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Old 10-08-2010, 12:26 AM   #11
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What about tethering a smartphone? I always hear about how American cell plans are better than what we have in Canada- and right now I can get 6GB of data for $30 per month on my phone.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:38 AM   #12
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I have been traveling southwest and northwest this year, and have used Verizon UMW 190 air card and have good signal 98% of times. I plan on installing a external antenna in the future. With my Cradle point router, all PC sand printer work great. I have a PEP Wave bridge for those times I need to use WIFI. I went with Verizon because it seams to have the best towers base. I would not use others such as sprint,T Mobile because there are best suited for larger cities, not in the smaller rural areas. Just my though.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:58 PM   #13
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I have been traveling southwest and northwest this year, and have used Verizon UMW 190 air card and have good signal 98% of times. I plan on installing a external antenna in the future. With my Cradle point router, all PC sand printer work great. I have a PEP Wave bridge for those times I need to use WIFI. I went with Verizon because it seams to have the best towers base. I would not use others such as sprint,T Mobile because there are best suited for larger cities, not in the smaller rural areas. Just my though.
where have u experienced the most problems?
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:57 PM   #14
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What about tethering a smartphone? I always hear about how American cell plans are better than what we have in Canada- and right now I can get 6GB of data for $30 per month on my phone.
Ouch - that's some expensive data! I have ATT and a smart phone. My data plan costs 30 bucks per mo and there is no limit on data usage... that said, ATT has made to very difficult to tether. Initially tethering was disabled on their branded phones, but with recent software updates I think there has been some change. As I recall the service contract specifically prohibited tethering as well.

I also have an air card (unlimited data) and use a booster and an external antenna. There are still some places where there is no coverage or even roaming coverage. In some parts of the PNW I think you still need carrier pigeon to communicate....
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Janet, You must be grandfathered in on the aircard. AT&T doesn't have an unlimited plan anymore. And you're right, they strictly prohibit tethering without a separate data package and it's 5gb/mo.

AT&T also has the worst overage penalty. It's $504.00 a gb. Verizon's overage, while bad enough is only $50 a gb.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:15 PM   #16
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I have not had hardly any problems at all, works fine for me. If the cell phone has a week signal usually that don't bother me at all. Of course you have a week spot here and now.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:37 PM   #17
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Verizon all the way! It works great by itself but you buy a mobile booster and your good almost every where.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:05 AM   #18
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Cell phones and internet

We just started using a Verizon 5-Spot mobile broadbank device a couple of weeks ago. We got it for our home port, we live out in the country and could only get dial up or iffy sat. service. Our cell phone signal is weak at the house, the 5-Spot has been working great everyday and we can take it with us when we get the Wildwood Motel out on the road as it will work whenever we have a Verizon signal. We had depended on dial up, campground wife, or whatever hot spots we could find before when on the road. Sometimes we ended up without.

Will give it a good test in a couple of months at Crater of Diamonds State Park in SW Arkansas as there is not very good cell phone service there.

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Verizon, is what we have. Phones and MIFI. We get service when others can't. At times there has been no cell service but we can still use the MIFI. Some spots are a no go, but 98% of the time it is great. Yes a lot of RV parks have free WIFI but most of the time it is so slow it is frustrating. I also like the convince of not having to pack up the computer. It is also pretty secure. I also use it on my I-Pod
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Verizon recently had a rate change for their MIDI: for $35, u can get 3g/mo if u go over add $10 for one more gig. And so on.
some phones, like this one, can also be used as a hot spot. U have to have the unlimited data plan and they will charge an additional $20/no to use 2gig as a hot spot. Don't know what the charge is if u go over but it didn't look good. Data on theP phone is still unlimited.
If u grandfathered in with a sprint unlimited data plan (as I did) u may find that it is only unlimited while on their network.

I had had a data card with them (sprint) and had used it just abt everywhere then got shutdown in Aug after 300 Meg
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