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Old 05-20-2016, 11:43 PM   #29
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This change still looks pretty useless for travel to AK, except for a few. We make the drive from AK to the lower 48 and back every year with ATT. Shut off your data on your phone before entering CA. Data is ridiculously expensive and use only wifi where available. Keep calls short as they are $1/minute and text are 50 cents each. We might add $20 to our monthly bill for the time in CA. If you need to live on your phone don't use ATT.
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:15 PM   #30
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Off topic, but wanted to share this photo I took this morning in downtown (about a block or do from Alaska Highway memorial) Dawson Creek BC Canada. Took about 1 hour to find route out of town. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-16-2016, 04:55 PM   #31
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We went through that area ten days ago. Read the news accounts. Difficult to imagine.

Weather has been unseasonably wet in BC and Yukon according to locals. We're in Big Delta, AK. 74 and partly cloudy.

We're using Verizon's travel pass and a cell booster in the trailer. Service through BC and Yukon on the Alaska Highwsy was reasonably good on Telus....Verizon plan covers. A bit spotty but ok.

When does the Wally caravan pass through Dawson Creek?
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:42 PM   #32
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Interstateflyer, I just want to verify that your Verizon plan picked up Telus in BC. We were hoping that switching to Telus (here in Canada) would allow us to pick up Verizon in the western states, but Verizon doesn't seem to allow users with any Canadian cell phone service provider. We can pick up AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, you-name-it in the US, except Verizon. Which is the one to have for the more remote areas.

We spend enough time in the US that we have considered buying a cell phone there with Verizon service.

So far as we can determine, Telus is the Canadian provider with the best service in rural/remote BC, although we have a lot of entirely dead zones in the mountains.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:52 PM   #33
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I'd like to find an affordable data plan for my Verizon WiFi Ranger or maybe another data plan. I'd rather not use public Wifi.....for security reasons.
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!
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:11 AM   #34
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We have Sprint. We called Sprint and they set us up with unlimited calling and text with 1G of data for no additional charge. They sent us a couple of codes and steps to activate the access.
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:50 PM   #35
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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.
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