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Gonecamping444

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Posted: 04/06/12 10:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are there any options besides useing your phone to get the internet while you are away?Thanks





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Most private RV parks and even a few state and municipal parks have WiFi.


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Without knowing what you prefer or why you dont want to use your phone, Verizon Mifi 4510 is another option but a little expensive.

It works like a phone but the Mifi 4510 is a standalone device that runs off a rechargeable battery and serves as a hotstop/wifi device. You just connect to it like any other wifi.

All you need is a Wifi enabled PC and the Mifi 4510 - no wires - just connect by wifi.


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Verizon Mi-Fi hotspot. Different plans depending on usage. Used it for a couple of years all over the USA.


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Thanks i'll be in a NP,No wifi,We have Consumer Cellular & we don't talk much on are phones & we are happy with the plan.

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Gonecamping444 wrote:

Thanks i'll be in a NP,No wifi,We have Consumer Cellular & we don't talk much on are phones & we are happy with the plan.
If they have Verizon you then MiFi is an option. No park WiFi needed - your MiFi is the WiFi souce. We have 2 laptops and wireless printer that we use.


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Gonecamping444 wrote:

Thanks i'll be in a NP,No wifi,We have Consumer Cellular & we don't talk much on are phones & we are happy with the plan.
If they have Verizon you then MiFi is an option. No park WiFi needed - your MiFi is the WiFi souce. We have 2 laptops and wireless printer that we use.


Just because you can talk on your phone doesn't automatically mean that data services will also be available, although this is usually the case. The FAQ below is from Verizon's website.

Is Verizon's data network as reliable as its voice network?
Verizon is using its 100-plus years of experience in deploying a data network that is designed to offer our customers the same reliability they have come to expect from our voice network. However, data networks have very different requirements than voice networks. To that end, Verizon is setting high standards for data reliability and survivability. We offer our customers quality of service guarantees and service level agreements. Plus, Verizon has redundancy within its data network to provide additional protection for our customers in the event of network failures.


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Regarding using your phone to get internet.. Many smart phones can run an application that does indeed turn them into mobile "Hot Spots" Most cellular carriers "Discourage" the use of these apps but hey... I'm all for them..

That said I don't have a smart phone, when I need to pay my own way instead of guesting on park Wi-Fi I buy a 20 dollar virgin (mobile broadband to go card).

They also come in 10 and 50 dollar sizes.

But mostly.. I use the park's wi-fi.


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Another vote for Verizon MiFi. $60/mo and I've been able to use it everywhere from VA to Key West over the past two months. Only complaint is it's battery does not last too long when I'm not connected to shore power.


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Do you need a contract from Verizon?Can you just buy the MiFi?Thanks

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