Originally Posted by Tim-Nancy-C
I'm not an expert, but my impression is if you are serious about needing internet you need to have sim cards from 2 different carriers so that you can use whatever one is the best provider at your current location. That way you can point your antennas to the service with the best speed. The new antennas from InstyConnect are very directional. I thought I understood that he has incorporated a load balancing feature so you can use multiple towers in some manner. But anyway I think its worth checking out as an option. He's trying to overcome the limitations the current designs have to give better performance.
Good luck with connection.
Please note, I am not saying Insty Connect is a bad solution, if you have no system and are looking for an easy path - this could be your solution. It is just not a gold parachute to bandwidth and streaming, its mileage will vary based on carrier and environment at time of use.
Load balance is MIMO in the RF world and been around for a long time, he is not doing anything different, just Marketing, you still need the correct antenna to solve the RF signal issue, then there has to be available bandwidth at the connected tower.
fyi, direct from the web Insty Connect site - directional antenna is an add on (also don't get hung up on the LTE speed statement either a cradle point will run circles around this speed wise and there is no relationship between antenna and LTE speed:
We designed the Insty Connect to be modular, so you can have a system that can adapt to bring you the best speeds.
The Angel Wings are an omni-directional antenna, which means you don't have to aim it.
The 'Binoculars' is what we're calling our directional antenna that you can use to 'see' towers way off in the distance and get a much better, focused signal and in some cases, much better speeds (especially in the fringe zones).
Just like our Angel Wings, you will use the modem module and insert it into the Binoculars. The result will be speeds like no other LTE modem can get.
The Binoculars will be a great add-on to the Insty Connect system. We recommend getting the angel wings as the base system, and use the Binoculars when needed.