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Old 12-17-2014, 07:51 PM   #21
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What is Verizon hotspot?
The Verizon hotspot used to be called MiFi and now is referred to as the Jetpack. It will connect to a Verizon 4G LTE network and allow you to connect multiple devices to that 4G network. A 4G network is quite fast and is great for surfing the Internet. If 4G isn’t available it will step down to a 3G network. Many times when we're on the road I will be connected to the Internet with my laptop and my wife will be connected to the Internet with her tablet or Kindle using the Jetpack.


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Old 12-17-2014, 08:31 PM   #22
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JetPack is fine but you pay for an additional device. I can connect through my wife's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and get on line using her phone as the hotspot. I've been using mifi/jetpacks for several years at work. Now I'm getting ready to retire and I won't have all the toys!
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:46 PM   #23
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I have a Verizon jetpack and use that in the USA. Works everywhere I have been on 4g LTE. Does not roam back Home to Canada though, different band. I use Rogers hotspot in Canada and have great service all over Ontario. Parks, lakes and shoreline all have service ever though population is often sparse and seasonal with 4 G LTE.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:03 PM   #24
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It depends on where you will be staying the most. We have a fantastic mobile share plan through AT&T that is great for our needs. Verizon has a comparable plan. We could have gone with either plan for the central US where we mainly travel (we are full timers). But you are in the Eastern US so you need to compare. I definitely say one of the two - Verizon or AT&T.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:58 AM   #25
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Verizon hot spot with 4G service. We use it all over the country and are never without service. WiFi and phone both. Verizon all the way.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:08 AM   #26
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We've been full-timing and traveling since 2010 and there is absolutely no comparison between Verizon and anything else. The person who listed satellite wireless obviously never saw one installed -- in cement. It is way too heavy and has to be placed exactly in a place with no wiggle room. Nobody who travels uses satellite internet: we use Verizon, a Verizon mi-fi/jetpack for internet and forsake watching Netflix/etc., due to the heavy data use.
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This is just my opinion of course, I think Verizon is the best for those RVers who travel because they have the largest 4G network. I hate it when Iím in an area that is a 3G network or less because the Internet runs frustratingly S-L-O-W. Even so, there are still plenty of areas in our country that donít have any cell signal at all.
Amen...X2. Verizon is absolutely the best. I frequently have AT&T and Sprint customers ask if they can use my wifi hotspot for a few minutes because theirs isn't working.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:58 AM   #28
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I have a Verizon jetpack and use that in the USA. Works everywhere I have been on 4g LTE. Does not roam back Home to Canada though, different band. I use Rogers hotspot in Canada and have great service all over Ontario. Parks, lakes and shoreline all have service ever though population is often sparse and seasonal with 4 G LTE.
B and B....so do have a service contract with Verizon that you simply pay for year round, or can you use it as a seasonal thing...I ask because also being in Canada and close proximity to the border, we are in the US a lot in summer time but very little in winter, so just wondering how this works for us Canadians.
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We've been full-timing and traveling since 2010 and there is absolutely no comparison between Verizon and anything else. The person who listed satellite wireless obviously never saw one installed -- in cement. It is way too heavy and has to be placed exactly in a place with no wiggle room. Nobody who travels uses satellite internet: we use Verizon, a Verizon mi-fi/jetpack for internet and forsake watching Netflix/etc., due to the heavy data use.

The one I saw used a dish about the same size as those for satellite TV (dish network, direct tv, etc...) mounted to a house. I'm not sure who the provider was, but since it was Canadian it probably wouldn't help the OP anyways. Beside, this was about 12 years ago I saw this, so maybe things have changed by now.




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B and B....so do have a service contract with Verizon that you simply pay for year round, or can you use it as a seasonal thing...I ask because also being in Canada and close proximity to the border, we are in the US a lot in summer time but very little in winter, so just wondering how this works for us Canadians.

I've been having good luck using Wind with their unlimited US add-on. It roams on a few different US carriers so so far I've been covered anywhere I've been State side. But you need to be in a Wind area Canadian side or else your paying to roam on Rogers.

Then again I'm a cross border commuter so I'm in the US most work days and don't worry about seasonal usage.




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