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To NOT get WIFI??

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loveitorleaveit Sat 07-Oct-17 20:16:14

Me and my DP have a phone each with more than enough data to use when we are at home for internet etc. We have 3 TVs throughout the house with more than enough channels, a DVD player and a PS4 with mass amounts of dvds and games. We have never felt the need to pay an addition cost for sky/virgin/WiFi

My DP has an 11 year old son who comes to ours every other weekend and twice each week on week nights. Since he got his own phone and iPad for his birthday we allow him to connect to our data so he can use them to play on games and access the internet.

I am just about fed up of hearing his comments about us not having WiFi or sky ‘you’re like old people’ ‘it’s just stupid’ ‘I guess I’ll have to waste my mobile data AGAIN’ ‘oh great we have to watch NORMAL tv’ ‘god sake I can’t play online here on PS4’

Really!!?? I’ve told him to doesn’t know how lucky he is! He just roles his eyes at me. My DP doesn’t say anything to his comments, and tells me that’s kids nowadays!

Maybe it is but it still frustrates me!

AIBU???

Somerford Sat 07-Oct-17 20:18:39

You're right he doesn't know how lucky he is, but he's 11.

CrazyDuchess Sat 07-Oct-17 20:22:45

I don't know... I am in my 30s and know I struggle to connect on just phone data alone..... I can only imagine his frustration!

Silverthorn Sat 07-Oct-17 20:23:52

Does he have a set amount of data allowance on his phone which he's using up at your house? Is he on contract which you are paying for? How do you share your data allowance with him?
11yo will moan about anything however so try to let it go over your head.

Ttbb Sat 07-Oct-17 20:25:03

Wouldn't all that cost more than just getting wifi?

slimyslitheryslug Sat 07-Oct-17 20:26:32

He's 11 so, in his eyes, most things you do are going to be unreasonable! However, I have some sympathy. His life is likely to be a lot more online than yours is data will be more important to him; he is less likely to be able to pay for extra data. More importantly, I get much faster access on wifi at home than I do through my phone data connection.

Allthewaves Sat 07-Oct-17 20:26:59

11 yr old moan, that's life

BikeRunSki Sat 07-Oct-17 20:27:21

Because 4G isn't that good everywhere.

dementedpixie Sat 07-Oct-17 20:28:07

Wifi is great. Saves using data.

endofacentury Sat 07-Oct-17 20:28:36

WiFi is inexpensive.. why would you not have it? It’s faster and unlimited?

justdontevenfuckingstart Sat 07-Oct-17 20:28:43

I feel your pain, my DD2 when home from uni stays in a caravan in the garden. If there is a problem with the wifi it is hell on earth. So much is internet based now that it is seen as the norm. But having no wifi would craze me too to be honest.
The way he talks to you is out order tho.

dementedpixie Sat 07-Oct-17 20:29:14

Do you tether his phone /tablet to your phones? How do you find anything to watch on normal tv?

BIWI Sat 07-Oct-17 20:30:42

I would feel like my right arm was cut off if there was no WIFI. So YABU

justdontevenfuckingstart Sat 07-Oct-17 20:32:55

demented Yup. With normal tv there would be no Lucifer and that is unthinkable.

EdmundCleverClogs Sat 07-Oct-17 20:33:10

It depends on how much phone data he has and who pays for it. I personally hate 'wasting' mobile data, but then I (think) I have 1GB which is excellent for using out and about but wouldn't last long if it was my only Internet. I think having a PS4 and not having it connected to the net is a bit of a waste as well, but I guess I like using most of its functions. He's 11, I can see why he finds it odd not having WIFI, like going to houses of older people and finding they only have a wireless radio and no television, back in the day.

It's not ok to be rude, but I can see why he's moaning. If it's affordable to a household, I don't see why it people wouldn't have it to be honest - even for just a better/quicker connection if nothing else.

teaandtoast Sat 07-Oct-17 20:33:25

If he's tethering to your phones, how is he using his data?

Ta1kinPeece Sat 07-Oct-17 20:33:27

Do the maths
I'll bet wifi will work out LOT cheaper than your data deals on your phones

Aderyn17 Sat 07-Oct-17 20:34:43

Lots of ps4 relies on playing online.
I do lots of things I wouldn't otherwise choose, in order to make my kids happy - sky sports for example.
Why wouldn't you get wifi if it makes dp's child feel at home and welcome?

Puddlesy Sat 07-Oct-17 20:35:02

Does he have enough data to use that way?
I have a lot of phone data but would go through it really quickly if we didn't have wifi.
Are you oppossed to it or just feel you don't need it?

WickedLazy Sat 07-Oct-17 20:35:12

I love having WiFi, ds and I use it for my phone, the ipad, and ps4. We love netflix and now tv. I play an mmorpg on the ps4, not possible without internet, and would cost a fortune in mobile data. I have 4gb of mobile data, for when I'm out and about, but guess I'd use a lot more than that through WiFi. My wifi is through Virgin media, and it has worked 100% since I had it installed. Phone data plays up from time to time. Doesn't work at all in the area my parents live.

pisacake Sat 07-Oct-17 20:40:18

"Me and my DP have a phone each with more than enough data to use when we are at home for internet etc. We have 3 TVs throughout the house with more than enough channels, a DVD player and a PS4 with mass amounts of dvds and games. We have never felt the need to pay an addition cost for sky/virgin/WiFi "

What channels? How much are you paying? How much are the phones?

Wouldn't it be cheaper to just get internet and use that?

Nannyplumssillyoldelf Sat 07-Oct-17 20:40:27

My 11 year old left home and moved to his Dad's when our internet broke. He didn't come back until we had a new router.

codswallopandbalderdash Sat 07-Oct-17 20:41:55

I couldn't live without Wifi I'm afraid. And this coming from someone who refuses to use WhatsApp and FB

WannabeMathematician Sat 07-Oct-17 20:43:16

How do you get patches for your PS4 games?

Findingdotty Sat 07-Oct-17 20:45:18

He's 11. A bit of moaning is going to happen about something so might as well be the wifi or lack of.

However you can get some pretty cheap deals out there so would it be that bad for you to get a simple wifi package for him? As a gift to him?

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