Originally Posted by Masondood
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.
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.