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Old 12-04-2017, 08:46 PM   #1
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Internet options?

A little over my head so what I want is to be able to take my laptop when we camp and have internet access, even when there is no wifi! Dont care about the phone. Please share some options.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:54 PM   #2
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I have the Verizon unlimited plan on my iPhone which provides a hotspot. Worked really well on our trip to Maine and Canada this past summer. We even were able to stream movies.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:00 PM   #3
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I tether mine to my cell phone. But that requires that I have cell service. I would think a jetpack would require a cell signal to operate as well.

I know there are sattelite connections available as well, but I don't know anything about them.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:16 PM   #4
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I have the Verizon unlimited plan on my iPhone which provides a hotspot. Worked really well on our trip to Maine and Canada this past summer. We even were able to stream movies.
X2 on the Verizon/iphone hotspot. I did this for a whole month in a rental condo with no internet.

Yes, a Jetpack needs cell service and you will pay for it as if it were an additional cellphone. But you can just leave it turned on and no one has to tie up their phone.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:11 AM   #5
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X2 on the Verizon/iphone hotspot. I did this for a whole month in a rental condo with no internet.

Yes, a Jetpack needs cell service and you will pay for it as if it were an additional cellphone. But you can just leave it turned on and no one has to tie up their phone.
Using the iPhone as the hotspot still allows you to use the phone even if you are on the internet. You are not tying up the phone. I'm not sure if that's the case with all carriers. And there is no additional cost for an extra line.
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We have Verizon Unlimited also and although I could use the hotspot for the 15gb a month, I also use an app called PDA NET + that allows you to tether your smartphone to your laptop using a USB cord and use your mobile data instead of hotspot data.

It does have a free trial if you want to give it a shot, but if you want to use it full time, you have to pay for a one time license, which is I think $7.00. On my Note 4, I can also turn on a hotspot function in the program and let other devices connect thru my phone as well but that function seems to have been blocked/disabled when using it on a newer phone/version of Android.

Since all I really want/need is to have access for my laptop, it still works well for me as long as I have 4G access. So for a one time charge of 7 bucks, I don't have to buy a jetpack, pay the 10.00/month device charge, and can save my hotspot data for other uses. I have been using it for over a year now, have on occasion used close to 100gb/month and it hasn't used any of my hotspot data yet.
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Very hard to have internet without wifi. I have read about a class-a mounted dish that would give internet. Cost was around $5-6 thousand installed. Don't know if trees play a factor. Most of us use a cell phone with hotspot. My DISH satellite (Pathway X2) will not provide internet...
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I can't tether my Tracfone so I use a Straightalk router that uses Verizon cell service.
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X3 on the Verizon unlimited plan. We have used it on an inter-state trip and along the coast of CA with great results. I will use the campground wifi for short periods but use the hotspot most of the time. You will sometimes experience very slow wifi if there are either a lot of people or a lot of kids streaming data.
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skip... You will sometimes experience very slow wifi if there are either a lot of people or a lot of kids streaming data.
Hmmmm.... 'people' or 'kids'.
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