So, the WiFi-on-the-go gear will allow you to have internet using either T-Mobile (which I use and will discuss), AT&T or Rogers in Canada.
It will NOT
use Verizon, so please don't waste your money trying. They use different radio bands for their 4G connections. There is another one that does the same thing but adds the remote connection to the rig from anywhere, subscription free. I don't need that, so I went with just the Internet.
You get the power supply, the "router/gateway", and antennas for 4G/3G and WiFi. If your rig is pre-configured with the black plate on the roof for the external antennae, all you have to do is get up there, mine is accessible from the side with a ladder without having to actually walk on the roof. Once you connect the external ears to the 2 wires up there, make sure you seal it with some silicon, I didn't the first time and we got rain inside the rig.
As for the inside, with the power connectors I spoke on, just wire those up to the included power supply, you only need one, it comes with 2. Plug it in and you got Internet after you get an Internet provider of course. If you follow the instructions that comes with it, you'll want to change the Wireless network name and password from the default. ALWAYS RECOMMENDED! Then connect your gear like at home.
As for the wireless carrier options, I chose T-Mobile, first because I'm a T-Mobile customer and love them. Secondly because for $10/month on a post-paid plan, you get 2GB of 4G data and then UNLIMITED 3G or slower data, which you can up the amount you want at any time. You can also choose to get the same $10/month 2GB plan as a pre-paid account. That works for those that don't plan to camp much. There is a $10 SIM card fee to get a new SIM card from T-Mobile unless you have a spare somewhere. We have had it running since my last post and have used about 25GB of data streaming movies from home and Netflix along with SlingTV and have not seen a slow down in speeds or quality of the stream.
I didn't want to use AT&T because they are MUCH MORE RESTRICTIVE on their data allotment and I don't believe they give you unlimited data after you go over your limit. I have them in my RAM 1500 as it came with the truck and when we hit the free 3 GB, it turned off, which turned me off. LOL!
One last thing. With the unit, you do not have to mount it or use the external ears, it is a fully portable unit with the wall wart that comes with it and in fact that is how we used it the first trip out with it. It will decrease your range of signal picking up your 4G data, but not that much, it is still better than trying to use your phone as a tether.
If you have any other questions, let me know. We're heading out for the 4th to a more distant site, so I'll be testing the signal strength. Hope this helps!