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Old 08-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #15
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I & both sons had nextel now sprint many dropped calls no signal, 1/2 mile from tower, on road many dropped calls we dropped sprint, I wernt atat much better 1 son has sprint now as unlimited freebie from employer still no better than past but walkie talkie part works, needed for routing or pick up points. use verizon mifi 5gb mo. have had exc. results, only went over usage 1 time in over year, as wife watched nascar race in full, extra chrg. 5$, used many states in & out of A.S. always worked
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the feedback. I'm leaning toward getting a Millenicom Unlimited. They said it will run off Sprint (but I think it can roam on Verizon?). Then I can hook it up to a small router in the trailer to share with my other devices (Cradlepoint Wireless Router)

Seems like that could be a good set up. That or a MiFi from Verizon. But my work is online and I'm worried about how much bandwidth I'll use, the Verizon looks like it can get expensive real quick if you use a lot of data.

Anyone used the Millenicom?
I've been very happy with Milenicom, but I'd recommend the 20gb plan with Verizon Mifi instead of the unlimited on Sprint as the coverage is so much better, at least where I am.

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Old 08-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #17
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Millenicom Unlimited is Sprint only.. IT WILL NOT work on Verizon. You have to get their hotspot plan for Verizon.

We full time and still work. Ut is what we use. Rarely come close to 20gigs and that is entertainment streaming that puts us near the cap.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #18
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Thanks for all your feedback guys. I'm leaning towards the Verizon MiFi. Seems like the best combination of speed, availability and price. I'll just have to cut back on watching old Star Trek episodes on Netflix ;-)
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #19
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We have a Verizon Mi-Fi with 5G's per month which is good just for checking e-mails and not for downloading movies or streaming Netflix. If that is your intention, check into something else besides Verizon or you will end up with a $300.00 bill like we did. I learned very quickly about what 5 G's really is and now I understand much more about this technology. I swear, i'm being dragged into the 21st century technology by the roots of my hair. Good luck.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:19 PM   #20
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Which service provider is best probably depends on where you travel. We do our US camping in the western states (so far), and Verizon is the only carrier that we could find in the rural areas. AT & T is OK in or near cities, but we tend to stay in more remote places.

For any Canadians traveling to the US, we have a Fido (Rogers) plan, and no matter what they say in the store, it will not pick up Verizon. I am tired of paying for worthless travel packs and watching all these people chatting away on their Verizon cell phone plans when my phone would only pick up AT & T or Sprint-- which seems even less viable in the West.

Does anyone know if Telus picks up Verizon? I asked at our local Telus store, and they couldn't tell me.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:37 PM   #21
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Can anyone say how much basic Internet usage you get for the fee? I am thinking email and stuff like checking the Airstream Forum, but not watching Netflix movies or downloading massive files.

When you're on the road with the Verizon package, for example, what would be your average sort of use?
I have an older Verizon 3 GB plan . I have come close but never run over. We don't watch videos but do about everything else including outgoing voice calls using skype.
We do use a Wilson Sleek amp and external antenna at times, but not often.
We are almost never without coverage and we tend toward the out of the way places. Most of our experience is in the eastern half of the country
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One nice thing about the newer Verizom MiFi devices is that they will give you a status of your usage. I'm using mine as of this post and I've use .62 GB so far with the end of the billing period in 10 days.

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We have Verizon with unlimited data and added 4g hotspot service to my wife's phone for an additional $30/month. We can use our laptops and tablets connecting to the phone. Works great for us as long as there is Verizon service, which unless we are remote boondocking, is most of the time. Of course if my wife goes shopping and takes her phone, I'm hosed if I want to use my laptop to access the internet...but I can always use my phone.
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Verizon seems to have the best coverage in the west; I use Verizon MiFi along with a Wilson amp and "truckers Omni Antenna" that I installed in the AS. I placed the internal antenna just under the pano window, so it is hidden by the curtain (when closed), but allows us to sit close to it for the best signal. I have found that the amp really has helped the strength of the cellular signal.

I also installed a Wilson amp in my truck.
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Thanks for all the feedback. I'm leaning toward getting a Millenicom Unlimited. They said it will run off Sprint (but I think it can roam on Verizon?). Then I can hook it up to a small router in the trailer to share with my other devices (Cradlepoint Wireless Router)

Seems like that could be a good set up. That or a MiFi from Verizon. But my work is online and I'm worried about how much bandwidth I'll use, the Verizon looks like it can get expensive real quick if you use a lot of data.

Anyone used the Millenicom?
We use Millenicom. We have the 20 GB plan that runs on the Verizon network. We've been very happy with speed, coverage, and reliability. We use a Pepwave Surf on the Go router. It has also been a good product.
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