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Old 02-10-2019, 10:29 AM   #1
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Alaska getting internet & TV

We're headed to Alaska this summer. I currently have the AT&T car connect plan for internet via a MiFi unit and a Playmaker portable Dish Satellite antenna.

I'm guessing neither of these are going to work well in Canada. What are my options. Does AT&T service extend to Alaska?
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The dish will likely not work. The satellites you normally use will be below the horizon. My satellite radio did not work.

You need to call AT&T to ask about access. Verizon provides reasonable coverage included with their unlimited plan.

Roaming is expensive so if AT&T does not have a plan you may be better off to get a temporary Verizon plan for your trip if ST&T does not offer a reasonable plan.

On another note. Be sure to take blackout window covers if you want to sleep in a dark room. I have pictures which show a beautiful sunset about 11:30 PM and sunrise about 2:00 AM.
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Howdy!

We used our AT&T unlimited plus plan last year on our trip to Alaska. This plan covered our roaming in Canada. We had a couple of places in the Yukon where we used pullouts that we didn’t have coverage but for that matter no one does. AT&T worked well in Alaska also even better than our Verizon service. We gave up satellite over a year ago and now stream everything using DirecTV Now, Netflix’s and Amazon Prime. You need to check with AT&T to see if you plan is covered in Canada, we did before crossing. Our previous trip to Alaska we lost satellite in Calgary thats why elected to not even try.

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In 2017 we also lost the satellite just North of Banff.

We had both AT&T and Verizon phones and found the Verizon coverage better.
That was just our comparison.

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