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Old 02-05-2013, 10:40 AM   #15
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The OP said there is no cellular service where he boondocks, so a Mifi device, whether Verizon or other carrier (including Millenicom) isn't going to work.

Satellite is the only way to go in that circumstance. I think HugesNett and Wild Blue are the top choices, but you can read reviews of all the available services here:
Satellite Internet Review 2013 | Best Satellite Internet Providers | Compare Satellite Broadband Services - TopTenREVIEWS.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:04 PM   #16
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I have a Motor Sat using Hughes Net and the price is $79.00/mo. It won't set the world on fire but it does allow for me to access my office's file server and continue to carry on a days work. I also have a Verizon air card that plugs into my router that converts my RV into a internet "hot spot." Martha and I can both hit the router (wireless) and carry on with our daily activities. I can support up to (I think) 18 wireless devices at any one time. I've used this setup for the past 4 or 5 years and have had no problems so far.
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I have a Sprint 3g air card with unlimited data, my company issued to me. It's fine most of the time, so long as I'm not in a hurry for data to stream. If I'm in an area I have 4g, I use my Verizon Note 2 with the mifi app. It allows me to connect my laptop and the dw's tablet. The first version of mifi was free. I've since had to pay a $7 or $8 one time fee for it. It works great! In an area where there's no signal we go without internet and don't sweat it. We do have a dedicated collection of dvd's for viewing and around 300 or so youtube videos we've recorded. They're nice to play in the background while we're sitting around the campfire with friends. On my annual all men only fraternal camping trip the music videos are a huge hit. We also sometime enjoy just sitting and chatting. Even after 27 years of happy marriage we still enjoy sometimes just talking.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:50 PM   #18
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #19
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The OP said there is no cellular service where he boondocks, so a Mifi device, whether Verizon or other carrier (including Millenicom) isn't going to work.

Satellite is the only way to go in that circumstance. I think HugesNett and Wild Blue are the top choices, but you can read reviews of all the available services here:
Satellite Internet Review 2013 | Best Satellite Internet Providers | Compare Satellite Broadband Services - TopTenREVIEWS.
Seems like you are the only one that read the thread.
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Great question, we camped at Fall Creek Falls (Pikeville, TN) and surprisingly no cell service! So ... No Internet without satellite which we don't have. This was the first time I had camped with no cell, surprisingly it was nice (we did have cable TV with about 5 channels so we were not that unplugged).
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:40 PM   #21
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Yea I always find it funny that people ask about how to get internet and they specifically say that they have little to no cell service and people will still push the mi-fi as the best and why not go with that cause they get this many GB for so much $ and it's the best deal.
No cell and more than likely you will have no mi-fi. That is part of the reason people ask about satellite internet but others just keep talking about how great mi-fi is.
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Geez, post something a little off the topic and get beat up about it. Sorry
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The OP said there is no cellular service where he boondocks, so a Mifi device, whether Verizon or other carrier (including Millenicom) isn't going to work.

Satellite is the only way to go in that circumstance. I think HugesNett and Wild Blue are the top choices, but you can read reviews of all the available services here:
Satellite Internet Review 2013 | Best Satellite Internet Providers | Compare Satellite Broadband Services - TopTenREVIEWS.
Just looked at this article two days ago. Others listed Hughes as best also. Here is a good overview -http://www.your-rv-lifestyle.com/RV-...et-access.html

Wolf don't feel bad..its just the internet is not for wimps. What you read from people is not as rough or bad as they would have spoken to you in person. Remember writing is an art and on the internet most are finger painters Don't take it personal.
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Just looked at this article two days ago. Others listed Hughes as best also. Here is a good overview -RV Internet Access

Wolf don't feel bad..its just the internet is not for wimps. What you read from people is not as rough or bad as they would have spoken to you in person. Remember writing is an art and on the internet most are finger painters Don't take it personal.
Thanks! Enjoy that terminal leave friend. I did the same for 90 days. Best of luck to you.
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We've had great success with Verizon. We boondock in some pretty remote places in lower 48 - we have a MIFI device from them - works great on 3g or 4g.
You'll need a different plan for Canada though.
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Wolf don't feel bad..its just the internet is not for wimps. What you read from people is not as rough or bad as they would have spoken to you in person. Remember writing is an art and on the internet most are finger painters Don't take it personal.
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We have AT&T cell service and a Verizon JetPack for WiFi. We have always had service on one or the other, but we don't get off the beaten path very far.
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