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Hello All! 

We are new fulltimers and need some help. We want to get a solid internet option that we will be able to use our computer to check emails but also to stream off of our amazon firestick and have access to Netflix, HBO etc... We have Verizon phones but have heard that they throttle data & haven't been the best options with their MIFI. Would love to hear what people are using, I know there are a lot more families working from home and need solid connections in order to do that. 

 

Thanks!

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What you are looking for does not exist yet.  

You can get plans that have 50GB or even 100GB of un-throttled data and price will depend on the carrier.  

You can get get a variety of devices that "unlimited" plans but most have some sort of possible throttling.  

Many people use a variety of devices depending on how reliable they need their service.  For example use on plan as primary and if it throttles switch to the other plan that still has available un-throttled data.  Other use 2 or more carrier both for the above reason but also there are areas where one carrier may work an another does not. 

Last but not least, getting a device that can use sim card and offers the ability to plug in MIMO external antennas will help. 

You can look into devices like WiFi Ranger and Pep Wave. 

Providing reliable cellular internet with high data limits takes a modular with a cost that increases quickly based on how reliable and how much data.

 

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3 hours ago, MRRV said:

We are new fulltimers and need some help. We want to get a solid internet option that we will be able to use our computer to check emails but also to stream off of our amazon firestick and have access to Netflix, HBO etc... We have Verizon phones but have heard that they throttle data & haven't been the best options with their MIFI. Would love to hear what people are using, I know there are a lot more families working from home and need solid connections in order to do that. 

These are the only people I trust to give honest answers to your questions. I have no connection to them other than having benefited from their knowledge over the years. They are full time RVers who work online and have been since something like 2006.

https://www.rvmobileinternet.com

Linda Sand

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I would just hot spot from your cell phone until you find what you want. We don't stream. We have a dish on the roof for TV. Many RV parks have wifi but not many will handle streaming. There may be some but we haven't found them.

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If you can stream on your phones with no throttling, there are ways to get that picture to a TV and only use on device data. I think these are explained on the RV mobile internet website already mentioned. In my experience, a wire connection from the phone to the TV is the most reliable. It is my understanding that iphones and ipads have this capability. Some phones do not.

There are a number of free streaming services like Pluto, Crackle, Filmrise, Locast, etc. Some subscription services like Prime will let you log in on any device.

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The Calyx Institute service is good if you're always in locations with reliable Sprint/T-Mobile service. We use a grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan and a current Visible(Verizon) unlimited data plan, both with no throttling, for a monthly cost of about $25 each.

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Thanks to tips I received from Technomadia over a year ago, I have a Verizon 8800L Jetpack Hotspot coupled to an external MIMO antenna using a grandfathered in unlimited data plan I got when they warned me it was about to expire in like a few days yayyyyyyyyyyyyy........ In addition I have a grandfathered in AT&T ZTE Mobley Unlimited Hotspot Plan for $23.49 per month in case Im not in Verizons area. It works fine but I cant seem to get it to respond or connect to my 700, 825, 1700, and 1900 I think ?? cell booster, I was told its 825?? I can usually stream video no problem via my ROKU and net connection 

John T  Thanks again Technomadia for last years tips

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I'm no expert but I do like access to the Internet when traveling. My solution was to have choices. My primary Cell phone is our T mobile senior "Magenta Plus" for both my wife and I. Secondly I added a "Visible" cell phone on the Verizon Network and we also have the "ToGo" on the AT&T data network. Couple all this with Wilson WeBoost65 and so far, it's worked pretty well.  Not perfect by any means but for our use and once in awhile streaming, we have plenty of data to keep us happy. 

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