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Old 06-17-2016, 12:58 PM   #1
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Sky roam data service

Is anyone using the Skyroam data service? I am tempted to try it.

$100 for the widget that creates a hotspot for up to 5 devices and supplies 4G service for as little as $8 for a 24 hour period - anywhere in the world.

The website does spit up a few use exceptions, but for my few days a month working in the Airstream I am tempted to try it, it has to be cheaper than this 18Gb data plan I am sucking down right now..

http://www.skyroam.com/index.php
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Old 06-17-2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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I have not tried it but $10 for a day pass is ok if you're only going to use it on a day to day basis. I use the Verizon Ellipses Jetpack, costs $100 for 10gb, good for 60 days (I think that's what I pay). We go down to Florida and the south for 3 months so I need access for my phones and laptop. There are times when I'd like to have access for just a day, however.

I use Tracfone for my smart phones, which is a pretty good deal. I like 'pay as you go'. For my purposes, a monthly service plan just isn't worth it.
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BTW, the Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack is only $49 at Best Buy instead of the $100 for Skyroam's unit. The Jetpack has very good battery life, USB charge, supports 10 connections and has a number of "pay as you go" plans:

Data Charge Expiration
500MB $15 1 Week
1GB $20 1 Month
2GB $35 2 Months
5GB $60 2 Months
10GB $100 2 Months


I've been using my Jetpack when we travel to Florida for the winter. We had excellent coverage there (inside the AS) and on our journey to Texas. Verizon seems to have excellent coverage. I've not needed International coverage so I don't know if that's an option.

500MB will last me a week, if I use the Ad Block Plus tool to keep sites from using up my data to show me unwanted mini-videos. For our entire 3 month trip I used less than 15GB and I do contract work as I travel. I have a personal laptop and we have 2 smart phones connected to it (cheaper than Tracfone rates).

After looking at what Skyroam has to offer, I think I'll stay with what I have.
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