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Old 09-25-2018, 09:27 AM   #29
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The ATT plan has been misrepresented by both ATT and Airstream. There are no truly unlimited plans that do not have restrictions unless you want to pay $150/month. Some of our full-time YouTuber friends are paying those high amounts to get their stories out. Most of us do not need that kind of bandwidth and data. Someday we will have as much as we need at a reasonable price, but that time is not now.

The AS Connect plan does provide for a great rate for the first two years. You pay for the second year at $360/yr and your first year is free. That's $15/month.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:45 AM   #30
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Excellent updates, thanks!

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Old 09-26-2018, 07:57 AM   #31
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Hi

All industries have their own terminology and vocablulary. Working out just what is being described is *always* a matter of reading the fine print and learning their terms. Even on my home line from the (ever popular) cable company, my data usage is not truly "unlimited" there are only so many bits I can pull through it in a month, no matter what.

So, thanks for the details. I have a suspicion that there will be a few more twists and turns as others call up AT&T. I have always wondered it they actually tweak the plans as time goes on or if the rep's just learn a few more details as people ask different questions.

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Old 09-26-2018, 09:16 AM   #32
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I have a Cricket Wireless "Unlimited Max" plan at $55/month with auto-pay. Cricket, an AT&T subsidiary, has at least three "Unlimited" plans. Why are three unlimited plans needed if these plans are truly unlimited? Ahh . . . they really aren't unlimited.

The "Unlimited Max" plan that I have is "throttled" to 8Mbps - which is fast enough for streaming. I think the other two unlimited plans are throttled to 3Mbs - not fast enough for high definition streaming. At first, that 8Mbps speed limitation was the only limitation on my plan. But then some users started using a hundred gigabites per month, so Cricket added the 22GB slowdown when heavy traffic. The "Unlimited Max" plan also allows 10GB of mobile hotspot per month.

So there are no truly "Unlimited" plans. AT&T can limit for speed, data, video quality and hotspot use. My Cricket "Unlimited Max" plan has enough speed, data and video quality for my needs with fairly decent coverage using AT&T towers.

The other takeaway from this comment is that the rules can change mid-stream. I guess that's OK since my plan has no contract and is month-to-month. But the ability to change goes both ways, if something better comes along I can switch the next month!
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:17 AM   #33
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:39 AM   #34
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From another thread FYI:

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Airstream will be releasing a retrofit kit for non 2019 classic trailers to be installed by dealers, likely matched / registered to your vin. Should see it hit the market here in Q4.

The kit will likely include a cellular modem + WiFi network device, and an external cellular network antenna + cable.

The big questions (in my mind) are (1) will the SIM card be fixed to the modem chipset or will it be removable / with the ability to insert into a portable att hotspot radio device and (2) will the external cellular antenna Interface be a standard N-female coax port
So is this limited to the Classic model only?

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Old 10-07-2018, 05:56 AM   #35
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So is this limited to the Classic model only?

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Later this year, any Airstream owner can take advantage of two custom data plans powered by AT&T. The Unlimited Adventure plan delivers one year of prepaid unlimited data usage for $360 and the Weekend Adventure plan is a great option for shorter trips by offering 5GB for $25. There are no activation charges.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:06 AM   #36
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Thanks.

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

At the bottom: "Airstream will be offering this innovative connectivity solution exclusively through Airstream dealers later this year."

Also: "Hardware and professional installation required. Coverage & service not available everywhere."

The Click Here link leads to:

https://www.att.com/plans/connected-car/airstream.html

. . . where the headline says:

"Available on select trailers model year 2019 and newer"

So the "fine print" at AS and AT&T seems to be in conflict IMO.

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Old 10-07-2018, 11:21 AM   #37
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https://www.airstream.com/att/

At the bottom: "Airstream will be offering this innovative connectivity solution exclusively through Airstream dealers later this year."

Also: "Hardware and professional installation required. Coverage & service not available everywhere."

The Click Here link leads to:

https://www.att.com/plans/connected-car/airstream.html

. . . where the headline says:

"Available on select trailers model year 2019 and newer"

So the "fine print" at AS and AT&T seems to be in conflict IMO.

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Maybe they are saying the same thing and "available now" is not the same as "available later this year".

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Old 10-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #38
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Maybe they are saying the same thing and "available now" is not the same as "available later this year".

Bob
And continuing on your statement, maybe it is available now on select 2019 models because the hardware is installed and will be available on others later when the hardware is available and installed. I too think those statements are not mutually exclusive.

(Just noticed I am a Rivet Master, do my musings now carry greater weight? Ha)

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Here's Airstream's post on the new program: https://www.airstream.com/blog/stay-...ever-you-roam/
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:42 AM   #40
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I'd say that very much says coming soon / available to everybody. The one thing it does not mention is the cost of the required hardware (plus dealer install). It could be that the data plan is cost reduced to offset the (steep) price of the hardware.

One might also ask - what's the price after the first year?

Lots of details still to be revealed ......

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It used to be the case that you got Verizon if you were often in rural areas and AT&T if you were mostly in cities. What are recent experiences with the different carriers like?

We have a farm in an (obviously) rural area and until very recently I couldnít get a strong enough AT&T signal to rely on it. But that changed about 18 months ago and now my signal is often better than when Iím in the city. They must have put up a new tower or something. In any case my family and I will be traveling the US next summer and Iím keen on finding out if AT&T is good enough for rural travel or if I should set up a Verizon account.

Airstreamís announcement is timely, as I am just now speccing the Wi-Fi and 4G booster for install in my trailer (on order).
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At the bottom: "Airstream will be offering this innovative connectivity solution exclusively through Airstream dealers later this year."
From an email I recently received from Bryan Melton at Airstream: "Our current plan is to have this ready for installation starting December 1st, with a goal of rolling out the product to our dealers in late November."

So if they're able to meet their schedule you can get it installed starting in December.

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