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Old 08-16-2013, 11:37 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Len n Jeanne View Post
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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Old 08-16-2013, 11:43 AM   #22
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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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Old 08-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #23
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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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Old 08-16-2013, 02:07 PM   #24
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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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Old 08-16-2013, 09:10 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by mistacolin View Post
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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