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RE: New Truly Unlimited Data Verizon Plan


gemert wrote:

TXRVr, what ATT device is it that you bought? I have the same type of device called the Homebase Home phone and internet device. It's old and does not incorporate MIMO so it is not as fast as I would like. It's on my ATT Unlimited + plan for an extra 20 a month. What divice do you use? Thanks.
Jerry


 Please see my reply below.



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Dutch wrote:

A couple of weeks ago, we were at Rodman Campground about midway between Palatka and Salt Springs, FL. Our Verizon Jetpack signal would only give us low end 0.75-1.5 down 3G speeds, but our AT&T hotspot gave us 25-30 down and 15-20 up pretty consistently. The VOIP apps on our Verizon phones handled our voice services over AT&T just fine. Last week we moved 12 miles down the road to Salt Springs, and the situation is just the opposite. Verizon is giving us 30-40 down, and 20-25 up, while AT&T is running at 2-3 down and 0.5-1 up. With prepaid unlimited plans on both providers, we haven't found any place yet where we didn't get good service from one or the other, and often from both. At just under $90/mo total for the two services, we're happy with the results we've seen. Both of our plans are subject to network management, with the AT&T plan unmanaged until we 22GB, but we haven't seen any worse slowdowns on busy towers than we normally see anyway before management kicks in.



-- Edited by Dutch on Friday 1st of March 2019 08:40:56 PM


 We've been planning this season and considering the Rodman Campground, just need to finish the final mods RV. My uncle would came along on his truck as he got 2 weeks off, we'll be installing camper and the rack while waiting for his new set of tires and American force dually wheels to arrive. He'll be needing a good internet connection, sounds like getting these two services ensure the connectivity all the time.



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yandel wrote:

We've been planning this season and considering the Rodman Campground, just need to finish the final mods RV. My uncle would came along on his truck as he got 2 weeks off, we'll be installing camper and the rack while waiting for his new set of tires and American force dually wheels to arrive. He'll be needing a good internet connection, sounds like getting these two services ensure the connectivity all the time.


 If you decide on Rodman, I recommend trying to get a site on the "Phase 2" loop. The sites are larger than Phase 1 and some even have a nice view of the canal. Satellite view can be a problem on the canal side though if that's an issue.

For Internet, yes, I highly recommend having both AT&T and Verizon if you move around much. As I said, we haven't been anywhere yet where one or the other didn't give us a good signal. We just left Gold Head Branch State Park near Keystone Heights, FL where AT&T was king, and right now we're at Crooked River State Park near St Marys, GA and both services are very good.



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So I’ve got my 8800 and to help lengthen the battery life I’m going to put it on a timed charge regime...that should lessen the possibility of battery swell over leaving it plugged all the time. I’m trying to figure out how long to charge it daily. I will try various charge time options myself of course...but I figured somebody might have already invented this wheel and I could use that as a starting point. I thought I would start with charging twice daily for an hour...say 11 to 12. 

Has anybody set this up and/or have any thoughts...my gut feel is that an hour twice a day won’t be enough but I’m looking to minimize charge time for battery life purposes. 

Thanks. 



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Neil and Connie wrote:

So I’ve got my 8800 and to help lengthen the battery life I’m going to put it on a timed charge regime...that should lessen the possibility of battery swell over leaving it plugged all the time. I’m trying to figure out how long to charge it daily. I will try various charge time options myself of course...but I figured somebody might have already invented this wheel and I could use that as a starting point. I thought I would start with charging twice daily for an hour...say 11 to 12. 

Has anybody set this up and/or have any thoughts...my gut feel is that an hour twice a day won’t be enough but I’m looking to minimize charge time for battery life purposes. 

Thanks. 

 

My timer will only do one interval a day. I've found that between 1.5 and 2.5 hours a day is fine unless we stream something to the TV all evening.

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I have mine set to 2 hours on twice a day, but I have not experimented with it.  I am using a $4 mechanical timer from Wal-Mart.



-- Edited by bjoyce on Sunday 21st of April 2019 10:43:37 AM

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Thanks Rob and Bill...I set mine for 1.5 hours twice a day to start and will go from there. Obviously it’s  use dependent but starting with a semi-known number is usuall  better. 



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Just my two cents! I believe the difference in signal strength depends on the Towers! I rent a Verizon Jetpak from the local library the signal varies. Had a Verizon Prepaid phone with Hotspot it had trouble streaming videos. Presently I have a Prepaid Cricket phone; AT&T is the provider and it does better but uses data faster than the Jetpak!

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The pre-paid unlimited plan with no usage throttling is ending on May 21.  If you have it now it will be grandfathered.   



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A-S Travelers wrote:

The pre-paid unlimited plan with no usage throttling is ending on May 21.  If you have it now it will be grandfathered.   


 At least for now. My guess for retiring the plan is that too many customers like us realize that throttling isn’t that much of an issue and the prepaid is way cheaper. 



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Neil and Connie wrote:
A-S Travelers wrote:

The pre-paid unlimited plan with no usage throttling is ending on May 21.  If you have it now it will be grandfathered.   


 At least for now. My guess for retiring the plan is that too many customers like us realize that throttling isn’t that much of an issue and the prepaid is way cheaper. 


 Normally attrition takes care of the problem as people do let go of these plans over time no matter how good a deal they are.  They have also been known to raise the price $5 or $10 a month after some time, often years. 



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The Verizon prepaid hot spot plan is no longer available.

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