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Old 09-04-2015, 06:15 AM   #1
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Having stayed in a campround with no tv reception or wifi, what luck have any of you with using a mobil hotspot in your rv for internet ??
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Its not good for streaming but it does keep you in touch.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:47 AM   #3
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Depends on your signal strength and carrier. Don't expect too much from Sprint 4G. I can routinely stream Netflix, Hulu and media from my home Plex server over Verizon 4G.

Some phones even have MicroUSB to HDMI functionality via an adapter. Makes connecting to a TV directly very easy.

Or you can get something like a Chromecast and use the AllConnect app to stream to your TV.

There are many options if you want video.

Really, though, it all depends on how good of a signal you have.
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We use a Verizon Jet Pak (hot spot) for our internet access. It acts as our router and can support put to five connections. For is that our two iPads, printer, laptop, and iPod for music.
Near metropolitan areas it is our preferred connecting as CG wifi is usually slower. However I usually test the CG wifi as there have been a few as fast or faster than the hot spot. However we have also been in lots of areas where any kind service is poor.
We also have satellite for TV but again you can't always count on having a clear view of the sat due to trees. You just adapt to the current situation.
Once we were in an are that had not sat, no verizon, no wifi, and no OTA stations. Talked to my wife for hours. She seems like a nice person.
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We use our AT&T hot spot for Internet and to run our Firestick for streaming movies and Netflics, works great.
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We have used the att as well-with great success

we have tried to use public wifi- but- it rarely is good

ps don't expect to use it in canada- att brokers the service & it is real expensive, along with real poor
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We have a "mifi" with a 15GB plan from at&t. It works great when the carrier has signal.
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Order a refurbished Straight Talk hotspot using Verizon Network ( Same as our phones ). Was cheap and a good experiment to see what happens. Have found Verizon has the best coverage, we live in the boonies and Verizon is the only one reliable !!!
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with AT&T I use my IPhone and get 4g lte and stream pretty much anything.

only had one place it didn't work so far .
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