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Old 03-19-2019, 03:11 PM   #1
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Got this Verizon Jetpack® MiFi® 8800L

Picked it up yesterday for some WIFI for the 5ver ... after reading about campground WIFI and reading what alot of you are using I bought this ... unlimited $65 a month no contract from Verizon... Connected last night with phone hope it works that well at the campsite
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:18 PM   #2
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In most cases it should work fine, but there are places where nothing works! I have been using the Sprint mi-fi for years and every now and then, no connection or weak connection. To us, little in life is so important that we can not be with out an internet connection for a while. Wonder what RV folks did before mi-fi or wi-fi???
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:26 PM   #3
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Picked it up yesterday for some WIFI for the 5ver ... after reading about campground WIFI and reading what alot of you are using I bought this ... unlimited $65 a month no contract from Verizon... Connected last night with phone hope it works that well at the campsite
I use the Verizon jet pack . have never been anywhere i did not get signal . from FL to MT . you are limited to 15gb then it throttles back to a snails pace
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:29 PM   #4
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you are limited to 15gb then it throttles back to a snails pace
Not on this pre-paid plan.

RVMobileInternet has a good write-up on it:
https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/gui...ack-data-plan/
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:33 PM   #5
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Nothing new...

There are probably 10 topic threads about this very same subject in the last 30 days...
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:35 PM   #6
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Jetpak

I was working from a previous post here re WIFI and ended up with a Verizon Jetpak MIFI and added it to my postpaid replacing a tablet I had. I spoke with a very helpful person @ Verizon today because my MIFI came to a screeching halt last nite. This is what I found out. Yes, under the postpaid unlimited plan you are limited to 15G and then slows to 600KBPS. However, my smart phone, on the same postpaid account/plan, has another 15G I can use as a hotspot before it gets throttled. Under the unlimited data only prepaid plan, there is no throttling. Only a possible slow down to 2GBPS if there is congestion on the tower. At this point, I'm going to leave it on the post paid plan for another month or so and see how I do. But the cool part with the prepaid, I can pay for it as I need it on a month to month basis. The guy at Verizon was very helpful.
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In most cases it should work fine, but there are places where nothing works! I have been using the Sprint mi-fi for years and every now and then, no connection or weak connection. To us, little in life is so important that we can not be with out an internet connection for a while. Wonder what RV folks did before mi-fi or wi-fi???
And I wonder how long before Verizon changes it up so it's not so good for us RV'ers anymore?

I give them six more months before this unlimited Mifi plan goes the way of the DoeDoe bird.
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To us, little in life is so important that we can not be with out an internet connection for a while. Wonder what RV folks did before mi-fi or wi-fi???
Good thing we're all different. You don't mind being without internet, but if I don't have a quality internet connection, I get fired.

I was able to travel extensively before we went fulltime due to the proliferation of quality internet on the road. And I'm able to fulltime because of it.

We all camp differently.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:14 PM   #9
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No limit on prepaid plan .... Yes we can do without the internet but decided not to. I do business and need to stay in touch a couple time a day. This is new to newbies on here and if you want no need to click on it or make comments, not everything is found thru the magic search button. My daughters campground, Peace River in Arcadia does not offer WIFI so we decided on this manly because of the help of this forum. Hope JohnD10 is wrong and they don't take it away...
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:36 PM   #10
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WIFI needed

I surely understand the need for WIFI. We have been using our tablet as a hotspot for 7 years. We don't have internet at our home because of where we live fulltime. Not in an RV. We wanted to have WIFI everywhere including where we RV. We're planning on going fulltime in a few years and wanted to get an idea before we made that commitment. Right now I'm using my phone's hot spot because of cap on the postpaid plan. Will probably go with the prepaid in the coming month. Just trying to make sure of the best choice in all instances.
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