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Dirtclods

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FoxFi will not run continually and it has adds. So if you want to watch a movie you'll have to reset it. And then it may not always restart but it's FREE. Verizon ellipsis is the way to go.

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Dirtclods wrote:

FoxFi will not run continually and it has adds. So if you want to watch a movie you'll have to reset it. And then it may not always restart but it's FREE. Verizon ellipsis is the way to go.
For $7.95 you can buy the paid version of FoxFi, which runs perfectly on compatible phones. The free version is merely a trial version and is hobbled.


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Regularly watch movies using FoxFi, pay for it ONE time and good to go. Last night our Roku had one pause for data catch up during a two hour movie. It was a perfect break moment too [emoticon]

since my data is unlimited we run 30 to 40 Gb per month using foxfi and another 4 to 6 Gb on the MiFi when the phone is with me away from the coach.


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Just be aware that FoxFi and other such hotspot hacks will likely violate your terms of service.


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Any recommendations for a cell signal booster? I have VZW and it works great in most places, but some spots while camping I have difficulty getting a signal. I work online, so I always need internet. Thoughts on the best cell signal booster? I was looking on Amazon and there are some that are $30 and others that are $300. I'd love some recommendations.

Side note: sorry if this has been addressed in this thread, but its 76 pages long, so I thought this would be the easiest method to get an answer.


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I'm against TV thru the internet because the Packet-switched network is grossly inefficient for Video transmission. As a result, people who are temperate users get saddled with the costs and delays of intemperate TV watchers.

If you want to watch a TV or Movie you can pre-load it to your Computer from a BitTorrent site (which will share internet use for all, treating packets fairly).

Also, most metropolitan geographic areas have excellent OTA (Over The Air) HD broadcasts free, including commercial TV and Public TV, as well as FM and AM.

Cellphone access to TV compounds the problem since telephone speech transmission is inherently low-speed packet transmission: very poorly matched to TV visual live transmission rates.

The oligopolies (joint monopolies) that dominate the internet these days simply shift the cost of over-priced communications from foolish TV watchers to the frugal low volume internet user this amounts to a regressive tax: i.e., tax the poor (frugal) to pay the rich (prodigal) user. It's a regressive tax. A reverse Robin Hood.

Transmission requirements exhibit a bi-modal distribution: there are a large number of low-speed users at one end, and a large number of high-speed users at the other. Since the carriers are an oligopoly (monopoly) they are free to administer prices as they please, so the low-speed users will suffer to finance high-speed (TV) watchers.

It's cheating.

It was a big mistake to turn over the internet to commercial enterprises, who, with unerring instinct, found the sure path to extract huge fortunes from technology that was *free* to them. We should have kept the internet in the Postoffice and the universities. Then, the cost would be lower, service better,and Public services would be regularly financed without public subsidies.

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RavensFan24 wrote:

Any recommendations for a cell signal booster? I have VZW and it works great in most places, but some spots while camping I have difficulty getting a signal. I work online, so I always need internet. Thoughts on the best cell signal booster? I was looking on Amazon and there are some that are $30 and others that are $300. I'd love some recommendations.

Side note: sorry if this has been addressed in this thread, but its 76 pages long, so I thought this would be the easiest method to get an answer.


Here are some reviews of the various systems that may help. cell phone booster reviews

I'm in the process of installing a Wilson MobilePro and I'm going to use the Wilson RV Trucker Spring Mount Antenna with it. I have used the MobilePro for one outing but only had the provided 3.5 inch antenna stuck to the inside of the motorhome windshield, and it appeared to help. (The 3.5 inch antenna is magnetic but there's nothing on the outside of my motorhome that the magnet will work with). I'm thinking the better outside antenna should improve performance. I've been using one of the Wilson units for the house for several years with good results.

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Keep in mind there are two types of cellular boosters, one for mobile use and one for stationary use. For my tow vehicle, I use a weBoost (was Wilson Electronics) Drive 4GM. It lights up the cab of my F250 and allows everyone in the truck the benefits of extending the range of the cellular towers by about 25 miles. When we set up camp, I have a weBoost Home 4G system that we use. It has a more powerful exterior antenna and amplifier and will light up a 500 sq ft area, so perfect for an RV. The best thing is that weBoost products will work with any carrier. Before I installed these, I often found myself disconnecting from the trailer and driving into town to try and get a signal. So long as I have a little bit of signal (you know the one where you have a signal but when you call it ends up dropping) I can now amplify it and get the best signal available.

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fcooper wrote:

RavensFan24 wrote:

Any recommendations for a cell signal booster? I have VZW and it works great in most places, but some spots while camping I have difficulty getting a signal. I work online, so I always need internet. Thoughts on the best cell signal booster? I was looking on Amazon and there are some that are $30 and others that are $300. I'd love some recommendations.

Side note: sorry if this has been addressed in this thread, but its 76 pages long, so I thought this would be the easiest method to get an answer.


Here are some reviews of the various systems that may help. cell phone booster reviews

I'm in the process of installing a Wilson MobilePro and I'm going to use the Wilson RV Trucker Spring Mount Antenna with it. I have used the MobilePro for one outing but only had the provided 3.5 inch antenna stuck to the inside of the motorhome windshield, and it appeared to help. (The 3.5 inch antenna is magnetic but there's nothing on the outside of my motorhome that the magnet will work with). I'm thinking the better outside antenna should improve performance. I've been using one of the Wilson units for the house for several years with good results.

Fred


Hey Fred,

How's that Wilson MobilePro working out for you?

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A lot of great info in here, I was going to post some questions, but found all the answers.

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