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Old 03-24-2015, 04:28 PM   #21
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We have Verizon and recently purchased a Tablet for $100.00 with a mail in rebate for $99.00, such a deal!!!! it is a hot spot for our computer and cost $10.00 per month. Works fine ,last a long time............

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Old 03-24-2015, 05:52 PM   #22
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We have been using Verizon Jetpak for 2 years. It's a tiny 3" X 4" rechargeable unit, no outside antenna. We purchased the unit and change our monthly data plan as needed. Some months 6 gigs others less which is all done online thru Verizon wireless while we're on the road. We never use CG internet since not secure. We winter in the coach 5 mos in FL and travel a lot the other months and use it exclusively. Never had a problem with it.

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Old 03-24-2015, 06:19 PM   #23
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Internet on the road

My Verizon iPhone hot spot has worked fine on the SC coast and FL panhandle.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:23 PM   #24
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I've used Verizon MiFi 2200 3G unlimited for years all over,even in the mountains of Colorado and have had no problems. I did find a tree infested campground in Michigan that slowed me down a bunch though. Scared to upgrade.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:31 PM   #25
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I am searching for the right answer to internet and cell phone signal on the road. I have a iPhone 5S . Just got back from 9 weeks in FL. For the entire 9 weeks, except for 2 weeks I had little if ANY data or cell phone service using AT&T. I camped near Sarasota and Bradenton area, Mayakka River and Lake Manatee. Lake Manatee gave me one bar, mostly at night otherwise nothing. Mayakka River gave me nothing. I did use a consessionaire's WIFI hotspot everyday.

Camping in Mantee Springs near Chiefland FL gave me nothing while in the campground. St. George Island State Park gave me one bar sometimes depending on the weather conditions and not consistant enough to finish a phone call. St Joe Peninsula State Park gave me 1 or 2 bars with LTE data... I was a happy camper there.

I used my phone with and without my protective case... without which the signal improved a little bit. Data and signal would work sometimes if I set the phone down on a coffee cup, but would be gone within 5 seconds when I picked up the phone... telling me the signal must have been very weak.

I am about to look into Verizon service and giving up on AT&T. On the other hand I am also thinking of adding a Wilson cell amplifier.
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Anyone have opinions on ATT or Verizon in state parks outside the suburbs and other somewhat remote areas? Or does the add-on amp make more sense?
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:31 PM   #26
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Verizon and Jetpack. It just works, period.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:40 PM   #27
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:18 PM   #28
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We used a Verizon 4G adapter on our laptop during a 3 month trip nearly circling the US. We seldom had a problem getting a signal. Last spring we finally got "smart phones" and now we just use one of them to create a hotspot. We have the phones set up to only allow our laptops to use the hotspot.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:15 PM   #29
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I've been using a Virgin mobile hot spot for several years now. They have several different plans. I have had very good luck with mine. I'm in the Atlanta area but I've used it in many different parts of the state.
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:53 AM   #30
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Like has been said you really have 2 options one is to borrow WIFI from a source like the RV Park, a coffee shop type place or a hotel. The biggest problem with these is they are open networks and all data you use is open to be captured by someone. The chances of something happening is small yet still there, plus you are at the submission of the quality of somebody else’s system.

The second option is to generate your own WIFI (what I do) lots of ways to do this. I think all smartphones can generate a hotspot (again what I do) or you can get a small device from ATT, Verizon and such. The fill as you go is an option if you only need it every once in a while.

Regardless of your choice you’ll need a data plan, if you don’t already have one get with whoever your cell service is with and they can take care of it.

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