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wa8yxm

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T mobile is offering 5g internet for $50 a month. That would save me about $240 a year. Has anyone tried it yet?


Sort of.. I have a T-Mobile 55+ account. Talk, Text and 5G data about 73/month total..

I had a FMCA Tech Connect. 4G data on teh Sprint network which is now merged with T-mobile that was 50/month No talk or text just data.

I was happy with it save for Sprint had not the best coverage. T-Mobile is a Contender in the "Best coverage" race.

As for 5G.. That I've noticed not a lot faster than 4G.. but 4G is kind of strange. On the way to Elkhart, IN to get my Class A declared a total loss (Oh well. was time to park it anyway) I had one spot where T-Mobile was----Not... but the Sprint unit worked so I was able to update my routing.. I also did a "Speed test" and it went off the scale (100Mbps+ that was 4G. (usually 20-50 tops. 5G is the 40-70 most of the time)

But for 50 bucks.. Good deal.


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Sort of.. I have a T-Mobile 55+ account. Talk, Text and 5G data about 73/month total..

There are 3 different 55+ plans; Essential, Magenta, Magenta MAX. All include 5G where available.

Essential is 3G and SD for video. Magenta is still SD for video at 4G/5G. Magenta MAX is full HD and 4G/5G, but it is $90/month for 2 lines.

Read the fine print if you are going to use a hotspot and a video streaming device like a Roku or Apple TV.

wa8yxm wrote:

As for 5G.. That I've noticed not a lot faster than 4G.. but 4G is kind of strange.

You're a HAM. Most providers are NOT using the 5G New Radio FR2 band. 5G on FR1 is only marginally faster than 4G.

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Hi,

I had T-Mobile 4 years ago and was able to use it will no "blanks" on a trip from Orlando to Regina, Sk. I had a phone and a table that I used as hotspots.

I was a satisfied customer.

I expect their coverage has improved since then because they bought up Sprint.


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ford truck guy wrote:

I now use - Calyx Institute for my wifi while on the road.


Does it work in Canada?

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pianotuna wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

I now use - Calyx Institute for my wifi while on the road.


Does it work in Canada?


IF you go onto their sire, click onto Coverage map - Coverage Map

Looks like it will depend on where you are in Canada...


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ford truck guy,

Thanks. It looks like it would work--but I'll have to email them to see if they are accepting permanent clients from Canada.

I went back to your original post--and it stops coverage at the border. * sigh *.

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pianotuna wrote:

ford truck guy,

Thanks. It looks like it would work--but I'll have to email them to see if they are accepting permanent clients from Canada.

I went back to your original post--and it stops coverage at the border. * sigh *.


I have reached out to the another Redwood owner that turned me onto these folks.. He LIVES in Canada, I'm just not sure where??

I will let you know whet he says... He does all of the Roundtable discussions and talks about connectivity and electronics our rally's.....

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ford truck guy wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

ford truck guy,

Thanks. It looks like it would work--but I'll have to email them to see if they are accepting permanent clients from Canada.

I went back to your original post--and it stops coverage at the border. * sigh *.


I have reached out to the another Redwood owner that turned me onto these folks.. He LIVES in Canada, I'm just not sure where??

I will let you know whet he says... He does all of the Roundtable discussions and talks about connectivity and electronics our rally's.....


his reply to me -
"It’s USA only. In fact there are no TRUE “unlimited” data plans in Canada. "

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ford truck guy,

I do have the nearest thing to unlimited. I have a Sask Tel cell phone with 30 gigs of data. When it is gone, it is unlimited at 2 megs per second. Most throttle at 0.5 megs per second.

I can to pretty much anything I want at 2 mps. The plan you have is about 1/2 the price of the Sasktel.

Thanks for reaching out to your friend for me.

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pianotuna wrote:

ford truck guy,

I do have the nearest thing to unlimited. I have a Sask Tel cell phone with 30 gigs of data. When it is gone, it is unlimited at 2 megs per second. Most throttle at 0.5 megs per second.

I can to pretty much anything I want at 2 mps. The plan you have is about 1/2 the price of the Sasktel.

Thanks for reaching out to your friend for me.


You are welcome..... I do not mind trying to help out others... After all, that s how I found out about my plan !

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