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Old 10-06-2018, 07:05 AM   #15
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I'm not from Canada, but was married to a Canadian redhead for many wonderful years, eh?
I'm a full-timer, and I wanted unrestricted, unthrottled, 24-hr streaming-quality Internet anywhere I dropped an anchor. Giving up home-based Direct TV and Internet and telephone plans for fast Internet seemed like at least an even trade.
I went to Unlimitedville I've been on the road four months and all across the United States. So far, whether in the Plains or the Rockies or the coast, I get excellent >5 Mbps speeds (29 Mbps down, 37 Mbps up this morning) every single place I have been.
Worth every penny. I laugh at your campground Wi-Fi.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:42 PM   #16
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Yes I agree that the new codecs have come along way, but have you noticed they keep moving the goalposts? What about 4K video now?

And as everyone points out, trying to live stream anything via cellular connection if you are not in one of the major metro areas is an exercise in frustration Made all the more infuriating by the outrageous rates you’ll have to pay. Someday, sure but today a TV antenna,, a DVR, Blu-ray and pre-downloading content is the easiest, cheapest, least frustrating way to go

4k would be hard to do if you have any sort of cap. At home I have downloaded 4k movie rips and they range in size from 5-8 gigs to 30-50 gigs depending on the movie.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:23 PM   #17
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I just called Verizon today (from Georgia) and changed my plan to unlimited 55+. He had to look a bit to find the plan, but the savings were $50 per month for me!
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:35 PM   #18
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I got an email from AS saying they are working on a deal with AT&T for WiFi access for us all. They will have 2 plans: unlimited data for $300 a year I think and a 5GB plan for $25.

It will also include a WiFi booster and hot spot for using campsite WiFi service too.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:17 PM   #19
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I just called Verizon today (from Georgia) and changed my plan to unlimited 55+. He had to look a bit to find the plan, but the savings were $50 per month for me!
This is great news! Being from Georgia, how did you get around the requirement for a billing address in Florida, Illinois or Missouri? The FAQ seems to indicate the plan is only for residents of those states.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:25 PM   #20
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We have been stationary at an RV park for 1 1/2 years now but will start traveling in less than a month. Our park Wifi signal is not strong enough to stream Netflix or Amazon Prime. I solved this problem by purchasing a booster kit from technorv.com. The kit comes with an antenna, an inside repeater and optional suction cup to hold the antenna. I mounted the antenna inside our Flying Cloud because we have direct sight to the antenna but it normally is mounted outside the vehicle. 99% of the time we have great reception and can watch anything we like. If the population of the park is high we have some hangups but overall this has been a great investment and might work for you. It's called the Camp Pro Kit 2 and sells for $187.99.
We also have the Alpha Camp Pro, it work great, we have connected to open networks almost a quarter mile away. HOWEVER, the network MUST HAVE available bandwith, remember if the data is not there nothing will speed it up.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:40 PM   #21
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Thank you

I would like to thank everyone who replied to my post. I learned a few new things and confirmed a few others. The Air Forums is truly a great venue where we can share information.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:49 AM   #22
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In other words, if you are using the Netflix iPad App and you try to use an HDMI iPad adapter to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV - it won’t work. This includes AirPlay.

Note Amazon Prime does work well with downloads and AirPlay at least for now.

This is my experience - I would be happy to stand corrected if somebody has resolved this Netflix restriction.
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So this must be the problem with DirectTV too? I can use it for a few shows but then when hooked up with HDMI adapter to my iPhone and TV, I get an error message that reads no HDMI connectivity available. Funny though, I can get football games but not TV show from regular networks.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:00 AM   #23
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No problem setting up the Verizon 55+ for me in GA, no restrictions mentioned. Significant savings.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:15 AM   #24
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I find that downloading Netflix shows to my windows laptop via the windows Netflix app when on wifi works okay. It is then connected to the TV via a HDMI cable. The TV is then used as the laptops monitor. Works pretty well.
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In other words, if you are using the Netflix iPad App and you try to use an HDMI iPad adapter to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV - it won’t work. This includes AirPlay.

Note Amazon Prime does work well with downloads and AirPlay at least for now.

This is my experience - I would be happy to stand corrected if somebody has resolved this Netflix restriction.
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So this must be the problem with DirectTV too? I can use it for a few shows but then when hooked up with HDMI adapter to my iPhone and TV, I get an error message that reads no HDMI connectivity available. Funny though, I can get football games but not TV show from regular networks.[/QUOTE]



Same here, frustrating!
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:44 AM   #26
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This is great news! Being from Georgia, how did you get around the requirement for a billing address in Florida, Illinois or Missouri? The FAQ seems to indicate the plan is only for residents of those states.
I think that the customer service people have some latitude about plan pricing, especially if they think that you're going to jump ship 'cause your buddy in Florida gets a better rate than you do!
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Had a chat and then phone discussion with a Verizon rep. She checked the IMEIs of both of my phones (iPhone 6 and 6+) and said there would be no problem. The 6 came from the Apple store when I destroyed the screen on my original phone. The 6+ was an ATT phone. I am in the process of unlocking it. Verizon will send my SIMs and I'll be good to go. They also have a promotion that if you bring your own phone and transfer your existing number you get a $150 gift card per phone, no contract required. I'm still suspicious that there is some kind of a string attached but I don't know what it is yet. I should get the unlock done in a couple of days and then I'm moving to Verizon. They have better service here in NC and the same at our main place in FL.


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In other words, if you are using the Netflix iPad App and you try to use an HDMI iPad adapter to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV - it won’t work. This includes AirPlay.

Note Amazon Prime does work well with downloads and AirPlay at least for now.

This is my experience - I would be happy to stand corrected if somebody has resolved this Netflix restriction.
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This assumes you have good cell? If it's a cell connection, A way around that would be to get a Roku stick for your flatscreen and use your iPhone (or Android) as a hot spot.
If you can get good wifi, carry the Roku wherever you have a screen with HDMI (like most motels).
Works for me Netflix, Prime or whatever apps you have on ur streaming device of choice.
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