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Old 03-05-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Mi-Fi - Verizon Internet on the Road (What do others use?)

We just hooked up with Verizon Mi-fi....

what do you use and what is your experience/price/etc?
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:54 AM   #2
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Since I boondock in out of the way places I have Hughes net Satellite internet. It works well for me and since there are no cross boarder air cards this is the only real alternative.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:49 PM   #3
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Sorry we don't 'do' the internet when we're away - computer stays home when we go. The office is lucky if I check my cell-phone once a day when I'm on 'my' time!
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:46 PM   #4
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I just purchased a Cradepoint PHS300. Really cool device that lets me plug in just about any USB cell modem and a large number of cell phones (if you activate the tethering plan). It is even battery operated so it works fine going down the road.

What I like personally is I dont have to pay for a dedicated cell modem or mifi - I just pay $15 extra on my cell phone and can blast out 5gb a month to the family. I am also not tied into any one provider for service.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:55 PM   #5
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I'm using the Mi-Fi from Time Warner. Introductory for #39.95 monthly then goes to $49.95 monthly, unlimited, and works great. I love the all you can eat plan because DW and I both surf a lot and I didn't want to have to watch the clock while I'm online.

I tried Verizon's free trial which after you paid the activation fee, the actual usage charge , and the restocking fee for turning in the device, it was hardly what you could call a free trial. I looked at it and used it a little bit, but I decided that it had the potential to get real expensive, real fast. I'll keep my Verizon phone, but that's about it for me and Verizon.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:22 PM   #6
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Actually I can't have any... :hihi:

The state of Idaho has very limited cell towers. Like The town of Riggins, ID has cell service but its only 2 miles long and you round the corner and it gone again till Grangeville, ID or the other direction to New Meadows, ID. But in any case as soon as you leave a town the service is gone again..

At any rate if I had it that means I couldn't relax while I'm out with the Jayco I would be stuck working the web sites like this out even while camping... (D'Oh!)
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:35 PM   #7
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I don`t have any either, like to get away from it all from time to time. But I can see where a Full timer or Snow birder, etc would need it.
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We stay on road 20-24 weeks a year. We have done away with the land line and went totally wireless including our home security system.

I got tired of looking for Wi-Fi hot spots and went with the Verizon 5 gig per month air card which serves us at home or on the road. Depends on where you are most if should use AT&T or Verizon.
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I have devices on both AT&T and Verizon. The big plus for me on AT&T is being able to use voice/data at the same time -- but -- on AT&T once you get out of the city you go over to the older Edge network. I find the Edge network to be almost unusable most of the time for anything other than basic email.

On the other hand Verizon has much better rural 3g coverage (at least where I am). Even when you get out of of 3g coverage and switch over to the 1X coverage area - it still is very usable compared to Edge.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:20 PM   #10
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I use a Droid. There is an ap called PDA.net that hooks me up as long as I have 3g. The ap was free at first for the trial and then $15 for lifetime. I have unlimite usage on my phone data plan w/ Verizon. Works for me.

The bummer is I don't want to jailbreak my iPad....and the ap is not compatible with it.
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