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Old 08-24-2019, 11:30 PM   #29
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We boondock 99% of time. Have not had hookups in years. We have never had any issues ever, although we are “prepared”. We can easily get 7-10 nights before we need to find a dump station, and water. We have never stayed at a WM either. My only caveat is all our travels are West of Mississippi.
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:26 PM   #30
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Definitely. 10 years ago I would have been struggling to find any internet coverage through the phone hehe. iphone was brand new. No Netflix, or other streaming services. Now I can hook my phone to my computer and use my phones internet to stream whatever I want (unlimited data). So that would fix TV and Internet for me.

As for solitary living, I hear you. It's not for everyone. I have been alone my whole adult life and I am fine being alone, but mainly I was wondering if there is a point where being TOO along for too long does anything. Meaning staying in one place on BLM for months, and maybe seeing a few people in that time. I doubt it will be an issue because I hear the boondocking is getting more and more popular so I assume I will see more people than I thought.
I'm curious ... what unlimited data plan that is available off cell towers in most places in the U.S. allows you to do streaming hour after hour very well?

All the unlimited plans I've been able to research, so far, have buried in their fine print somewhere that they throttle down speed after you reach some data limit, although you can of course go unlimited beyond that limit for web surfing, messaging, and emailing -> but at speeds too slow to stream very well.

What we would like for our boondock camping or for when in campgrounds is an unlimited cellular plan that DOES NOT throttle speeds at all. i.e. Offer unlimited data while holding data speeds the whole time of around 4 Mbps or higher (for HD).

Does it exist - and could I afford it if it did?

P.S. The upcoming new "5G" system is probably not suitable for boondocking and most drycampimg because of the short range of it's signals coming from cell towers.
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I'm curious ... what unlimited data plan that is available off cell towers in most places in the U.S. allows you to do streaming hour after hour very well?

All the unlimited plans I've been able to research, so far, have buried in their fine print somewhere that they throttle down speed after you reach some data limit, although you can of course go unlimited beyond that limit for web surfing, messaging, and emailing -> but at speeds too slow to stream very well.

What we would like for our boondock camping or for when in campgrounds is an unlimited cellular plan that DOES NOT throttle speeds at all. i.e. Offer unlimited data while holding data speeds the whole time of around 4 Mbps or higher (for HD).

Does it exist - and could I afford it if it did?

P.S. The upcoming new "5G" system is probably not suitable for boondocking and most drycampimg because of the short range of it's signals coming from cell towers.
Xfinity. Uses Verizon network., Not sure if they throttle, but I use it every weekday to stream music all day and then about 2-3 hours of streaming videos each weekday to stream my news in the afternoon while I am at work. There were a couple times when I thought I was being throttled but after about a half hour or so it was back to normal.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:31 AM   #32
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We boondock 99% of time. Have not had hookups in years. We have never had any issues ever, although we are “prepared”. We can easily get 7-10 nights before we need to find a dump station, and water. We have never stayed at a WM either. My only caveat is all our travels are West of Mississippi.
West only for me too. My cutoff is going to be TX. Not a fan of the eastern USA. Been there many times, but I have no desire to boondock there. My favorite area is east of CA to Colorado.
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I have streamed 100+ Gb/month on T Mobile's 55 Plus plan with a $10 extra feature that I can’t recall the name of. T Mobile doesn’t throttle. After 55 Gb they can lower your priority (reduce data speed) during busy times in congested areas.

I was in Quartzsite. The only time my speed slowed was in January during the big RV show, but not really late at night. Works really well for us night owls.

T Mobile and Sprint recently merged so the coverage area is increasing daily. Not bad for $70/ month or 2 lines for $90, taxes and fees included.
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I have streamed 100+ Gb/month on T Mobile's 55 Plus plan with a $10 extra feature that I can’t recall the name of. T Mobile doesn’t throttle. After 55 Gb they can lower your priority (reduce data speed) during busy times in congested areas.

I was in Quartzsite. The only time my speed slowed was in January during the big RV show, but not really late at night. Works really well for us night owls.

T Mobile and Sprint recently merged so the coverage area is increasing daily. Not bad for $70/ month or 2 lines for $90, taxes and fees included.
no doubt. I hiked in the "Desolation Wilderness" and got coverage there. I won't be staying in CA and I don't plan on coming back to CA though or OR or WA. So I am limited to about 10-15 states in the western high desert which is my fav place and I get coverage in most of those areas. I have Verizon as well through Xfinity..
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