How can I get LTE data as my home and mobile internet connection?

Episode 1273 (2:10:19)

Steve from Hemet, CA

Steve is a truck driver, and he uses a Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon as his primary internet connection. At home, he has Time Warner cable for TV, internet, and landline. Now that he's back on the road, he's only going to be at home for 1 week out of every 6 or 7 weeks. So he's trying to figure out how to get rid of Time Warner at home, and just use mobile internet. He'd like to get rid of Verizon, but it has the best connectivity for him across the country.

Most carriers limit how much they offer for wireless data, though. And if he plans to use his phone as a hotspot, that'll cost extra per month as well. They are becoming more aware that people want to use LTE and 4G data as their home connection now as well, especially in rural areas. Verizon is now offering home LTE service, and they give you a base unit that will work as a home internet access point. Steve wants to try and get unlimited wireless data, though. Leo recommends looking into Karma Go, which is a hotspot device that uses Sprint, and you pay as you go on it. Unfortunately, no carrier has unlimited data like Steve wants. At some point, they slow down the speed.

Leo says he could get a really cheap DSL connection at home. But he also suggests calling the phone companies and ask what kind of a deal he could get.