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Old 05-25-2016, 07:44 PM   #1
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WiFi Hotspot Reccomendations for TT?

Anyone have luck with a Wi-Fi hotspot for the TT? I am not sure how they work if I have to pay a monthly cellular fee. Thanks in advance for the info!

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Old 05-25-2016, 08:01 PM   #2
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We used to have a Verizon mifi. When we converted to iphones a few years back we dropped it and got the hot spot option. It works anywhere we have a cellular signal.

We only use it for internet surfing and emails/social media. Our 4g plan is never over in over 2 years.

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Old 05-25-2016, 08:09 PM   #3
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I've been using a Verizon 890L for the last several years. Coverage is very good. Much better than my AT&T cell phone coverage. I also tried T-Mobile a couple of years ago and it's coverage was very bad. You can get one on e-bay for a much better price than a Verizon store.
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:16 PM   #4
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We also have an iPhone with the "hot spot" feature. Works fine but you may have to balance usage vs your data plan. I also have a "client bridge" device. It can receive a weal wifi signal that your PC cannot detect and re-distribute it as your personal wifi. The downside is you are dependent on being able to receive a wifi signal that's useful (not all CG's have that). It is also capable of tapping into hot spots that are quite a distance away. Again, it's dependent on the signal. I've found it useful a couple of times but it's not a "silver bullet" for wifi, mostly hit-or-miss.

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Old 05-25-2016, 08:44 PM   #5
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I used to use the MiFi but upgraded to an Android smart phone and hot spot it. I went to a larger data plan and if I have phone service I have internet. I use Verizon as the carrier as it had the best coast to coast coverage.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:02 PM   #6
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini which is capable of being a hot spot. I use Foxfi to use my current data plan on wifi. No extra monthly charges as long as you don't use more than your monthly allowance for data. It works quite well anywhere there is cellular service.
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Ive used Verizon jetpack and it worked fine. I also use tmobile and it works fine where I'm at. I also have a repeater that I hook up to campground wifi and then redistribute which is only as good as the campground speed, but gives me a stronger signal inside my rig.
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:54 PM   #8
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If you do not want to use or cannot use your phone as a hotspot, this is what we use:

Straight Talk ZTE Z288C 4G LTE Mobile Wifi Hotspot - Walmart.com

This one uses Verizon 4G LTE towers. DO NOT get the Straight Talk ZTE Z289G 4G LTE Mobile Wifi Hotspot It uses AT&T towers and it has crappy reviews.

The ZTE 288C costs about $10 per gig but a $40 or $50 card is good for two months. We have used this all over the country. Our phones are NET10 pay as you go using AT&T towers and occasionally, we do not have service but the Verizon hot spot has worked everywhere!

It is also now half the price we paid last year for the device!

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Old 05-26-2016, 05:38 AM   #9
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I've been using a Straight Talk 3G hot spot for about 2 years now. It Works pretty well in most places, although it is rather slow (3G). It uses Verizon's 3G network, so I can get reception in most places, but occasionally I have to run into the nearest town to get better reception.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:40 AM   #10
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We use an iPhone for a hotspot and a weboost booster with an external antenna. I have Verizon and the DW uses ATT for service. Covers all bases better. Works real well, even in most remote areas.

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