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Posted 12/26/16
How long can you go with NO internet ?

Internet is pretty much a necessity now a day..

for my case.. no internet= no income-- so 4-5 weeks would be the max for me

i have to be online for work

-- i can try using the phone.. but laptop vs smart phone?.. it's a pain trying to open multiple windows at once on a smart phone

so for those who are relying on a stable internet connection for work.. when the service is down during usual business hours 8-5 ?.. that's when they will call in to complain..

not being watching anime is not a problem.. but no income to pay bills..

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Posted 12/26/16
A day.
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Posted 12/26/16
I spent the last year without internet.
it's torture, but you can totally live without it.
Posted 12/26/16
I'm in a similar situation - without the Internet, I don't have the ability to work.
Fortunately, I have enough backups that I could definitely find some means of getting online within 10 hours max.

Option 1: Switch to backup ISP. (This is the first thing I do)

Option 2: Switch to a mobile hotspot. (hasn't been required unless I'm out of the house; however, this is the second backup)

Option 3: Go to a local coffee shop (will cut into the ability to have meetings, but still would be able to do the minimum to keep systems operational without having to get someone else involved).

Option 4: Bother a friend to use their office/spare room for a few days while the ISP is fixing the internet.

Option 5/6: Either go to the head office and work there until the ISPs resolve their issues or go to the house in Florida with slower speed.
Posted 12/26/16
I went 4 months with out internet...but that was due to the fact I was living in a "field house." I moved to California for work reasons, and they provided me a house, BUT not internet. Every other convenience was covered though. I just picked up other hobbies such as reading more. I also did explore the area since it was so new to me.
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Posted 12/26/16
Literally can't lol. I know it's bad, but I'd be bored as hell

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Posted 12/26/16 , edited 12/26/16
Probably one week then Id go insane from missing it.
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Posted 12/26/16
that sucks

Posted 12/26/16
I've gone upwards to a year without access to the Internet.
It simply meant more reading of research papers at university (rather than "wasting" time online reading forums and the likes) when I was bored or hanging out with friends/talking more frequently.
Having access to the Internet actually makes me a bit more "anti-social" in its own regard, unfortunately. The main thing is that in my current situation, I just require it to work. I work from home, at a desk, via Internet. That's just what I do at the moment. If/when there comes a time where that isn't my source of income - then, I'd be less worried about having access outside of my phone/mobile.
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Posted 12/26/16
I'd conquer the world if I didn't have internet. Don't let me go without it and you all will stay safe.
Posted 12/26/16
You bunch of millennials would not last if this was the 90 or early 2000.
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Posted 12/26/16
I'd have a much better and productive life without internet tbh. I'm way too distracted coz of it. I can live without internet but it'll be tough not having one while attending a university
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Posted 12/26/16
Read a good book. I use to love reading when I was younger, always spend my lunch period of my HS senior year in the library.... even though I was really terrible at it.
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Posted 12/26/16
I went without Internet for 12 days once without Internet because of Super Storm Sandy. Didn't miss the Internet, just my heat lol.
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Posted 12/26/16
Hmm, no internet? I can last a week.
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