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Old 03-16-2018, 07:05 AM   #121
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We tried using Verizon Unlimited as our home's sole WiFi source using hot spots from our phones. Worked fine each month for about a week until we burned thru our 4g data and Verizon throttled the data. At that point the internet became basically useless. We live in a rural area near the interstate and Verizon has a tower about a half mile away. It was worth a try. We then tried a mobile hot spot from Impact wireless. This is a mobile WiFi unit about a little bigger than a cell phone. Runs off the wall or battery. For a hundred bucks a month we tap into 4G anywhere we can get a Verizon signal and so far it has been truly unlimited. Works great. We have had it for a couple of months.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:25 AM   #122
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I just looked at the Impact website. Kinda awful... can you provide more info on how Impact works? How is it associated with a Verison account?
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:24 AM   #123
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Purchased the official Apple Lightning to HDMI adapter. I verified it was the latest model number ending in AM/A. Its expensive, $50, I guess to being Apple and probably hidden licensing fees to the entertainment industry.

I was able to use my cellular iPad to watch Netflix and HBONow. I just swing the HDMI cable from the Apple TV on top of the TV down below to the TV where I have the iPad. The adapter has a power passthrough so you can keep the iPad on power while you play video.

My current data usage is probably over 40g since Sept 13 due to video streaming. One or two 1 hour shows a night.

From now on I'll keep the hotspot use just for my wife's iPad or if I need to update the laptop.

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That is pretty much what we do except with a cellular phone rather than iPad.
Anywhere we can get cell service we can watch tv using the phone, adapter plugged into the tv. We have U-verse at home and use their app on the road. Works pretty darn good using the unlimited plan through Verizon. It's the best option we have found so far short of some satellite service. We do like watching movies at night on the road.
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:09 AM   #124
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So, I am learning. The Verizon Unlimited plan is not unlimited at all. It is limited for a max of 20GB high speed Internet using it as a Hotspot.
What is the workaround, or company, product or device configuration that provides a mobile person truly unlimited high speed Internet without throttling?
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:26 AM   #125
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Verizon brings back unlimited

If TV is your main concern switch to AT&T - they allow you to stream DIRECTV with no cap on data. Streaming DIRECTV content via the app does not count towards the phone line’s data ceiling when, once hit, your data may be throttled if network is congested. It doesn’t count against your hotspot data usage either - and that’s important because once you hit that ceiling, speed WILL be throttled.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:26 PM   #126
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I don't have a good solution for full time. But for the few days of the month I am working from my airstream I use a Skyroam device. It is not the cheapest, but it means I get to use a lot of data for work etc... without racking up a huge data bill. I use about 4.5Gb a day for work..

www.skyroam.com
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:15 AM   #127
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You may want to consider looking at MVNO carriers, these are “virtual” networks that actually use the big carrier networks. TracPhone is an example, as is Virgin Mobile...but there are many out there. Some offer hotspot/data only plans, some don’t.
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