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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    I have my second auto renewal coming up at the end of the month so we shall see. I didn't notice any interruption on my first one last month. I was a little concerned of interruption on the first one, but was surprised. Maybe it will be third time is the charm?
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    I have 2 7730's post pay and 1 8800L prepay and the oldest 7730 quit picking up a good signal. 1-2 bars vs 4-5 (-114 eBm vs -80 dBm). This happened for the first time a couple of weeks ago and a reset fixed it. Yesterday it happened again and a reset did nothing so I contacted Verizon via chat. The agent did some checking on their end and had me reboot the 7730L a couple of times and called it bad. She asked if it was damaged at all and I said no it was pristine and it is. She offered a new 7730L for $150.00 vs the normal price since it was out of warranty. I asked about getting the 8800L for the same price and it took a few minutes, but it was approved and it is in the mail now. I have the 8800L on a prepay account and absolutely love it. It seems more robust then the 7730's that I have. Both of my 7730's have static IP's which will transfer to the replacement 8800L. There does seem to be some negotiation for a better deal for replacements, but I had to push a little. When you live and die with wireless internet you can't have too many jetpacks I guess.
  3. I'm just into my second month with the new Verizon pre-paid unlimited plan and love it. I have the new jetpack 8800L and it work great. I'm a bit of a rank amateur on usage since I used a paltry 80gb my first month. As was stated previously I have noticed slight slow downs a time of two in late afternoon-early evening, but absolutely nothing would cause a major problem.
  4. I have been wearing a MedicAlert necklace for over 40 years. My information is as close as a dial to an 800 number and my ID from the back of the necklace which will give any medical or police person all of my info. I am only allergic to one thing and that is noted on the back of the necklace also.
  5. Some probably wouldn't admit they full time if they have a rig still under warranty since many of them don't allow full time use under the terms of the warranty.
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    That is the same size as my largest set and it looks great to me. I have had my new unlimited plan with the 8800L jetpack for 2 weeks now and have used 67gb with no apparent slow down even this time of evening. Time will tell. I'm hitting it hard this first month to see if they are serious.
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    I have multiple jetpacks with each performing a different function(s) and one of the 7730's is running a program that requires six specific opened ports and a static IP. I only have 1 of the 7730's running my router, but I am going to add the router to the new 8800L probably sometime today. So far I'm amazed at the difference in the speed of the 8800L vs the 7730's even though they are rated virtually the same. More will become obvious as I have had it longer I'm sure.
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    I took the plunge and ordered another Jetpack and plan on keeping my existing 2 7730's and see how the new one does before I give up one. Neither is on contract so I can drop one of them easily. I did decide to get the unlimited/prepaid with their new 8800L and wow what a difference in d/l and u/l speed. I know this isn't a scientific test, but with the two 7730's sitting right by the 8800 the d/l speed of the 8800 is 40-50% faster and has been every time I tested them. Now time will tell how it all goes. I did watch a couple of movies last night with the new 8800L and zero buffering. We will see over coming days. I plan to work it hard initially. How are you able to monitor the usage of your new prepaid unit? It doesn't show up on the verizon app that I have I guess since the new one is on another account. I know I can look at the 8800 when I sign on to it at 192.168.1.1, but that only shows zero usage with a 10gig plan. I'm not sure that that means, but zero usage obviously won't ever get to any upper limit.
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    Don't know at this point. I will definitely take a look. Thanks.
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    I went to a corporate Verizon store yesterday and got an answer to my questions. The static IP will have to go away with the prepaid plan. Since I can't live with that my options for the current prepaid jetpack plan is off the table. They did say that if the IP issue wasn't an issue I would have to have a separate account for the prepaid jetpack. It can't be on the same account as an unlimited postpaid smartphone.
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    My phone is a Note 8 and the Smart View works great and is wireless to the new TV. I replaced my 8 year old non-smart TV a couple of months ago and used a bit over 32gb on the smart phone last month and I didn't notice any issues either, but I am in a rural area. I still don't know about the static IP which I absolutely have to have for one particular hardware/software package. If the static IP can go along with the new prepaid plan I may try one of the jetpacks and see how it all goes. Fortunately both jetpacks are off contract.
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    I have 1 smartphone and 2 7730L jetpacks. My smartphone has a unlimited data, but 15gb limit as a hotspot. My 2 jetpacks have the 15gb limit also, but I pay $20.00 each/month for them. I am interested in the prepaid jetpack program, but for two concerns: 1. Both of my Jetpacks have static IP's which I need and wonder if prepaid will allow this and if the static IP's will migrate to the new plan. I have already paid for the static IP's on these two devices and don't want to have to do it again. If you walk into a Verizon store and even utter the words "static IP's" they look at you like you have 2 heads. 2. The cost. I don't see from the info at Verizon.com anyway other than each prepaid plan will cost me an additional $45.00/month - $65.00-$20.00. Would it be worth it to me to have a jetpack with unlimited data when I have unlimited data on my smartphone that I connect to my TV (Samsung Smart View) and can and do stream a lot?
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    RV SKIRT FOR COLD WEATHER LIVING

    I don't bother with a heated hose. I just keep my fresh tank full and top it off when needed as I use it. Rarely do we have below freezing temps here other than at night and I don't want to have to worry about the campgrounds faucet freezing. I always lay my regular water hose out straight on the ground on a slight slope so it can be used even if I ever do need to fill the tank when the hose would otherwise be frozen solid. My pressure regulator is just put in the basement between fills. Works for me - 8 years full time.
  14. There has been talk for some time of a change for the government reservation system to another system. I am working at a COE campground right now and am involved in the transition training. Here is what we know as of this date: You will no longer be able to make reservations at any federal government facility via reserveamerica.com. This change is to be made on 9-30-18. The link for reservations after the transition will be recreation.gov and the phone number will be the same as it has been 877-444-6777. When the reserveamerica system is removed on 9-30 the recreation.gov link and the phone number will be unavailable until approximately 10-5. This period will allow moving all historical customer data to the new system. You will not be able to make a reservation at any facility during this period. If you arrive at your favorite facility during this transition period you should be able to check in, but only as a walk in and only for 1 day at a time. No advance reservations will be possible. If you want to stay more than one day you will have to check in each day as a new walk in, but no one will be able to reserve your site from online or phone since these are not options during this period. This is what we know as of right now so if you know you want to stay at a government facility during this transition period you should make your reservations before 9-30 which will be honored during the 10-1 through 10-5 period.
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    Change To Federal Reservation System

    We have satellite internet here now and it is old and "Slooooooo" and an old computer with Windows 7, but we have a new sat system already installed and a new W10 computer that will both be turned on 10-1 when the new system starts to be available internally. The external availability is scheduled for 10-5. No reservations will be available from 10-1 to 10-5 either online or the toll free number.
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    Change To Federal Reservation System

    Exactly. Even the phone number for making reservations via recreation.gov isn't changing. It was and will still be 877-444-6777.
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    Change To Federal Reservation System

    When you made a reservation on reserveamerica.com it was not recreation.gov, but when you clicked on the link to pay for your reservation is transitioned to recreation.gov to accept the payment. This has been the system for a long time so you are correct when you say recreation.gov isn't a new link, but the old system behind it is completely changing and I mean completely new system. We have been hearing of this new system for months, but didn't get any details until this past week.
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    Change To Federal Reservation System

    Yes Kirk I have have access to the new system. The framework is there right now, but no data has been uploaded yet. This is scheduled to be done between 10-1 and 10-5 when the new system is supposed to go live for all. I'm sure there will be issues, but that is the current timeline as of right now. I just checked the new site a few minutes ago. There is a timeline feature for internal users to see what is happening by day and scheduled. We will have access to the old system until 10-3 for printing of reports, etc. After that it is new system totally.
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    Change To Federal Reservation System

    It is a completely new system.
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    Do any of you have Direct TV?

    I use the Slimline Dish and the heavy duty tripod from tv4rv.com also. I have been using it full time since 2010. It is easy to set up and aim after you have done it a time or two. Just be very precise in leveling the tripod and adjusting the dish. From the time I unpacked the tripod and dish I am locked on to a sat in less than 10 minutes and at times less than 5 minutes depending on how much talking I do to other campers in the process. The actual aiming after the dish is on the tripod and coax i s hooked up rarely takes longer than 60 seconds.
  21. It is still Friday morning. They do have all day today. Maybe?
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    TPMS, or not

    I have the 507 system with the original sensors, non flow through, and in 8 years of full time use I have had one sensor fail (8 sensors in service). I had a two pack of spares so I was back up and running in the time it took to program the monitor for the new sensor which isn't long. No other issues in 8 years and I do change batteries when the monitor reports which sensor is due. I do have the original black/white monitor and an upgrade to the new color one would be nice, but definitely not necessary.
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    Hotspot/Router connections

    I have this same unit and it works great.
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