Getting on the web is expensive. In the United States, the average cost of a home internet connection is $60 per month. Don't fancy paying all that money? Don't worry; even if you don't have a regular ISP, there are still ways to go online.
Here are some ways to get Wi-Fi without an Internet Service Provider.
1. Mobile Hotspot
The best way to make sure you have the internet on your laptop at all times is to use a mobile hotspot.
Of course, there is an upfront cost of doing so—you will need to buy a hotspot device and subscribe to a mobile internet plan. Quite a few companies offer mobile hotspots.
There are three mobile hotspot models we particularly recommend:
Despite being a couple of years old, the Verizon Jetpack MiFi 8800L is probably still the best 4G hotspot available right now. It uses Qualcomm's X20 modem and supports 11 LTE bands. It provides both 2.4 and 5GHz mobile networks, supports guest connections, and allows you to connect up to 15 devices to the network at once.
The device is only available through Verizon. You can get the device for $99 if you sign up for a two-year mobile internet contract. It is $199 if you buy the device contract-free.