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Old 01-12-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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TV and Phone while traveling

I have the auto satellite installed in my Allegro Breeze.

Is there a company where I can purchase TV and Internet access in one bundle like I do with Cox at the house?

I'm interested in at least being able to receive Internet while on the move, is that possible.

I appreciate any information or recommendations.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:38 PM   #2
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We use Verizon and I have a "Hot Spot" on my Palm cell phone. Anywhere we have a cell signal we have internet. You won't find an "all in one" service like Cox as you do not have a cable. We use Dish Network for TV on our sat system.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:55 PM   #3
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We use Verizon Mi Fi for internet on the road. We also have a Verizon Cell phone. Both of those bills are bundled with our Qwest home phone and Qwest DSL internet line for maximum discounts. I also get a discount from Verizon for being a vet. I have been unable to find any way to bundle or get a discount on our Directv so we just have it on auto pay through one of our credit cards.
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There used to be but alas no more.. However there are some resellers who will bundle both 2-way Satellite internet and DirecTV (or dish network) in one, even to the point of bundling the antenna in some cases.... I'm trying to think of the name of one member here.. Bill Adams as I recall.. he *IS* such a reseller.

Try this url Mobile Satellite Internet Though I'm not sure if that is him or You can also E mail Donb over at arcatapet dot com, which is not at all the kind of outfit you think it is.

What that man does not know about what you are trying to do has yet to be written.

Note address is NOT in my address book.. Got it from google. I do admit knowing what to search for however.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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I use Direct TV at home and when I go on the road i transfer the tv reciever to the RV. For cell phone i have Verizon and for internet I have a Verizon air card connected to my laptop. Works all over the nation. One note I do not recieve my local home stations when out of the area
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #6
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I have the auto satellite installed in my Allegro Breeze.

Is there a company where I can purchase TV and Internet access in one bundle like I do with Cox at the house?

I'm interested in at least being able to receive Internet while on the move, is that possible.

I appreciate any information or recommendations.
Satellite TV and satellite internet come from different satellites and from different companies (although there may be some resellers that bundle the services). We have our satellite TV through DirecTV and internet through Hughes with MotoSat as the reseller.

You can use the internet dish to receive TV signals from DirecTV (as long as you don't want HD TV) by adding an extra arm called a bird on a wire to hold the TV LNBs. This dish is large (.74 meters across) and quite expensive (about $5000 installed). A tripod version is available for about $1500, but it is a bit time consuming to aim.

While the satellite internet dish can be used to receive satellite TV signals, the opposite is not true. The satellite TV dish or dome can't be used to receive satellite internet.

Your best bet is probably to go with satellite TV using the dome that came on your Breeze and get an air card for internet. The air card will give you internet coverage in most locations across the country. There are some services available month to month so you can activate it only when you travel. There is, however, a charge for activation.

If you have the right kind of cell phone, you can also do something called tethering (or phone as modem) for your internet connection. Tethering can be turned off and on at will with no charge. The drawback is it is slower than an air card in many locations.
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My motorhome came with an autotracking dome.When direct changed the connection I stopped using it and use a portable dish. Sprint allowed tethering untill recently so I will have to go to plan B.Digital TV signals are spotty and unreliable. Thank god for all this progress.
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We have a bundle with Qwest, and Direct TV for the house and take the direct TV reciever with us. With Qwest's wi fi they do have some hot spots where you can get their internet, such as McDonalds and Starbucks. Yet we have found that most RV parks, libraries and even rest areas offer free internet so seldom have a need to look elswhere. Although where you are located in the RV Park may determine if you get to use there wifi or not. Also many of those sites are not considered secure.
We also have found having Verizons cell phone service adequate, even in Canada. That cost us an additional fee while there.
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You can use the internet dish to receive TV signals from DirecTV (as long as you don't want HD TV) by adding an extra arm called a bird on a wire to hold the TV LNBs.
I have been getting DTV HD off my B.O.W. using a SL3 LNB for almost a year now.
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I have been getting DTV HD off my B.O.W. using a SL3 LNB for almost a year now.
How has that worked out? I've heard that it's iffy when you travel across country (east coast to west coast). I would be interested in hearing how it's worked out for you.
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How has that worked out? I've heard that it's iffy when you travel across country (east coast to west coast). I would be interested in hearing how it's worked out for you.
I'd be interested in hearing, too. I wasn't aware of the SL3, and it could be a good way to get both internet and HD TV.

However, in researching the SL3, I found it may need tweaking from location to location. You're trying to hit several satellites with one dish. Also, the SL3 is pretty heavy, and there are some reports of problems with screws that mount the BOW arm loosening.
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