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Old 05-29-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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If you want to avoid roaming charges, and bad coverage areas due to the mountains, how do you stay a few days out with reservations on your I-Pad while traveling in Alaska. Verizon has weak coverage. Can you do it with wi-if?
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If you want to avoid roaming charges, and bad coverage areas due to the mountains, how do you stay a few days out with reservations on your I-Pad while traveling in Alaska. Verizon has weak coverage. Can you do it with wi-if?
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You don't have to make reservation. Really. This is supposed to be a relaxing trip. Just go with the flow! The only reservations we made was for Denali Nat'l Park and for the July 4 weekend. There are plenty of campgrounds or better yet, boondocking is ample in gorgeous settings. Get Mike & Terri Church's book on Alaskan Camping (online). They're from Fairbanks and travel back & forth regularly. It's the best resource for campgrounds and even free boondocking places. Also, keep in mind that businesses close continually, including fuel stations so don't rely totally on your resource information. Along with the Church's book, get the Milepost for historical data about the roads but definitely not for campground info. All the campgrounds in the Milepost pay to advertise so naturally they're always the 'best'. Ha! Another thing to purchase is the 2/1 coupon book, the Tour Saver (online). Those are the only 3 things you'll need for traveling there. Have a great trip!
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the biggest issue in BC canada is the price of fuel, gas is selling for 1,40 per litre
des is selling for 1.40 also, multiplie that by 3.78 to find out the US gallon price
[check out fuel prices on gas buddy]
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the biggest issue in BC canada is the price of fuel, gas is selling for 1,40 per litre
des is selling for 1.40 also, multiplie that by 3.78 to find out the US gallon price
[check out fuel prices on gas buddy]
Head up through Alberta. Red deer, AB is 1.15/ liter for diesel AND it is the REAL stuff. Not a Bio Diesel Blend like the stuff you see south of the border. You WILL see an improvement in your fuel mileage!!
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when you get to ak call Verizon and ask if its ok to use phone. than wright down time and date you called.thats the only thing that saved us 800$.when we called we told them to look up when we called and they drop charge
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We made this trip a few years ago, and we have Verizon Service. Just before we went into Canada we called Verizon and changed to the Canadian/US plan. So we were able to use the phone in Canada without roaming charges. When we got to Alaska (which after all is the U.S.) we changed back to our usual plan. Verizon is real good about letting you change plans anytime and changing back any time. We did get pretty good service in or near most towns.
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You could also pick up a pre-paid wifi device on either network...
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