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Jas1317

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Posted: 12/05/20 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gulfcoast wrote:

If you go to an AT&T store they can set you up with an unlimited plan for your GMC truck that will provide unlimited hotspot for your truck plus your RV. It's a car connect plan.

It's $20 a month and mine works fine even in my RV.


Done! Thank you. This seems like a no-brainer. And inexpensive!

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Jas1317 wrote:

Gulfcoast wrote:

If you go to an AT&T store they can set you up with an unlimited plan for your GMC truck that will provide unlimited hotspot for your truck plus your RV. It's a car connect plan.

It's $20 a month and mine works fine even in my RV.


Done! Thank you. This seems like a no-brainer. And inexpensive!


That only works if you don't mind leaving your trucks ignition in the Acc position the entire time, as the GM wifi shuts down 10 minutes after closing the door with the key off. I question the $20 per month for unlimited as I have had it since GM offered it in their trucks, and its $10 / month per GB. I have also been to many campgrounds in the NE or mid Atlantic where AT&T service is iffy, overloaded with users, or non existent, and in that case the truck wifi is dead in the water.

Towers are in urban and other highly populated areas or generally are installed along major or heavily traveled routes. Truly nice campgrounds are usually in rural areas where towers may not exist or are so far away to make them almost useless unless your idea of nice is a paved parking lot KOA next to an Interstate. The maps they issue for coverage are far from accurate and are skewed by the marketing department. No free lunch.

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Posted: 12/06/20 08:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GDS-3950BH wrote:

Jas1317 wrote:

Gulfcoast wrote:

If you go to an AT&T store they can set you up with an unlimited plan for your GMC truck that will provide unlimited hotspot for your truck plus your RV. It's a car connect plan.

It's $20 a month and mine works fine even in my RV.


Done! Thank you. This seems like a no-brainer. And inexpensive!


That only works if you don't mind leaving your trucks ignition in the Acc position the entire time, as the GM wifi shuts down 10 minutes after closing the door with the key off. I question the $20 per month for unlimited as I have had it since GM offered it in their trucks, and its $10 / month per GB. I have also been to many campgrounds in the NE or mid Atlantic where AT&T service is iffy, overloaded with users, or non existent, and in that case the truck wifi is dead in the water.

Thank you for this insight! What do you do for WiFi?
Towers are in urban and other highly populated areas or generally are installed along major or heavily traveled routes. Truly nice campgrounds are usually in rural areas where towers may not exist or are so far away to make them almost useless unless your idea of nice is a paved parking lot KOA next to an Interstate. The maps they issue for coverage are far from accurate and are skewed by the marketing department. No free lunch.


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Posted: 12/07/20 07:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have the AT&T unlimited in our Truck/Car/RV. Move it from location to location. Have only been slowed down once. Get a warning when data use hits 16G but that is it.


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