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Wireless options in the rig


Curious what you all do for wireless when on the road with the rig. We both have laptops and will want to stream TV as well. There probably is already a thread on this so apologies in advance for redundancy.

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Chuck Henderson


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We use www.unlimitedtogo.com/. You can choose from AT&T ($100/mo.), Verizon ($180/mo.) or T-Mobile ($140/mo.). There are plenty of devices to choose from based on your requirements. You can even use your own device for AT&T and T-Mobile. Unlimited and no throttling or prioritization.

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No need to apologize for starting a new thread about a topic.  Generally, Howard prefers that we start new threads rather than revive threads that are over a year old.

Terry



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The experts are https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/, with guides and information for free and even more help if you become a paid member.  They make money keeping up the frequent changes.  Cellular plans and options change all the time, so what someone here has might not be available anymore.  We are using two plans that are no longer offered, an AT&T one and a Verizon one, but our phones are on a fairly current Verizon plan.  Here is their guide to streaming on the road - https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/guides/tv-movie-entertainment-on-the-road/ and their guide to the best current data plans - https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/guides/top-cellular-data-plans-for-rvers-cruisers-verizon-att-t-mobile-and-sprint/ (this guide changes as the plans change, so read the newest version when are ready to spend the money).



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X2 on Bill Joyce’s recommendation of Technomadia. I subscribe and they have already saved me enough money to pay for the subscription. Plus, I have learned a LOT. I personally have an AT&T prepaid unlimited, unthrottled, no cap no networking managed Hot spot plan from OTR (an AT&T reseller) for $60 per month. I also have a Verizon pre paid unlimited plan for $65 per month both are autopay. The Verizon plan is unlimited, uncapped, but is network managed. This particular plan is no longer available from Verizon. This is just my opinion but I think you need both Verizon and AT&T if you travel around. There are places where one or the other will be much better. DW has the AT&T phone and I have the Verizon phone and Hot Spot. Good luck!

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We are full time and have an AT&T Unlimited Plus plan (no longer available- we are grandfathered) for two iPhones, one cellular iPad, and a Netgear hotspot.  We are charged a monthly base fee and then $20 per device.  This is truly an unlimited, unthrottled plan that is subject to network management - but we have never experienced network management.  Along with our Netgear hotspot we use a MIMO antenna which plugs right in to the hotspot device.  We are happy with our setup - it works well for us.  

We, too, used Chris and Cherie of Technomadia fame when we first started out.  We are also subscribers and have found their knowledge and product information/reviews very helpful.  

Good luck!

Barb



-- Edited by Barb and Frank on Saturday 24th of August 2019 12:16:13 PM

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Technomadia is pretty good. We have a WiFiranger and a Verizon unlimited prepaid plan which is no longer available. Campground WiFi with the Wifirranger is pretty good most of the time, we have even streamed video from it. The key is to get the 2 router package including the one on the roof...a powered amplified antenna on the roof is a huge improvement. Right now I see 13 networks on my outside antenna including all 4 CG nodes and every RV in the park. The ranger isn’t cheap...about 500 for the pair...but it works great and you don’t need to be a geek to set it up. I am a geek...but even my non geek spouse can manage our network when needed. You can tether the MiFi (the Verizon device) with a cable to the rage but then it charges all the time and kills the battery. I put mine on a timed outlet and just connect the ranger to its wifi when using the mifi.



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We have grandfathered unlimited hotspot plans with both AT&T and Verizon that have served us well pretty much everywhere we've been. On occasion we find ourselves in deep fringe areas with no service showing though, until we fire up our Maximum Signal Max Amp RV amplifier/repeater.

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Additionally, we use anywhere from 250-500 GB per month and have no issues with speeds slowing as long as I'm in good coverage.



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