I love having internet and feeling connected. It’s useful. However, I do not get the language. It’s something that bypasses my brain like directions(I’m a GPS girl for good reason). I’ve tried reading definitions of some of the terms, but I still can’t decipher it…megabytes, kilobytes, broadband, and plenty of others. I like things to just work.
My internet as of late has decided to work at the creepy slow pace reminiscent of dial up. This has happened ever since my old wireless internet device malfunctioned and it was replaced with one of those “sticks”. It’s 3G, but it’s what I had before, though my before device allowed me to have several tabs up at once.
Now I’m relegated to usually one internet page at a time, keeping my fingers crossed, and hoping it will cooperate in coming up. I’ve done the tech support thing multiple times and never had any good answers or resolution to the problem. My last ditch effort is to try to purchase, on my own, the same old device I had before and see if it works any better. If not, it’s been recommended I upgrade to 4G.
Living in a rural area my options are minimal. Even the company that would be our local land line phone provider says we live 1,500 feet too far for the very reasonable costing internet service they provide. One of the major cell phone companies, who I have my cell phone through, offers a lovely wireless internet plan. Again, not in our area, which I don’t get since it’s wireless. Are there monopolies that are supposed to be non-existent barring companies from selling service in certain areas?
There are one or two satellite internet providers that provide service in our area, but I really don’t have a spare couple of hundred dollars lying around for equipment cost. If I upgrade I would be paying much more for a plan comparable to my current internet plan and be tied into another contract I don’t want. Arrrggghhh!
At this point I’d probably just take a lap top to a restaurant for a couple of hours a day for some good high speed wireless, but I can’t get out of the house often due to caregiving. Instead, I’ve been spending more time on the computer trying to accomplish the things that used to take me waaaay less time to do. Sorry for ranting, not having one of those suffer-in-silence days.
Off I go to finish catching up on reading blog posts and then write some for the day. Happy writing…