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wa8yxm

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Posted: 02/10/21 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Verizon used to have best coverage but AT&T and T-Mobile/Sprint are .. well dang close if not better today. Best option is to have options. For example before T-Mobile and Sprint merged fully I had places where T-mobile was strong and Sprint near zero and one spot where T-mobile was flat zero and Sprint was... Well the needel on ye old internet download speedometer got bent when it slammed into the pin on the high end of the scale figuratively speaking (since it's a graphic it did not bend)


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JKJavelin wrote:

We use the Winegard Connect2 wifi extender +4G hotspot. As I type this we are in
the Everglades National Park campground using this device.
It is sometimes finicky and expensive if you watch YouTube. $60 for 10 gigs that seem to burn fast.

As I said before, people confuse the device with the service (which is what the service provider WANTS YOU TO DO!)

That device can work on multiple networks with the correct SIM card.

* This post was edited 02/11/21 07:41am by theoldwizard1 *

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pianotuna wrote:

Starlink is open for beta and covers a lot of North America.

1 meter dish and $99 usd per month. First come first serve.

https://www.starlink.com/



Starlink is only available for stationary locations, not mobile


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

JKJavelin wrote:

We use the Winegard Connect2 wifi extender +4G hotspot. As I type this we are in
the Everglades National Park campground using this device.
It is sometimes finicky and expensive if you watch YouTube. $60 for 10 gigs that seem to burn fast.

As I said before, people confuse the device with the service (which is what the service provider WANT YOU TO DO!)

That device can work on multiple networks with the correct SIM card.

Correct- You can use an ATT/Verizon sim card IF you you have an account with them. I do not, so I buy data from Winegard.


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I was told about a non profit company called - Calyx Institute

They offer TRUE UNLIMITED with no throttling.. If you pay for the Contributor level, you get a hot spot ( I have the T-9 ), SIM card, and truly unlimited with no throttling.. The provider is T-Mobile

AND since they are technically a research facility, they give you a receipt for up to $200.00 in tax deductions.. so that $400.00 for the year is actually $200.00 for a year of truly unlimited.

I just received mine last week and set it up.. I am 3 days into the set up and at 34 gb and no throttling ( yet ) .

I have it on at my desk while working hooked up to my laptop streaming movies ( HULU ) in the background to rack up the data...

the friend that told me about them watches HD TV all day, everyday and never had a problem...( 3 years now )

** I AM NOT ASSOCIATED with them ** just a happy customer , SO FAR


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Anyone use Nomad Internet It is supposed to be "true unlimited data". Also, no contract. Pay as you go. 14 day free trial.

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