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Get an Android phone on Verizon (with the nice unlimited data), root it, and use Wireless Tether (free on the market) so that your PC can use the data for free. When I tethered to my Droid, I was getting 350ms latency to WoW (compared to 130ms on Comcrap). Borderline for raiding, but perfectly playable for most things.

P.S. You'll get a lot farther with your parents if you offer to pay for it.
DO NOT DO THIS. They'll eventually catch on and sense you don't pay for a actual "data-plan" to tether they'll charge you for your overages on tethering. Plus I think verizon now has grandfathered everyone over to 2 GBs.


OP I don't know how old you are, but look into ISDN if you have a phone company. It's a lot older technology, but you can game on it. I'm sure the wow patches may take something like a day to download though. If not see if you can spring for a fractional T1 line, which is now another old and dated technology...
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Do you have cell phone service now? If Verizon offers 4g there it's worth the extra money to get the 4g cell service and tether it to your phone via usb for gaming. I have to do this when I go to my parents house (They only recently were available for cable internet) and my cell data plan is unlimited and have never heard anything from Verizon about my usage, given the cell bill is about $100/mo but in 4g areas I get over 10mbps down.
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DO NOT DO THIS. They'll eventually catch on and sense you don't pay for a actual "data-plan" to tether they'll charge you for your overages on tethering. Plus I think verizon now has grandfathered everyone over to 2 GBs.


OP I don't know how old you are, but look into ISDN if you have a phone company. It's a lot older technology, but you can game on it. I'm sure the wow patches may take something like a day to download though. If not see if you can spring for a fractional T1 line, which is now another old and dated technology...
T1 lines are way too expensive- $360 a month? No way. ISDN is essentially dial-up, correct? How is dial-up for gaming lag wise, and will it disconnect often?
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3G/4G latency is too high for gaming though.... you're looking at 100-300ms with peaks over maybe 1000ms
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3G/4G latency is too high for gaming though.... you're looking at 100-300ms with peaks over maybe 1000ms
I've been using my dad's cellphone without a problem for months now.
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