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Old 10-07-2016, 06:34 PM   #29
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We have a jetpack to use while traveling. The only advantage i see is that you are not disconnected when receiving a phone call while using it. My husband and i can be on the same jetpack at the same time. it is much more secure than "free" camground wifi. But at times we still can not get a good connections no matter what we use, and revert back to 4g cell phones. We upgraded to 24G each month, and use up most of it on just daily small stuff. A bit pricey, but i HATEd to have to keep wondering how much data we had each month........
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Old 10-08-2016, 08:01 AM   #30
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Understand streaming eats up bandwidth. How is the Jetpack for downloading iTunes movies we already own from the cloud?
If whatever you want is in the cloud you will need a means to access it and that's not free. It's still using data and counts against your usage. Whether it's iTunes or HBO or anything else, if it's uploading or downloading data or probably even using a wireless printer, it's all data usage.

I suggest that you download your iTunes content before you leave home and play it back from your iPad, Mac or wherever you downloaded it to, then you don't need anything. You can try using campground or other free WIFI but it's usually very slow.

This summer my brother and I were fishing and he was upset because he couldn't play his Spotify tunes. I asked if he had a signal on his phone and he said no, but he had a play list. I said that's like trying to read a book when all you have is the chapter list and nothing else.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:55 PM   #31
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Just a word of caution on the Jetpack. I have been using a Jetpack for Internet access at home for 3 or 4 years now. Gave up on satellite Internet due do slow speeds and unreliability.



The Jetpack is great but if you leave it plugged in 24/7 over time the batteries start to swell. I'm now on my third battery pack.



So if you leave the Jetpack plugged in for long durations please monitor the battery pack.



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My battery died after one month I did have a plugged in 24 seven. Could this have been the reason the battery stopped working. I've had to order a second battery and I'm hoping that fixes it as my jet pack or even turn on now it just shows an icon by the battery is charging but it is not
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My battery died after one month I did have a plugged in 24 seven. Could this have been the reason the battery stopped working. I've had to order a second battery and I'm hoping that fixes it as my jet pack or even turn on now it just shows an icon by the battery is charging but it is not
I've not had the battery die on me before. The only issues I've had is battery swelling. There is a good possibility it won't power up without a good battery. I have been meaning to try mine without a battery and just using the wall charger to see if it works. If I remember I'll give it a try this evening when I get home.

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Some of the Jet Packs have replaceable batteries. I have 2 Ellipsis Jet Packs: MHS700L (not replaceable) and the MHS800L (replaceable)

The MHS700L gave up the ghost last year sometime, I think it was 2 years old but I rarely used it. Now I have Velcro on it and it stays in the AS front window when we travel.

The MHS800L is new this January. The wife uses it pretty much every day. I can swap the SIM card between it and the MHS700L if she runs out so she can use what's left of anything on each of them.

Other than the cost of data being high, I don't have any complaints for a $50 device.
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My Jetpack is model MHS291LVW.

Works great with the exception of the battery issue.

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