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.”

  18. CLSJR says

    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!

  19. says

    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!)

  20. Cindy B says

    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 :)

  21. Pam H. says

    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.

  22. Susan P. says

    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.

  23. Cathy H says

    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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