If you are wondering how to get internet off the grid, you are not alone. There are plenty of ways to access the internet on a small budget. The Turbo Hub ZTE MF275R is a popular off-grid internet hub.
A cheaper alternative is the Rocket Stick, which you plug into your laptop or desktop. You can also install Wi-Fi extenders or signal boosters to improve your signal. While they work, they are expensive and take up a lot of power.
Another option is cell phone service. While cell phone coverage is generally good in most areas, it is not as reliable and does not offer the same speed. Cell phone service providers have data caps and may not have the coverage you need in the country. You will need a contract with no data caps. You can also purchase a cell phone with internet coverage. There are also a few free trial plans, so you can try them out before investing in one. You can then tether your laptop or P.C. to your cell phone.
One more option if you are wondering how to get internet off the grid is to share with a friend or family member. There are problems with this although they are not insurmountable. It would involve mounting antenna on both properties with yours being connected to a Wi-Fi router in your house. However, you do require an unrestricted line of sight between both antennae.
Satellite internet is a really popular way to access the internet when living off the grid in remote regions. This can however be costly, and the speeds can be slower than you may have been used to which is an important factor if you run an online business. The signal is received via a mobile phone which broadcasts the signal to your laptop or tablet.
It is possible to get very limited internet access via ham radio. It is only possible to transmit very small amounts of data via radio signals such as emails and limited browsing. You will need to be licensed and there will be no proper encryption, so this option is not suitable for most people.
So, to summarise,
If you need unlimited access and high speeds with high speeds, go for a Smartphone data plan but you will need a signal booster.
If you are looking for a good steady solution, go for Satellite internet but it can be slow and costly.
A smartphone data plan might suit you if you are looking for a portability, but you are reliant on a good cell phone signal.