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Old 06-22-2016, 05:36 PM   #15
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So YOU'RE the one hogging all the bandwith.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:53 PM   #16
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We're full-timers with two iPhones and a jetpack using Verizon. Our plan is 30 GB/month and we've rarely gotten really close to our limit. We use free wifi when we can, but stick to our own for sensitive stuff. We rarely stream anything, doing so only when we are at the end of the month and know that we have plenty of data left.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:06 AM   #17
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The OP said they use the Internet for everything; TV, movies, Multi-player Internet games, YouTube... That's a LOT of streaming. At home we use cable for most all television but we use our ISP for work, streaming Netflix, our son plays online games, Youtube videos... many things.

Time Warner provides a 'usage' page so you can see how much data you're using. So far, just for June, we're already up to 124 GB. I can't imagine any plan that's going to let you take that kind of bandwidth over the air for a low fee. Watching just one movie will take 5-6 GB. Multiply a movie every night by 30 days and you have used a large amount of data.

If you're near a populated area, the AS antenna can pick up quite a bit. We were 60 miles out of our city at a Federal campground and picked up almost every channel. When we travel we take along a media player and 5 TB of movies (about 500+ movies).

I would recommend getting Dish or DIRECTV for all the TV watching and save the Internet for the gaming, surfing, email etc. I'd go with a pay-as-you-go plan to see what my actual usage is and then determine if I want to get a monthly plan. The OP didn't say what they were willing to pay, but it's not going to be cheap.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:46 AM   #18
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Hi, I just got into this forum .. we are considering Full Timing .. looking into a 27 FC. I do work remotely and use a ton of data .. 60-90 GB is this include both ( download and upload)? what about speed? have you upgrade you set up since this post?

Thank you so much!
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:07 AM   #19
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We went with T-Mobile One plan and parks that have free wifi to supplement. If one doesn't work, the other does. Having a wifi ranger and/or wifi extender also helps.
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Laferic you may also want to look up Technomedia online and see their solutions for full-time data and work from the road.

They are a tech couple, Chris and Cherie who both work in the industry​ full time from the road. . Started in a Tab trailer then an Oliver trailer and now a bus.

Good luck.
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We started using a Verizon jetpak this winter. A couple of cautions though...when in more rural areas the jetpak wouldn't work as they didn't have 4G service..so we had to rely on the parks wifi which was SLLLOOOOWWWW. Even with the wifi ranger installed, it was difficult to get a signal on some days.

Closer to urban areas the jetpak worked great, but even though it says you can connect 10 or so devices it was deadly slow with more than 2 connected. The data is also expensive at 100.00 for 10 Gigs. We don't watch much TV, and brought a large collection of movies, using the park cable (free) when we wanted. Our AS has the omnidirectional antennae on the roof and in Phoenix we could bring in the digital stations over the air which accounted for 12 or so more viewing options.

We found that keeping in touch with the family is easier when we'd send emails and then turn off the jetpak, checking in later in the day to download replies and then turning it off again. It saved on data.

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Old 06-03-2018, 11:15 AM   #22
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Internet is for computers

I agree, until maybe 5G internet arrives in all places you may roam, save the net for computer stuff. Use media for TVs

Reminds me of something someone once said. "I never wanted to balance my check book on my TV. So why do you want to watch movies on your computer?"
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We started using a Verizon jetpak this winter. A couple of cautions though...when in more rural areas the jetpak wouldn't work as they didn't have 4G service..so we had to rely on the parks wifi which was SLLLOOOOWWWW. Even with the wifi ranger installed, it was difficult to get a signal on some days.

Closer to urban areas the jetpak worked great, but even though it says you can connect 10 or so devices it was deadly slow with more than 2 connected. The data is also expensive at 100.00 for 10 Gigs. We don't watch much TV, and brought a large collection of movies, using the park cable (free) when we wanted. Our AS has the omnidirectional antennae on the roof and in Phoenix we could bring in the digital stations over the air which accounted for 12 or so more viewing options.

We found that keeping in touch with the family is easier when we'd send emails and then turn off the jetpak, checking in later in the day to download replies and then turning it off again. It saved on data.


Michael

We couldn't even get a 4g signal in Lake Havasu City...even in the Verizon store!!! Verizon CS was absolutely worthless. They said I bought the wrong device (ml900) and should have bought the one that apparent also gets 3G. Maybe that's why its only $50. The Verizon map was pure red for LHC.



A few other spots like west plains MO, Coalinga, CA. and a few others long forgotten, we could not get a signal. In West Plains, the tower was right across the street...had to tilt the head way back to see the top. However the other 95% of the time it worked great, even in the AS. Max 2 devices.


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