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Old 10-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #11
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Come to think of it, it is a bit ironic that there are those of us who critisize others who want the internet while camping, while many spend all day on this site!
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #12
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If you have Verizon cell phone and a smart phone, Verizon no longer charges for tethering or wireless tethering to your smart phone. For the android phone there are free apps for doing this, we use FoxFi which works good for us. You do use some of your monthly allotted data on your cell phone. We each have the 2GB's plan and have not had any problems. We do not stream video's and avoid other data hog applications while using FoxFi.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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I agree with Road-King. I've been using FoxFi on my Razor Max for the past 9 months and it works fine to connect out laptops or tables. Most I've ever used was 2 GB over a week. Wife and I both have plans with 4GB each so we have never had any issues.
Make sure you setup a secure SSID with a password so the camper next to you doesn't piggy back :>).
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #14
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I have mobile hotspot on the IPad so I can connect the laptop if needed, ideally I wouldn't need to but being the IT guy I'm always on call. Most people don't understand that you don't work on a holiday....
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:13 PM   #15
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Come to think of it, it is a bit ironic that there are those of us who critisize others who want the internet while camping, while many spend all day on this site!
But most of us are not camping. When we camp, we take what we can get and don't gripe.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:15 PM   #16
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I have an old Palm Pre and it has an unlimited free hot spot. If I can get a tower, I get internet. If not, no big deal. Just enjoy camping and reading a book.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:04 PM   #17
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Isn't this why we have lots of camping choices?

If internet access is a requirement, pick a campground that has it instead requiring all campgrounds to have access.

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:57 PM   #18
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I can't get AT&T reception at Lake Wateree/just north of Columbia SC. I leave the # for the SP with my neighbor/son and I drive a mile down the road 1-2 x week to check in. There is no TV reception either but I do just fine playing with the dogs, reading, napping, with a little biking thrown in. I leave home to have a change of pace and listen to the sound of the birds rather than traffic.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:43 AM   #19
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Don't judge till you walk in my shoes.
Having said that 1 time a year me and my DH take a few days respite from my son who has Cerebral Palsy. I am his caregiver and have been for 21 years and he goes with us camping everywhere with no regrets but 1 time a year its just my DH and me. But I have to have cell phone so if anything happens to my son the caregiver (my daughter) can contact me. If I didn't have a cell phone you ask? He would be going with us. So again I say "Don't judge me till you walk in my shoes"
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:30 AM   #20
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I love the HD flat screen, wifi and cell service etc in my' house on wheels' and love having all the comforts of home while we RV, not camp, but RV. I gave up roughing it when the kids were in scouts and we slept in tents. Boo-yah.
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