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Posted: 03/03/21 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a MoFi 4500 LTE hot spot, and I gave up on Over the Road Mobile the first of the year. So when we head North in May I need to sign up with a new carrier. Who has the best deal going right now? T-M, ATT and VZW are expensive and seem to be limiting their plans, so will be looking for another third party reseller.


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If you want cheaper you're going to have fewer places you can get service.

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We dropped verizon after 10 years. One phone and a mifi was costing $150 a month 24 gig.
Went with over 65 deal with T-Mobile 2 Samsung g5 phones 3 year contract no cost of phones if we fulfill the contract. Unlimited data but a slowdown or back down of 5g after five gig.
Both phones can be hotspot or tethered. $100 per month includes taxes.


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Where, north? Have you considered Visible? They use Verizon infrastruture, for the most part. Check out their coverage map on line. Check your phone compatibility there as well. We have had very good luck with them this winter.


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I agree with Phil-t,we have Visible and it works great. Where are you going? Several places in Maine where only Verizon works.





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Me Again wrote:

We have a MoFi 4500 LTE hot spot...

I have the same mobile router, though be cautious about using it with a Visible SIM as its a non-approved device, and your account can be cancelled without notice. Some have had success with a Verizon branded hotspot device using Visible.

I'm currently using my MoFi 4500LTE with AT&T w/400GB of monthly 4G high speed mobile allowance for $99. month. But not sure if the plan is still available for new subscribers.

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I'm currently using my MoFi 4500LTE with AT&T w/400GB of monthly 4G high speed mobile allowance for $99. month. But not sure if the plan is still available for new subscribers.


I would jump on that in a Microsoft minute! However that plan no longer appears available.

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I know this sounds funny, but what I am going to tell you works, It really does work..... I have a friend that has been using it for 3+ years, and I started last month...

I useThe Calyx Institute

You pay $500 for the 1st year and $400 for every year after that.. With that money you get to choose between a T mobile Franklin T9 or Linkzone 2 and proper SIM card.. you get truly unlimited wifi.. I used 60GB in a week last month with no throttling..

You also get a receipt to submit up to $200 as a donation and tax deduction.. Since the Calyx Institute is technically a non profit...

After the $200 tax deduction, its $300 for the first year =$25 a month, then drops to $200 for the second year = $16.67

I know it is not what you asked, but it works.. and since T mobile and Sprint joined forces, the coverage is good...


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It looks like their coverage in WA is not the best - coverage map
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You do know that making a $200 donation does not reduce your taxes by $200, right? $500 - $200 donation does NOT equal $300 cost. It's closer to $495.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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Bill.Satellite wrote:

You do know that making a $200 donation does not reduce your taxes by $200, right? $500 - $200 donation does NOT equal $300 cost. It's closer to $495.


and divide that by 12 months.... $41.25

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