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Old 10-01-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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TV...INTERNET...WiFi

What do you use for the above listed services.

We continue to use the crank up antenna. Purchased a signal strength located...helps a bunch...when there is a selection. Some locations pick very limited number of channels.

I don't want a month to month satellite bill for the RV and at home.

I have data package for 2 smart phones and an iPAd. But I continually have to bump up the gigs...when wifi is not good

Going over pkg limit is very expensive.

The weather has been wonderful...tread the thought of heading home...which we will be doing in a week or so.

My favorite thing....ZAPPY 3x pro...3 wheel scooter! Lots of fun....easier than a bicycles,,,,,,,
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:47 PM   #2
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tv, i use the crank up antenna. also use a tailgator and dish receiver as well. for wi-fi, i have a my-fi hot spot.
i use the sat receiver from home
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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I don't want a month to month satellite bill for the RV and at home.
So it sounds like you already have Satellite service at home? Most of us just take a receiver from home and use it in the RV. With that, you only need to buy a dish in some form for use with your RV. What provider do you use at home, and what models of receivers do you have?

(For others who don't have Sat service at home, Dish has a pay-as-you-go plan where you just pay for the days that you are camping. No contract involved.)
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #4
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For wifi there aren't a whole lot of options. I used to use a hotspot on my phone and recently got a dedicated hotspot device. I, frugal with data (no streaming video, no streaming music). I used a lot less when it was just me on my phone. Now that it is the hotspot, we use almost a 1/2-gig per day. Right now we are on a 5gb plan and I just pay the overages.

I know that Millenicom has a 20gb plan for $70/month.

Not many other options that I know of, though.
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we dont bother with either wifi or satellite. We have a very robust wifi/cable driven service at home, and do downloads of our favorite shows to an external drive, which is taken camping with us on long trips if there is rain or poor/cold weather.
much cheaper, always works and no adverts .....
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #6
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TV - Antenna

Internet - Campground ISP or Whatever juice I can suck thru AT&T wireless on my Droid smartphone

Will probably go with the "Dish Net Pay as You go" eventually but thats like item# 1,412 on the list of things I really want for my camper.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #7
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we dont bother with either wifi or satellite. We have a very robust wifi/cable driven service at home, and do downloads of our favorite shows to an external drive, which is taken camping with us on long trips if there is rain or poor/cold weather. much cheaper, always works and no adverts ..... d-mo
Would you mind sharing some more details on HOW you accomplish this? I'd be the Mac-daddy if I could hookup wife with some of her shows by pulling them off of the DVR.
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Would you mind sharing some more details on HOW you accomplish this? I'd be the Mac-daddy if I could hookup wife with some of her shows by pulling them off of the DVR.

x2 - I had a program and video card that did this very well on my old laptop but it was analog. Since the digital switch I haven't found anything. My cable provider does offer something similar but the selection of shows is limited. (Xfinity TV App)

XFINITY TV Player app with Download Feature
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Thanks everyone for your comments. I am still researching. I will post what I decision I select...
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we dont bother with either wifi or satellite. We have a very robust wifi/cable driven service at home, and do downloads of our favorite shows to an external drive, which is taken camping with us on long trips if there is rain or poor/cold weather.
much cheaper, always works and no adverts .....
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x3. I've been looking at satellite and don't have it at home. I was under the impression that the pay as you go plan is for a month at a time vs. a day at a time?
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