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Old 11-15-2018, 07:26 AM   #57
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Cell providers say unlimited, but there is always a catch, thus a limit. I’m on AT&T on my daughters plan for $20 a month. If we run low on Giggles, she calls and orders more.

There is no one-size-fits-all perfect plan for everyone. What I love you might hate. What works great in one place sux in another. Also the plans change often, thus why I provided that link.

This couple keeps up with them for you. Also providing maps so you can find signal almost anywhere. These are folks that absolutely rely on signal for their livelihood and know what they’re talking about. They have and test Multiple providers with various enhancers and tactics.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:49 AM   #58
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Why does a 9 and 11 year old need a phone? Especially when traveling with parents.
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:19 AM   #59
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Thanks for everyone's advise. Don't laugh but, still using a razor flip. Also have a old computer with windows 7. I can see all of you smiling at me...not with me. Is their a way to make calls and use the net off a I-pad pro with the big carriers? Trying to save two birds from a stone. Time to get into the 21 century. Yes, I'm Christmas shopping for myself. Thank you for your advice. We all have each others back on this site.
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:01 AM   #60
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Why does a 9 and 11 year old need a phone? Especially when traveling with parents.
Daughter has had a phone since that age. Reason is I can communicate with her, or even more important, track her whereabouts accurately if she gets lost or worse. (Find my iPhone app) With both parents working, she had to take care of herself after school.

It's a peace of mind thing...
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:31 PM   #61
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There's this from Airstream:

https://www.airstream.com/att/


Get Unlimited Data for Your Airstream
We’ve partnered with AT&T to create data plans exclusively for Airstreamers.

Starting in late 2018, any Airstreamer can stay connected with family and friends, stream entertainment and share your Airstream adventure wherever you go with two 4G LTE Data Connect Plans from AT&T.

Unlimited Adventure
1 year of unlimited data at $360

Weekend Adventure
5 GB at $25/mo

Other features include:

Intuitive and easy-to-use Wi-Fi hotspot
High-gain, roof mounted antenna to ensure the best possible coverage
Wi-Fi boost technology to improve the performance of weak campground Wi-Fi
Airstream will be offering this innovative connectivity solution exclusively through Airstream dealers later this year.
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:57 PM   #62
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As Canadians, we just entered the USA where we'll be for the next 4 months or so.

Tmobile did a great job for us. We have two lines, unlimited calling and texting including to Canada, unlimited internet with 50 gb of hotspot before the coverage slows at all. We got a seniors discount and both phones cost us $100/month. We've been mostly East so far and the coverage has been good. We were told to leave our data roaming on at no extra charge so when we're in a bad zone, we may be able to connect to a partner carriers. Today we just added unlimited data to our iPad for an additional $20/month. At this stage, we're planning to keep our numbers when we return to Canada because you can't get a plan like this back home. Best wishes for finding a great deal and happy travels!
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:38 AM   #63
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Looks like Airstream is stepping up to the plate on technology. Great posts knowlts and cpendl. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:09 PM   #64
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There's this from Airstream:

https://www.airstream.com/att/


Get Unlimited Data for Your Airstream
We’ve partnered with AT&T to create data plans exclusively for Airstreamers.

Starting in late 2018, any Airstreamer can stay connected with family and friends, stream entertainment and share your Airstream adventure wherever you go with two 4G LTE Data Connect Plans from AT&T.

Unlimited Adventure
1 year of unlimited data at $360

Weekend Adventure
5 GB at $25/mo

Other features include:

Intuitive and easy-to-use Wi-Fi hotspot
High-gain, roof mounted antenna to ensure the best possible coverage
Wi-Fi boost technology to improve the performance of weak campground Wi-Fi
Airstream will be offering this innovative connectivity solution exclusively through Airstream dealers later this year.


I know this interests me. Although I already have a Weboost that works great for cell service
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:47 PM   #65
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As Canadians, we just entered the USA where we'll be for the next 4 months or so.

Tmobile did a great job for us. We have two lines, unlimited calling and texting including to Canada, unlimited internet with 50 gb of hotspot before the coverage slows at all. We got a seniors discount and both phones cost us $100/month. We've been mostly East so far and the coverage has been good. We were told to leave our data roaming on at no extra charge so when we're in a bad zone, we may be able to connect to a partner carriers. Today we just added unlimited data to our iPad for an additional $20/month. At this stage, we're planning to keep our numbers when we return to Canada because you can't get a plan like this back home. Best wishes for finding a great deal and happy travels!

Congrats on what you perceive to be a deal. I got the same plan for $62 a month for 2 phones with unlimited data. We went west of the Mississippi and we may as well have left the phones at home. It's only unlimited data in their coverage areas. After a short time using the "other" phone companies towers you get billed extra (about a dollar a minute). This is why I call T Mobile slimy, they did not properly explain that to you. Now when you go out west you will find out the hard way. At least you won't be surprised and you will no whats happening to your phone. If you stay in populated areas it's a good deal.Safe travels. You may want to bring some paper maps.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:03 AM   #66
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Not really about cell phones but evidently Verizon just announced a pre-paid plan for their Jetpack hotspots that’s pretty great. Unlimited data with no caps (but thorottled if the tower is congested after some reasonable amount of data) for $65 per month. https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/ver...-for-jetpacks/

In our case we’ll have AT&T on our phones and then use WiFi calling on the Verizon jetpack if that reception is better. Because it’s prepaid you just activate it when you are on a trip. Plus you get unlimited data in the trailer.
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Old 11-19-2018, 03:06 PM   #67
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Not really about cell phones but evidently Verizon just announced a pre-paid plan for their Jetpack hotspots that’s pretty great. Unlimited data with no caps (but thorottled if the tower is congested after some reasonable amount of data) for $65 per month. https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/ver...-for-jetpacks/

In our case we’ll have AT&T on our phones and then use WiFi calling on the Verizon jetpack if that reception is better. Because it’s prepaid you just activate it when you are on a trip. Plus you get unlimited data in the trailer.


So, did anyone bother telling Verizon about their new plans? Gotta love these phone companies!

Stopped in at closest Verizon store and showed the attached article and video. They swore up and down that this plan does not exist! Left shaking my head and started towards home. Called another store and was told that the plan does exist but limited to 15GB of data at 4G/LTE and then throttled back to 3G. The plan as reported above makes it very clear that this 15GB limit has been removed and is instead subject to network management all the time.

So, has anyone gotten the plan as reported above?
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:02 PM   #68
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Visited Verizon store this aft. was told new $65.00 prepay plan is throttled down from start, meaning it is very slo from start not only when towers congested also same story at best buy. Old unlimited plan for jet pack throttles down after 15 gb, so IMO not worth having slo speed unless have time to burn waiting for data. Plus side for verizon have always had signal for internet any place we go. Only use verizon for lap top and desk top computers, have consumer cellular for phones.
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Old 11-19-2018, 07:28 PM   #69
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Visited Verizon store this aft. was told new $65.00 prepay plan is throttled down from start, meaning it is very slo from start not only when towers congested also same story at best buy. Old unlimited plan for jet pack throttles down after 15 gb, so IMO not worth having slo speed unless have time to burn waiting for data. Plus side for verizon have always had signal for internet any place we go. Only use verizon for lap top and desk top computers, have consumer cellular for phones.
I called the Verizon store back that mentioned the 15GB data limit at 4G/LTE and told the woman that the plan I was interested in specifically said that there was no data cap. She proceeded to inform me that the 15GB limitation was built into the Jetpack. I said...."ah....no". She went and talked to her boss and came back and told me that the plan I was referring to actually did not have a data cap but was limited during times of network management. So, hard to tell how fast data will be.
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:01 PM   #70
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Visited Verizon store this aft. was told new $65.00 prepay plan is throttled down from start, meaning it is very slo from start not only when towers congested also same story at best buy. Old unlimited plan for jet pack throttles down after 15 gb, so IMO not worth having slo speed unless have time to burn waiting for data. Plus side for verizon have always had signal for internet any place we go. Only use verizon for lap top and desk top computers, have consumer cellular for phones.
I was told...and remember, they don't seem to know anything, that it would only be throttled during times of network management.
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