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gbopp

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Remember when we went RVing to get away from it all? [emoticon]

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Big Katuna wrote:

2oldman wrote:

Verizon has very good coverage all over the place.


But they throttle if the towers are busy. You need an alternative too.


Absolutely "network management" kicks in on busy towers. With so many people using Verizon now, this is becoming more common . . . especially in snowbird, urban, and other touristy areas

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Remember when we went RVing to get away from it all?


Back in those days there was nothing to get away from. Just tv with an antenna on it I guess.



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agesilaus wrote:

Anyone tried the Togo Roadlink C2 which is ATT and Wingard? Wingard provides a dome with three WIFI antennas and ATT the service for $360/year unlimited


The problem with any device like this is the quality of its "inards". The Togo contains a fairly low end modem (category 4) without carrier aggregation, it's restricted to 2.4 GHz, etc. As technology advances, any device like this becomes even more obsolete pretty fast.

There are always trade-offs . . .

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gbopp wrote:

Remember when we went RVing to get away from it all? [emoticon]


I RV to enjoy my life on the road. I go camping to get away from it all!


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

gbopp wrote:

Remember when we went RVing to get away from it all? [emoticon]


I RV to enjoy my life on the road. I go camping to get away from it all!


Well said Bill.Satellite! We are "most timers" and haven't "camped" in many years.

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Big Katuna wrote:

2oldman wrote:

Verizon has very good coverage all over the place.


But they throttle if the towers are busy. You need an alternative too.


If you are throttled, it is for one of two reasons:

The first reason is that you may have exceeded your maximum monthly data allowed under your plan (read the fine print in your "unlimited" plan and check Data Hub in the My Verizon app to see how much data you have used this month).

The second reason you may be throttled is when the tower you are nearest is clogged with traffic, users are throttled according to priority. If your cell provider is leasing towers from the major carrier, or you are on Prepaid plans -- you are probably on or near to the bottom of the tier. Best / Highest Cost plans get the highest priority on busy towers.

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For cell phones (and cellular internet) a few things are important
HEIGHT (Height is might), Antenna gain, Reciver sensitivy and a clear path.

The Wnegard Cellular/Wifi- System goes on the roof so there are no walls (just the RV-Transparant dome)

It is higher

I can't comment on the antenna since I've not one but if it is directional then there is gain.

and they make a very sensitive receiver. (Good one)

In some cases (park wi-fi) all the above apply again as well... In some cases height is not as important with Wi-Fi but for park wi-fi getting over your next site neighbor's rig means less walls. and if he's towing an airstream (Faraday cage/RF wall) then height is ultra important.


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2oldman wrote:

Verizon has very good coverage all over the place.

It's hard to find a place around here that has verizon.





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2oldman wrote:

Verizon has very good coverage all over the place.


well, good coverage, and in many places but hardly all over the place. There are many many places we have camped and traveled to that ATT or Verizon or Both have very weak or no signal.

The Weboost often helps. But in some cases all it will do is get you good voice if the tower is to far away. As an example this last week we were in a location with poor verizon and no ATT signal. The weboost was able to get me a 1xRTT signal (voice and messaging) at -50db, very strong. but unable to get me a reliable 3G let alone 4G signal. Those with us that had ATT were unable to get even a 1X voice signal with the booster.

For us it is basically a non issue if we can't get a signal. we go camping and if there is no cell service so be it. If we do need to contact someone or need help then I can always use my garmin inreach to send a text, or worst case in the event of an emergency use the inreach SOS to get help.


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