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Old 09-19-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
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Newbie question: Sat phone & AAA

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Does any one have a Sat Phone for when you are on the road? There seem to be so many places that don't get cell coverage, especially if boondocking. I worry that we'll be cruising down the road in BFE and get a flat (bite my tongue). Which gets me to my next point, we have AAA but not sure if I need to tell them I have an RV....do I?

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I have carried a sat phone for several years now. Not only for when boon docking, but when traveling through Canada. After having heard several horror stories about people using their cell/ipods through Canada and getting hit with International roaming charges, I will use the sat phone.
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You need to tell AAA, the size of your RV, chances are they will give you a rate for it , but until they know the size , they may not cover. Also check to see if they go anywhere off road, once you're off pavement you may be on your own.
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After having heard several horror stories about people using their cell/ipods through Canada and getting hit with International roaming charges,.
The international roaming charges have been crazy, for both countries. About 3 years back a friend traveled to the Reno Air Show from BC. Had his cell phone turned on but never made a call , for 6 days in the USA got a bill for over $800. about $2.40 for every cell tower he passed.
I hear it's not as bad now , friends from CA were here visiting, for 3 weeks , and added 400, international minutes to their regular Verizon package for $20. but I didn't ask how much their regular package was.
I carry both , Canadian & US cell phones , switch over when crossing the border.
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Suggest to check out Coach-Net or Good Sam ERS before committing to AAA for your RV.
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