I want to get into Pokemon GO but unfortunately I live out in the middle of nowhere for the next six months. Is there any way I can make progress without having to drop cash, esp. given that I am unable to travel for my current situation?
If there is an interstate or other major highway nearby, try hanging out near one for a while; spawn frequency seems to correlate to cell data. If nothing else, locations near it might have Pokestops or gyms.
Otherwise, a town center/downtown, especially one with some parks, might give you good luck.