So it sounds as though the TravelNet device will indeed support streaming, my issue is what data plan am I able to get. Camping World appears to be offering the Sprint plan but it sounds as though I could also get a plan from ATT or Verizon, True?
Maybe I'm missing something, but I cannot find anything that justifies the nearly $400 price of the Winegard system. It appears to be no different than what you can by putting together a USB modem with a router such as the WiFi Ranger for far less money.
From the very limited information I can find online about the Winegard system I cannot figure out if it is a 4G or 3G system. IMHO it would be foolish to buy 3G hardware at this time since the 4G networks (particularly Verizon's) are being expanded very rapidly even into rural area. If the Winegard is a 3G system it is definitely not worth the price and since it was introduced several years ago that is what I assume it is.
It's not at all clear whether you would buy your service from the cellular carriers through Winegard or if you contract for that yourself. If you are an RVer just starting out your best bet is to go with Verizon. In rural parts of the US Verizon's coverage is far better than anyone else's.
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I just signed up for ATT mobile service. Have to wait until I get the new wireless unit that is either wireless or usb plug into the laptop.
Still $50 month plus price of the unit. 5GB service. No contract, the wireless unit is about $300. I don't sign contracts for cell service either. Pricey, although I can leave at anytime.
The manager at the ATT store in Cody claims within a year ATT will refuse use of their internet systems to contract users, in this area anyway. He claimed contract users have been slowing their systems. They have constructed a lot of towers since they took over Alltel out here. Their cell service has gotten a lot better in the rural areas.
Of course it could have all been a big sales pitch and BS. Although he did know we had ATT cell service.
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I believe I may have found a viable alternative. The Vulkano Lava http://www.myvulkano.com/products_volcano_lava.html connects to my current Television/DVR and functions as a DVR/Channel selector. This device will record live television shows and store them on its internal storage. I would then be able to download those recorded shows to my PC or Phone as MP4 files and watch from anywhere using their $13 app unconnected to any wireless.