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allen8106

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Any suggestions for mobile internet service at a reasonable cost?


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30dollars a month additional on your Verizon smart phone.


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30.00 bucks a month for unlimited with T-Mobile 4G Myfi hotspot and no contract.
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Verizon has many plans including a "pay as you go" daily rate. I have the Verizon Mi-Fi $50 per month for 5GB, each add'l GB is $10 per month. Verizon will allow you to place the service on vacation once a year for a certain amount of time.
look on www.verizonwireless.com or go to a VZ Wireless store.


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The past couple of years I have used the Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go with great success. Info here You have to purchase their thumb drive then sign up. Several plan choices to choose from work well for us.

I do not have a smart phone, just a dumb one. So I use it with my laptop. In two years I have only hit one location where I could not get a good signal and that was a rest area. I mostly travel in the South East US.


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I have never signed a cell phone contract. You do have to be willing to purchase your own equipment. I was with Alltel, now AT&T. I don't think Verizon even makes you sign if you are willing to purchase the equipment. I like the option to say bye. When I have a problem and call them I always like to remind them that I don't have a contract. A personal opinion, but I think you get treated better with no contract. When AT&T took over Alltel in Wyoming AT&T still gave us a free phone even though I had no contract. In fact I asked for a higher quality phone than they were offering and it was no problem. In Wyoming there was only one cell phone company that was worse than Alltell. That was Verizon. Of course, if you had Verizon you could walk in the door and talk to a salesperson quickly. Nobody else was there. Many of the ranchers in Wyoming don't have land lines and they need cell phones that work and cell phones that don't drop calls.


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sdianel wrote:

Verizon has many plans including a "pay as you go" daily rate. I have the Verizon Mi-Fi $50 per month for 5GB, each add'l GB is $10 per month. Verizon will allow you to place the service on vacation once a year for a certain amount of time.
look on www.verizonwireless.com or go to a VZ Wireless store.



This is what I use too and I'm quite pleased with it.


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I use a Verizon USB760 modem that I'm supposed to plug into a USB port on the side of my laptop to receive the Internet from cell towers completely independent from having to look for campgrounds with WiFi or stores in shopping centers with WiFi.

However I don't plug it into the laptop, I plug it into a wireless modem mounted in the RV. Also, into the side of the verizon USB760 I plug the lead from an external antenna mounted high on the ladder going to the roof of the RV. In between the roof antenna and the USB760 is a cell signal amplifier.

With this setup, I can get the Internet so far from cell towers that our cell phones show zero bars or one bar. It's great being on the Internet out in the middle of nowhere when boondocking.

The Verizon USB760 cellular wideband service costs $60 per month. We can shut if off when not on RV trips.


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I had the Verizon AIR CARD like pnichols is using... $60 a month for 5GB back then... I finally got the Verizon MIFI for $27 a month a year or so ago with a 3GB dataplan. Its not available anymore but as long as I still keep my contract Im good until 2036 I think they told me... It got replaced by the $50 a month 5GB dataplan contract.

The beauty of the Verizon MIFI is it is stand-alone and can be run for 4 hours off internal battery or plugged into 120VAC... IT will support 5 devices (computers-tablets-etc) within 50-60 feet (WIFI HOT SPOT) from the MIFI unit. It is small enough to put in your shirt pocket so works great sitting out on the beach watching people... The newer MIFI model has outside antenna connections... I got a spot in my ceiling where it is close to 120V plug and it is velcroed to the ceiling... Covers the inside trailer and patio area just fine. All password protected so safe to use...

Been very happy with the MIFI unit... Works great sitting on the truck dash too going down the road... Verizon so far (past 20 years) has been the best provider for back out of the way places...

I think you can shut down (No charge) all of the Verizon products a couple times a year up to 4-5 months total if you desire...


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donn0128 wrote:

30dollars a month additional on your Verizon smart phone.


x2. Has worked very well for us so far.


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