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RE: "Simply Connect" CDN cell provider

You may want to consider using a US service (like AT&T) in Canada as well as the US, AT&T pairs with Rogers in Canada and they have good data quantities with a one month roll over for unused data. I tried AT&T for data plan on my tablet before my last CDN trip. It was a nightmare. I had no internet but a strong cell signal, their support knew nothing, said there was nothing I could do, blamed me, I had to fight to get my money back. I Gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried it again for the next trip with their recommended plan. No better, the only saving grace was I knew the secret phrase to get a refund faster this time. When you factor in the exchange rate the initial savings is considerably eroded.
mcewena 09/10/21 04:27pm Snowbirds
RE: "Simply Connect" CDN cell provider

Yeah, I should have said: I wasn't thinking of this primarily for US travel but as a replacement of my current Telus voice/text only plan. It's just this is the only forum I belong to with the right demographic :) (CDNs over 50).
mcewena 09/09/21 11:18am Snowbirds
RE: "Simply Connect" CDN cell provider

Hi, It doesn't appear to be much of a bargain from a data point of view. It operates on the Rogers network. Do you mean in terms of domestic CDN data or roaming? The latter I would tend to agree, I haven't found anything else that would give me 2 lines and "some" data for much under $100 though. Kodo was close but it was a "sign up now" offer. (I can't get those sweetheart SK deals).
mcewena 09/09/21 09:16am Snowbirds
"Simply Connect" CDN cell provider

Any experiences here? https://www.simplyconnect.ca/
mcewena 09/09/21 08:56am Snowbirds
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

Think I may have found something in the fine print. The $25/mth pay-for-6-months up front plan includes US & Canada, but the $30 one-month-at-a-time plan says “pay per use” in US/Canada. I went for the latter as a trial run. Edit: nope that restriction is for text/voice, data “may be limited to 2g” is the only thing I can see. Right now I’m getting 0g.
mcewena 07/15/21 06:27am Technology Corner
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

So I’ve got a sweetheart grandfathered voice/text Plan in Canada ($20/mth) and when I’ve traveled to the USA in the past I’ve added a 2nd SIM to my phone for use voice and data. Rather that then paying for a big data plan plus roaming. US travel isn’t in the short term, but I need a new phone now, the list of dual SIM phones is pretty small. Do I buy another dual SIM model from ASUS or go another route? I have an ASUS dual SIM phone and use AT&T in the US, I used to use our Canadian SIM in the other slot but I use the AT&T SIM in both the US and Canada and AT&T pairs with Rogers in Canada and I have more data (cheaper) than I could get with Rogers. Be aware that AT&T is going 5G next year and I got a notification that some current 3G/4G phones won't work, my ASUS phone isn't on the list of compatible phones FYI. I tried going the AT&T route and ran into a new problem: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30260978.cfm Not sure what the issue is but it could be the tablet. I would try putting the SIM card into your smart phone and see if you have the same problem. Yeah first thing I tried, same issue and Rogers sim works fine in the iPad.
mcewena 07/15/21 05:48am Technology Corner
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

So I’ve got a sweetheart grandfathered voice/text Plan in Canada ($20/mth) and when I’ve traveled to the USA in the past I’ve added a 2nd SIM to my phone for use voice and data. Rather that then paying for a big data plan plus roaming. US travel isn’t in the short term, but I need a new phone now, the list of dual SIM phones is pretty small. Do I buy another dual SIM model from ASUS or go another route? I have an ASUS dual SIM phone and use AT&T in the US, I used to use our Canadian SIM in the other slot but I use the AT&T SIM in both the US and Canada and AT&T pairs with Rogers in Canada and I have more data (cheaper) than I could get with Rogers. Be aware that AT&T is going 5G next year and I got a notification that some current 3G/4G phones won't work, my ASUS phone isn't on the list of compatible phones FYI. I tried going the AT&T route and ran into a new problem: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30260978.cfm
mcewena 07/14/21 08:10pm Technology Corner
AT&T prepaid tablet plan in Canada

The website says they include Canada and Mexico so I signed up for a new plan, far cheaper then a Canadian carrier, and I can use it when the border opens (in Canada now). Ordered a SIM card from Amazon. But I can only receive texts from AT&T and I can only access their paygonline website, no outside data, text or voice. I tried 2 phones that both work with Rogers, same # of bars. Since I can access AT&T I know I’m getting a compatible signal. Customer support was just saying random stuff off a script that I could easily disprove or show was not applicable. Any wisdom here?
mcewena 07/14/21 03:38pm Technology Corner
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

Ah, you can’t transfer a Canadian # to Skype though. Can you get a # thru skype in Canada? Assuming, yes...just get a new number and start using that as your primary number. I can get a US skype # from anywhere but Skype won't issue # with a CDN area code. Given that I'm not quite sure how skype improves my situation to be honest so I haven't pursued it. I'd still need US data SIM to have skype or any 2nd # to forward to so Skype seems like another layer. I know there is an issue forwarding to some MVNOs like USMobile so AT&T pay sim might be the best plan.
mcewena 06/15/21 02:28pm Technology Corner
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

Yeah same phone here, their zenfone max m1. It’s been dropped a few times and it’s not getting any faster, don’t know whether to buy another identical one or wait/upgrade. I use us mobile in the US so thanks for the at&t tip, will check them out.
mcewena 06/15/21 12:21pm Technology Corner
New phone recommendations for cross border

Cross posting to get the CDN angle, Telus is my current provider https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30249632.cfm
mcewena 06/15/21 08:27am Snowbirds
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

Ah, you can’t transfer a Canadian # to Skype though.
mcewena 06/15/21 07:05am Technology Corner
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

We just keep a little plastic packet in the computer bag and keep the spare SIM cards in that. Is your original # offline or do you forward one to the other? We keep a skype number (any IP based system would work) so we can use the original number anywhere. So you forward your CDN cell to your US Skype? Why that and not to your US cell?
mcewena 06/14/21 07:13am Technology Corner
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

We just keep a little plastic packet in the computer bag and keep the spare SIM cards in that. Is your original # offline or do you forward one to the other?
mcewena 06/11/21 12:21pm Technology Corner
New phone recommendations for cross border

So I’ve got a sweetheart grandfathered voice/text Plan in Canada ($20/mth) and when I’ve traveled to the USA in the past I’ve added a 2nd SIM to my phone for use voice and data. Rather that then paying for a big data plan plus roaming. US travel isn’t in the short term, but I need a new phone now, the list of dual SIM phones is pretty small. Do I buy another dual SIM model from ASUS or go another route?
mcewena 06/11/21 11:42am Technology Corner
RE: Chasing music festivals

Try this link. https://www.musicfestivalwizard.com/ I seem to remember finding a better source for finding blues festivals. If I can find it, I'll post another link. https://blues.org/find-blues-festivals/ https://bluesfestivalguide.com/ Have fun, where ever you go! Thanks!
mcewena 06/04/21 05:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Chasing music festivals

Having looked for the same thing myself, I did a search for "Concerts Southern Alberta" and it returned a number of possible places to look including a page on travelalberta.com that showed a variety of shows for every genre of music. There are other returns for that search that show different venues, what acts are coming there etc. Yeah I started down that road too but by the time I filtered by season, genre, jurisdiction along my route it started to become a rabbit hole. I decided to wing it instead. There’s a website out there for everything, why not this? :)
mcewena 06/04/21 02:15pm Roads and Routes
Chasing music festivals

Back in the before-time we were trying to incorporate the odd music (blues) festival into our itineraries but I was having problems finding them. The best I could do was pick a couple of artists and see where their tour schedules took them and work from there. Does anybody know of a site or Facebook group or google map that acts as some sort of directory for music festivals? Thanks
mcewena 06/04/21 12:57pm Roads and Routes
iPad or net gear for mobile hotspot?

Looking to consolidate data traffic on 1 sim, do I put it in my old net gear mifi device or use my 8th gen iPad as the hotspot? Any idea which would work better? https://www.netgear.com/support/product/AirCard%20779S.aspx https://www.apple.com/ca/ipad-10.2/?afid=p238%7Csu9vobL7N-dc_mtid_1870765e38482_pcrid_476354791602_pgrid_111576646959_&cid=aos-ca-kwGO-ipad--slid---product-
mcewena 05/02/21 11:00am Technology Corner
RE: Replacement Dometic 300 series toilet water valve

Now days, you do have to use your imagination and rummage through nearly every store you can find in order to get every fitting you need.. Sure miss the little hardware stores on the corner that had every single obscure plumbing item.. That's for sure. I forget the fitting I eventually found (this thread is 6+ months old). It was a gray elbow and had internal thread that fit onto the valve thread and with a heat gun I managed to get the OEM Winnebago tubing around the lightly barbed fitting. It was still a no-go until I had my euraka moment of fitting it to the valve assembly before attaching that to the toilet. I tied the brass elbow you pictured but it was too small for the OEM Winnebago hose/pipe/tubing. Sharkebite and SS pipe was going to be my last resort as I would have had to pull out some of the bulkhead and it would have looked like sh*t.
mcewena 01/29/21 12:20pm Tech Issues
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