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Old 11-29-2022, 03:08 PM   #1
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WiFi Options

Hello again,
I'm just wondering what people do for wifi while camping. We're on the Verizon network and were thinking of using one of our phones as a wifi hotspot but we were also considering buying a MiFi jetpack or similar device.
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There are so many different options people use you will end up with a giant list.

The 4 most common, with many variations on each:

Cellphone hoptspoting
Jetpack/myfi/hotspot hubs
Cellular routers
Satellite

You decision will be based on prioritizing the following:
Cost
Speed
Reliability
Amount of data you need
How often you use it
How you plan on using it

We both work remotely. Our phone hotspots are our back ups (when in cellular coverage).

We used a cellular router with unlimited (may throttle ) data which has worked great for the last couple of years, but limited us on staying in areas with good coverage.

We now have Starlink to allow us to go almost anywhere and have good service.

The downside to Starlink is that is it not mobile (yes new antenna for $2500 is available) so it is only "on" when we set it up. I kept the cellular router since is it always on and only $32/mo.

With that said our total annually "internet" bill is just over $2000. While it sucks, we also need reliable due to work and want to travel so it is just part of our "cost" of the lifestyle.
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Check this post. Runs on/ is Verizon $25 per mo. is if you join a group . Allowing unlimited hotspot. Basically phone on continuous charge tethered to portable modem then you can WiFi to multiple devices. It's a big thread that has different ideas and evolves ect. You should breeze through posts no need to study every point to see if your interested.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f53/25-month-unlimited-internet-interested-442091.html
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