Hopefully this is not a daft question...
Currently I have a HTC One due for upgrade (with a cheaper plan mainly for calls) and bloody expensive BT Internet for the home.
What I am wondering is:
Is it feasible to use a smartphone's internet capability and WiFi hotspot creation as the sole source of internet in the home?
I am travelling more and more for work and it would be nice to have unlimited data allowance on my phone/ pick up emails etc on the move/ do my normal internet browsing when away from home.
While upgrading the phone and plan to allow this I am wondering if I can cut my home internet out all together?
My home internet use is small, mainly finding ways to spend more money on my bike, watch short bike videos, email and perhaps occasionally watch the odd TV online. We only ever have one laptop accessing the home broadband in the house- so not multiple devices accessing it at any one time.
Is an unlimited mobile data plan truly "unlimited"?
Would you notice a difference between 3G and 4G running the laptops internet through a phone's WiFi hotspot?
I have noticed 4G coverage is rather limited at the moment- Is this likely to improve in the near future?
Would the download speeds/ internet on a laptop through a smartphone be fast enough to not be annoying and perhaps even stream live TV?
Are there any handsets which make particularly good or poor use of 3G/ 4G? Are all phone equal in how they use the available mobile internet in your area?
I know I could get a cheaper home internet deal but if I am thinking of upgrading the phone and plan to get decent mobile internet anyway, why not cut out the home broadband all together?
Thanks in advance!