Originally Posted by dhroberts
I just read interstateflyer's comment: "I'd rather not use public Wifi.....for security reasons."
I understand his security concerns with less than well known wifi sources. That said, why not use a VPN (virtual private network) and get well protected? I subscribe to PIA (Private Internet Access) - $39 per year for 5 devices (phone, tablet, laptop) - a PC Magazine Editor's Choice. https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/
I suspect that a VPN program - PIA or a competing program - would put interstateflyer's wifi concerns to rest. Check it out!
I use ExpressVPN. Flawless.
Try to connect to a US VPN server when in Canada and doing banking, otherwise flags go up at the bank's end if you use a Canadian server. You may get blocked.
You can use your normal Verizon plan, including data for $2 a day in Canada. However that does not apply to your Verizon Jetpack data, only your cell phone or tablet.
With a WeBoost 4GX cell booster we got enhanced service wherever there was a cell signal. We never knew who we were roaming with in BC.