After what I can only call “an ordeal” — I have some information to share with others who are seeking a decent Internet connection in a remote location. Since I’m on my 6th phone since November (all of which had their own issues — none of which I care to recount here) I have done quite a bit of research — both online and in person — to come to my conclusions.
I wish someone had made it this simple for me when I was looking — because I scoured the web for some information, ANY information, about how to use a mobile phone as my primary internet connection to run my writing business. I wish I had found a 1,2,3 approach to the facts.
Since I didn’t, I decided to provide that information here and save someone else the trouble I had tracking it down and testing the options.
I’m on the Internet many hours a day and I use my Bionic to make it happen. I also have the purchased hotspot service for $30 additional on my cell phone bill each month. The bonus there (that no one tells you) is that ordering that service means you get unlimited data for the phone even when it’s NOT being used as a hotspot. Unlimited data plans are really hard to come by these days, so I consider that a great deal — especially considering that my monthly usage always tops any measured “plan” they offer.
I hope this helps someone else with the same (or similar) situation. Sometimes it’s not so easy keeping things simple!