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RE: WIFI hot spots

ennajean...I made my purchase from information gleaned from this very forum. Just be sure you get the one that operates off of Verizon, NOT AT&T. Here is the one I ordered from WalMart: ZTE 288C LTE
mikeleblanc413 06/07/15 08:41pm Technology Corner
RE: WIFI hot spots

For a recent trip out West I purchased the Straight Talk, verizon tower, Hotspot for under $100. I also purchased a 2 gig card for $25. We traveled through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. The hotspot always functioned as it should. We used it for light surfing, facebook and email and in two weeks barely used 1 gig. That time has now expired (it was for 30 days), so next time I get ready to use it, I'll load 1 gig and be on my way for $15. To load I will either need to call or access the internet from another source. I used the internet to load the first card and it was painless. That's the way I'll load up the next one.
mikeleblanc413 06/07/15 07:59pm Technology Corner
RE: real world fuel mileage

I drive a 2000 Winnebago Minnie Winnie V-10 and get from 8-11 MPG depending on conditions such as into the wind, flat land, hills, etc. I pull a 2008 Nissan Versa and don't notice much difference in MPG. When it's hot I also run the generator and A/C and there might be a little difference. Nothing to speak of. When everything works, what a way to travel. I'm not going to worry about pennies.
mikeleblanc413 05/20/15 08:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: HOW accessible is FREE WIFI while travelling?

After research I purchased the StraightTalk Hotspot that works from the Verizon Towers. Throughout our trip from East Texas, through New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Zion and Bryce in Utah, and the backroads of Colorado the unit always connected promptly and functioned as it should. Our use was Facebook, email and surfing for local information. The best part was that we barely used 1 gig. We are now back home and shortly our 30 days will run out. For our next trip we'll load another card; although probably not the 2 gig card I bought but a 1 gig. VERY PLEASED!
mikeleblanc413 05/20/15 06:23am Technology Corner
Other than Amazon and Beet Harvest, what's out there?

I'm aware of Camperforce at Amazon and the Sugar Beet Harvest in the north as excellent Workamping opportunities. They also ask for your time at about the same time of the year. What other, similar, opportunities exist?
mikeleblanc413 05/02/15 04:59am Workamping Forum
RE: What brand of shocks have worked well for you?

Purchased Winnebago Minnie Winnie December 2011. Driving home to East Texas from Arizona had a lot of sway. Put Bilsteins on....best money I've ever spent on shocks!
mikeleblanc413 04/28/15 09:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Question On Setting Security On Straight Talk Hotspot

Googled. tried the 1.1, and managing from the computer. No success. Thanks so much for the suggestions.
mikeleblanc413 04/27/15 10:15am Technology Corner
Question On Setting Security On Straight Talk Hotspot

I recently purchased the StraightTalk ZTE288L (Verizon Towers) Hotspot. Installation of everything went well with the exception of setting the security settings. I've reread and reattempted the procedure per the instructions in the book and continue to get this message: The connection has timed out The server at is taking too long to respond. The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments. If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection. If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web. I can get on the internet, and all seems to be working as it should, with this one exception. Any ideas? Thanks!
mikeleblanc413 04/27/15 08:05am Technology Corner
RE: Disappointed in roadside assistance

Why does Good Sam always want private messages? This is not the first time I've seen this approach from Good Same. The OP was courteous in his complaint. I'd like to see Good Sam handle situations in an open manner. The Good Sam approach does nothing to build any confidence with me!
mikeleblanc413 04/22/15 08:56pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: How do you monitor data usage with StraightTalk Hotspot?

Thanks to everyone! I appreciate the comments.
mikeleblanc413 04/22/15 01:40pm Technology Corner
RE: highway 16 from Buffalo to Worland Wyoming?

Drove that in 2013..with ice and snow...9600 Powder Ridge Pass...take it slow and easy...will come down at 10 Sleep...gorgeous drive!
mikeleblanc413 04/22/15 07:15am Roads and Routes
RE: How do you monitor data usage with StraightTalk Hotspot?

Thanks riven1950. I must have misread the info. Thought the only way was to call StraightTalk. The hotspot should be in Friday. I'll check it out. Is it your experience that they keep the usage up to date and not several days behind? Thank you for your input.
mikeleblanc413 04/22/15 06:43am Technology Corner
How do you monitor data usage with StraightTalk Hotspot?

After some research, I've bitten the bullet and ordered a StraightTalk Hotspot that operates from the Verizon towers. I haven't located a way (other than a call to StraightTalk) to monitor total usage. Can anyone offer a suggestion? Thanks.
mikeleblanc413 04/22/15 06:21am Technology Corner
RE: HOW accessible is FREE WIFI while travelling?

Thanks to everyone who responded! I've bitten the bullet and ordered the Straight Talk Hotspot that runs off Verizon towers. I'll be listing a new post asking about monitoring time on this hotspot.
mikeleblanc413 04/22/15 06:18am Technology Corner
RE: HOW accessible is FREE WIFI while travelling?

THANK YOU! Millenicom worked off of Verizon towers and I never failed to get a good WIFI connection. I'm looking at the Straight Talk hotspot that would connect via Verizon. If I understand the information on Straight Talk, I don't have to always have time on the Hotspot. Let the card expire and reload when I plan to travel again. Is that correct?
mikeleblanc413 04/20/15 09:38pm Technology Corner
RE: HOW accessible is FREE WIFI while travelling?

THANKS for all of the comments! Some very good information.
mikeleblanc413 04/20/15 08:45pm Technology Corner
HOW accessible is FREE WIFI while travelling?

We have a 2 week trip from East Texas to Vegas, then to Utah and back home. Used Millenicom before and am not sold on making the investment in StraightTalk for this trip. So, my question is: How accessible is FREE WIFI on our mostly interstate route we'll be taking. THANKS!
mikeleblanc413 04/20/15 07:30pm Technology Corner
RE: What are your "GO TO" seasonings?

Before my post I had never heard of Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick and would most probably never have chosen it from the large number of choices available. After several recommended here I had to purchase. I have now used and can say AWESOME! My HEB had a 5 for $5 and I'm one to never pass up a bargain. Also bought some garlic powder and McCormick black pepper. I've used Montreal several times with my sautee vegetable medley and am excited. THANKS!
mikeleblanc413 04/19/15 08:15am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Satisfaction or Dissatisfaction with Straight Talk Hotspot

I realize there are several Straight Talk threads here. Curious for any new information as to satisfaction or dissatifaction of the Straight Talk Hotspot. I am interested in the one which will operate from Verizon towers. Since all I will be doing is to check email, Facebook and lightweight surfing for travel info, I am not really concerned with throttling. Thanks for all input!
mikeleblanc413 04/19/15 08:08am Technology Corner
RE: Searching: Protective Cover For Toad While Towing

Good morning j-d! Roadmaster base plate and towbar. The Nissan is barely 2600 lbs and I did not put a braking system in. Was going to "do" it myself. After much research decided against that and had a local trailer hitch company do the installation. Am very pleased with all aspects. I tow it on a trip to Vegas the first of May. Have a GREAT day!
mikeleblanc413 04/19/15 07:25am Dinghy Towing
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