In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Bandwidth and Cost

I've deliberately avoided the internet for the last week. Bandwidth on my plan is 50 gigs per month, and exceeding that amount is pricey. I usually don't use all my data, but since updates, and bloated software, are using more data, I'm beginning to wonder if I need to change plans to keep costs down. Unfortunately, since I'm in the boonies, I have no access to DSL, or fiber. The options are undependable, squirrel ravaged cable, satellite (Been there. It sucks) and mobile. I have mobile data, which is a cell phone that isn't a cell phone. I do have a cell phone, but it's the lowest plan, and it only has 4 gigs of data. If I don't use the data, it accumulates.

Trying to figure out how my wife has unlimited data on her phone, for a lower price, and doesn't gouge  for large amounts of data, is something that doesn't seem to have an answer. What little research I've done leads to contracts, carrier greed, excessive taxes and a lot of opinions. I'll do some more research, but if someone has a site, or the time, that elaborates on how this all works, I'll sure appreciate the help.


  1. Some mobile hotspots have unlimited data, and fair speed. Dunno?

    1. I'm still looking, but it's much more expensive than cell phone rates.