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RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Well, cell service in the North is improving forced by Canadian telco regulator. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/northwestel-must-improve-northern-telecom-service-crtc-says-1.2469275
terrax 04/22/14 02:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

I see cell service is the topic de jour ... so if I may ask, what's the latest on celluar DATA in Canada, presumably Northern BC and Yukon? A lot of the Canada coverage maps I've found pretend those areas of Canada don't exist. 7/11's SpeakOut seems to be a fair price, $100 gets you a few GB of data, as well as voice and sms service. The rest of the pre-pay carriers seem to think a few 100MB is enough data for anyone, and they're charging $$$$ for it. Verizon is $20 per 100MB, or $200 per gigabyte, ouch! I don't need data in the US, already have unlimited with Verizon, but that won't do me any good for half my journey west and then east across Canada. I can just speak for the Yukon. Currently, 8 Yukon communities have 3G/4G service: Whitehorse, Dawson City, Watson Lake, Haines Junction, Marsh Lake all with Bell Mobility, as well as Carmacks, Mayo and Teslin with Telus. Some other communities have CDMA based service, but this is not usable on your iPhone or Android smart phone. The Yukon Government's 2014-15 budget indicates that by 2016 any Yukon community will have 4G service. Regarding roaming and data usage: It is very expansive as you already know, however, almost any RV Park in Yukon offers free WiFi and you will find free WiFi hotspots in any community. To help you finding them consider using rvnorth.com Ones you are up here it shows you free WiFi hotspots near your current location on your smart phone or tablet with details and driving route on an interactive map..
terrax 04/22/14 02:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Lost on the map near Alcan

Google Maps - as any other - has many blanks, errors, misplacement’s in the North. I have reported issues to Google in the past, some times they get fixed at some point other times not at all. I guess it is a matter of priority, dense areas first.
terrax 04/14/14 10:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

In the meantime we have added more features that are, hopefully, of good use for RVers coming to the North. Ones you are up here you can findgas stationsfree wifi hot spotsrv parkscampgroundsdump stationsattractions near your current location. Just type www.rvnorth.com into the browsers address bar (as you would do to access any other website) and you are good to go. Hope that helps. See you soon in the North. Stephan, another suggestion is to add a list of "scheduled" road construction areas in BC and the Yukon. Current driving conditions help but for trip planning it would be nice to know areas to avoid if at all possible. Your road conditions tab is also helpful but doesn't let you know that they are planning to tear up a certain area next month. I'm not exactly sure where that information is but I was told it's available online somewhere. And since you usually have to go through BC to get to the Yukon adding a tab for scheduled construction in BC would kind of be appropriate. Recently we were camping in Florida by to a lady cg host from AK and she was telling us how her brother came up to see her one year and was stuck in road construction where he went 40 miles in 18 hours. If he had checked the scheduled road construction he could have avoided that area. Just a suggestion. Thanks Jim & Yvonne Clearwater, Fl (We moved up our departure date to April 28th and need to start planning !!!) Hi Jim & Yvonne, great idea. I will add this as soon as the 2014 schedules are available for the Yukon, so highway travellers have one convenient place to look up all the information they are interested in. Regarding BC: rvnorth.com was just released in January 2014. So for this year we will cover only the Yukon and see how much interest is in using our app. The future plan is to cover the entire North. Thanks for you interest and feedback
terrax 04/05/14 08:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Thanks to GarySandra for updating the list. Much appreciated.:) Would like to know if everyone or anyone is using this? Terrax, nice, simple, easy to use. Thanks ! In the meantime we have added more features that are, hopefully, of good use for RVers coming to the North. Ones you are up here you can find gas stationsfree wifi hot spotsrv parkscampgroundsdump stationsattractions near your current location. All with distance, details and driving route, please see image below: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/rvnorth/images/rvnorth-views.jpg Is this something we should all download and use? Is it something that would be a good way to keep in touch and communicate and/or find things? I am technically challenged so for me to use it I am going to have to get some help to get it on my phone & help on how to use it. I hate to bother someone to help me and then find out it not of much value. Everyone's input will be appreciated. On your mobile device - iPhone, iPad, Android smart phone or tablet - you have a mobile web browser. This is, in case of Apple devices, Safari, on Android there is the default browser and/or Google Chrome or Firefox browser. Just type www.rvnorth.com into the browsers address bar (as you would do to access any other website) and you are good to go. Hope that helps. See you soon in the North.
terrax 04/04/14 11:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

You can stay in touch with each other in real-time with our built-in chat application at www.rvnorth.com It's completely free.
terrax 04/04/14 08:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

There is nothing to download. Please just type rvnorth.com in to the address bar of your browser and you are ready to go. Or just scan the QR code in my signiture (see below) and the web app gets loaded into your browser.
terrax 03/29/14 11:13am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Terrax, nice, simple, easy to use. Thanks ! In the meantime we have added more features that are, hopefully, of good use for RVers coming to the North. Ones you are up here you can find gas stationsfree wifi hot spotsrv parkscampgroundsdump stationsattractions near your current location. All with distance, details and driving route, please see image below: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/rvnorth/images/rvnorth-views.jpg
terrax 03/26/14 11:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

They need to list when the fuel prices were obtained, Will add that soon. Fuel prices are meant as average per community, however, beside Whitehorse, they not vary much if at all. As you said, in Whitehorse fuel prices are higher along the Alaska Highway compared to downtown. I noticed on the weather map, they have the village of Atlin shown and listed in three (3) different places. Not at all acceptable to a site dedicated to Yukon issues, even though Atlin is in northern BC. This is an issue out of our hands, but in Google Maps weather layer. Together with some other issues, which are already fixed, we have reported this to Google two months ago. Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated.
terrax 02/18/14 08:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

@Kidoo: rvnorth.com is a web app that runs in your browser, optimized for mobile devices, such as iPhone, Android smart phones, BlackBerry, iPad, Android tablets etc. However, it will also work on your PC or laptop.
terrax 02/17/14 11:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Stay in touch while traveling the North, chat from your mobile device on rvnorth.com
terrax 02/17/14 10:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How are the road grades through Canada

For the Yukon part of your trip you can find daily updated road conditions at www.rvnorth.com which you can access from your smart phone or tablet browser.
terrax 01/23/14 02:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Hwy fuel stops

Going to Alaska you most likely passing through the Yukon and demanding real-time information about: fuel pricesroad conditionsweathercurrency exchange rate and more Therefore is a small mobile web app you can access from your iPhone or Android smartphone browser at www.rvnorth.com It shows you the nearest gas stations from your current position ones you are up here. For the fun it also provides a RVer Chat.
terrax 01/23/14 01:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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