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Old 05-29-2013, 11:19 PM   #11
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I use my Verizon phone with a system called EasyTether. It allows me to connect to the internet through the Verizon 3G System via a USB cable between the phone and the Laptop. The Google Play (App) Store has the information on this free application. You do have to pay a one time $9.99 charge if you want to access the secure (https sites.

There are no charges (above your normal data charges) to use this system. I have an OLD 3G unlimited data plan that Verizon would love to have me convert to their newer 4G plan with data limits. But my trusty Droid X just plugs along at 3G data rates. Besides, the 4G network is still very spotty, and many 4G users wind up on the 3G system anyway.

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:09 AM   #12
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I have Verizon now used to have Tmobile neither gets a signal. The booster might help. I'll try talking to Dish again.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #13
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Thanks I'll check Dish again. I see now they have a new service called DishNet.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:45 AM   #14
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Thanks I'll check Dish again. I see now they have a new service called DishNet.
Please let us know what you find out.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #15
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I'm A Dish Retailer, DishNet uses a two way Dish (up to Satellite and down) and it has to be aligned manually with a Satbuddy meter ($799). Go with Verizon and a Wilson signal booster.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #16
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Start investigating a Hotspot and looking at the following technologies.

-Playon TV

-Slingbox

-DLNA


As posters have stated in a previous, you need to be cognizant of bandwidth usage. If you're going to camp to watch TV, you may be in trouble. I am able to watch 30 to 45 minutes of TV through my hotspot and I have not exceeded my 5GB limit.

Also investigate a Andriod Mini TV to install into one of your HDMI inputs to your TV.

I could go into what I have done successfully, but it will take some time.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #17
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If you go with a Wilson cell booster make sure you do your homework on which booster to buy. Make sure your carriers frequency will be supported by the booster. My work phone is AT&T and in my camp I get full 4g service, my personal phone is Verizon and at times I go from not having 3g/4g to having it, but I still have cell service on both phones.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:29 PM   #18
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I can't speak to the satellite, but for cell coverage... a booster is a great option, then if you do have signal... many smartphones can make their own wifi hotspot with no extra equipment or charges... that's what I do in my own
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #19
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HughesNet

As a former user of HughesNet, I would not recommend it to anyone. The data is limited. When I first moved to rural Alabama, I had to have an Internet connection for work and HughesNet was the only choice I had at the time. The service was terrible and the customer service was worse. IMO, find you a wireless card.

HughesNet will cause a lot of this -- >
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #20
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I'm very happy with my Verizon 4G hotspot with one exception (data limit 3GB). I've been doing some research and find that Millenicom uses Verizon's 4G network for their Hotspot plan which gives 20GB for $70/month.

Does anyone use Millenicom?
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