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Old 03-23-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Internet while on the road

Hi all.

I am planning on traveling for two weeks with my travel trailer and I need a reliable Internet connection while on the road. I will be working during part of this trip and I will need reliable connectivity. Does anyone have any advice on on a service that they have been successful with? How about a Mifi service? I plan on going to the Charleston, SC area and also the Panhandle of Florida so I need a reliable MiFi vendor. I am guessing Verizon has the most coverage.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
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If you have a smart phone, one option is to use your phone as a hot spot which is basically making it function like a router. I do this while I am traveling and find it to work well for e-mail and internet searches on my laptop or ipads. I am sure it may not be great for large data functions like video and gaming, but for most business functions it works fine for me. You may have to look at your data plan from your phone provider to see if you need to temporarily boost your plan while you are traveling.
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:47 PM   #3
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The smart phone or a device like a MiFi is about the only practical solution and then you have to have a cell signal which is something that we've been without on occasion. I now check coverage maps when I'm traveling in remote/rural areas.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:04 PM   #4
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:29 PM   #5
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The phone can work, but may require you to upgrade your data plan. It could be cheaper to buy a "pay as you go" MiFi device if this is a one-off.

I've been up and down the eastern coast with AT&T and have been satisfied with everywhere I've gone.
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:56 PM   #7
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We have Verizon service and purchased the Jet Pack. Once past initial cost it is $10.00 a month and share data plan. I purchased external antenna for those remote places. If you pick up 4G you can run 10 devices. 3G is 5 devices. I have found the Hot spot on phone works well with antenna near by but the jet pack works real well with external antenna in fringe areas. You buy antenna with pig tail for the jet pack. You can install an app called "open signal" to help you find nearest cell tower. (which side of rv has strongest signal ) for those marginal areas in the sticks.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:39 AM   #8
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We have had pretty good luck using my wife's ATT iphone 5 hotspot. She gets 5 Gig a month for $50. We upgrade her plan before we leave and then downgrade when we finish the trip.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:29 PM   #9
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What about internet on the go that they sell at Walmart? it is like 50. for 5 gig no limit of time
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:33 PM   #10
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