Having Internet Without a Computer?

January 14, 2020

Can you have internet on a tablet? Are they just as good as a laptop computer?



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I have an Android tablet. I works only on wifi. That is how I have it set up. I can't make calls on it, but I do internet searching, reading, listen to music and watch videos. It is a touch screen. The typing can be challenging for arthritic hands. The screen is also small for me. I prefer my desktop computer because it has a bigger screen. The tablet works when I am away from home, like doctor waiting rooms. As long as there is WiFi, I am good. It has no data plan of it's own.


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Yes you can, you can do 75% of what a computer does, and you can travel better with it!


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If you have a data plan and your table can use a SIM card it is easy to access the internet anywhere you go. If not you will need to use a WiFi connection. You can hook into your home WiFi network or find a hot spot around town to connect to. All you need is a prorgam to use for your browser. You can download and install the app for Google Chrome on the tabllet which makes it easy for you to use the internet on your table.


I do not find tablets as good as a computer because of the screen size. They seem to take a bit more time to pull up a site and at times the print on the screen is small and it needs to be enlarged. But many people perfer to access the internet on their mobile device and not use a computer as much. I think this is a personal choice.

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December 2, 2012

I gave away my computer when I got my Kindle Fire. I don't have the internet at my home, but someone in my building does. Yes I use their service. I don't like doing this, but does anyone have a suggestion how I can get online with no computer and no home phone?

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December 2, 20120 found this helpful

Where I live the best I can do is dial up... which sucks at best. When I really want some quality time I go to McDonalds or KFC. Almost all McDs have WiFi and many KFC restaurants do also. I purchased a WiFi detector to check places out before asking if the WiFi is public or private.


An option you could have is to find out who has the WiFi you have tagged onto in your apartment and approach them. You could offer to give them $20 a month to let you tag onto their service. The Kindle isn't a heavy internet devise so with that knowledge they may appreciate your assistance on the bill.


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December 4, 20120 found this helpful

Hi - I am glad that you feel "bad" about using someone's WiFi service because that should not be done but I also can understand how you would like to have a connection.

The BIG thing about you using someone's service is that their service is unprotected and anyone can be using it other than you. This may not be a problem for you but it could be a very big problem for them.


IF you know who it is then it would be doing the right thing to let them know their service is unprotected.

As for yourself, the other suggestion was very good.
I suggest you go on the internet and ask the question and see what kind of answers you get. You may be surprised at how many people have asked the same question - and may have some ideas for you to try.

December 4, 20121 found this helpful

Many smart phones can be used as a hotspot.

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