View Poll Results: What do you use to keep connected to the outside world when camping?
Don't travel with any communications device 0 0%
Only travel with a cell phone (dumb phone) 2 2.35%
Travel with a smart phone 27 31.76%
Travel with a laptop 25 29.41%
Travel with a tablet (Kindle, Nook, Galaxy, Surface, etc.) 7 8.24%
Travel with an iPhone 13 15.29%
Travel with an iPad 5 5.88%
Travel with a box of apples! ; ) 6 7.06%
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
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Question What do you use to connect to the internet?

Just curious as to what you folks travel with if you're like me and need your internet connectivity for pleasure, work, or both.

I'm a gagdet geek but the point of camping for us is to get the kids away from the video games and any screen time.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:17 AM   #2
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Gotta love those Apples. :-)
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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DW has an android phone for texting to update the family while we are on the road, I have a work BlackBerry on our enterprise mail system so work can keep tabs on me and we each have laptops so DW can update facebook and I can see whats happening on FRF at night. BTW we usually try for CG with wifi. If we happen to be in a provincial park then we go without as it isn't the end of the world to be without.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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I'm no geek by any means , me and the dw have AT&T I phones , and I carry Verizon wireless card for Internet
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
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Verizon.

Phone is a 4G hotspot as well.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:22 AM   #6
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I still have unlimited data on Verizon and have an Android Phone that will tether data out for our Roku Box and Apple box and my Macbook Pro. I also have a work Mifi (verizon) device to use as well. Try to use both.. so as to not run up the data plans to far up on either device. I also have verizon ipad 2 that has a data plan as well, provided by work as well. That probably gets used the least of all. I am a Geek... I wont lie. LOL
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #7
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You need an "all of the Above" choice on your poll. *grin*
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #8
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I use an iPad and a DroidX (work); both through Verizon.

My work emails and calendar and our personal emails and calendars are pushed to the iPad's excellent email and calendar apps. Plus I can login remotely from the iPad if I needed a program from my business since the iPad can't handle any of my firm's software directly.

The Verizon works well for us as far as coverage and speed (3G) go for the places we visit.

Note: The Droid has been pretty solid for me but mine is getting old and I'll probably upgrade to an iPhone to be better able to synch the Apple products.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:36 AM   #9
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To get on the internet - my wife and I have iPhones. Depending on my work schedule, I may be subscribed to the Personal Hotspot feature or not. If so, I share my internet to a multitude of devices (even more when my MIL is with us).
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I use my HTC windows phone as an internet hot spot and I use my iPad when at the campground. When we're out and about, I just use my smartphone. I can't be without it.
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