Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc.
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-21-2021, 04:56 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
EMingus257's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 8
Beyond frustrated

I am trying to get internet service for my coach. I have a Winegard WF2-35B antenna. I am wanting to get internet service as I will stream my television with my Roku and Firestick devices.

I am having the most frustrating time getting a service provider to help. I currently have Verizon for my cellphone and would like to use them for this to minimize billing. I have been transferred and rerouted to others who don't seem to know what I am talking about. Can someone please provide me with a phone number or website that I can check out to set this up. Thank you in advance for your help in this.
EMingus257 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-21-2021, 05:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: NC
Posts: 136
If you are on the move a lot, I would try Nomad Internet. If you are stationary for a while, see if TMO Fixed Wireless Access is available at that location.
__________________
GrantR
Itasca Ellipse
Silverado Duramax Toad
GrantR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2021, 07:01 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by EMingus257 View Post
I am trying to get internet service for my coach. I have a Winegard WF2-35B antenna. I am wanting to get internet service as I will stream my television with my Roku and Firestick devices.

I am having the most frustrating time getting a service provider to help. I currently have Verizon for my cellphone and would like to use them for this to minimize billing. I have been transferred and rerouted to others who don't seem to know what I am talking about. Can someone please provide me with a phone number or website that I can check out to set this up. Thank you in advance for your help in this.
Search up starlink. If you're stationary. Not sure if they do mobile. Which wouldn't make sense why they wouldn't the dishes are self actuating.
R0ughhab1tz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2021, 07:32 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 20,385
Blog Entries: 21
We gave up trying to stream and stuck with Dish satellite for TV. We can usually get sufficient internet with the cell phone, local park WiFi and a program called Speedify to stack the connections.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2021, 07:44 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 162
I agree with grantR. I tried nomad on a 20 day trip and it worked very well driving down the road. Did get slow in a few areas but streamed prime and made video calls.
frank1018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 04:07 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 4,906
This video might help: Scroll down to the videos on the Amazon page and the one by Doug & Niki is pretty goo and answers your questions.
https://www.amazon.com/Winegard-Conn...39445429&psc=1
__________________
Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 04:42 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
KennyGolub's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: If I'm not here, I'm somewhere else.
Posts: 1,212
Send a message via MSN to KennyGolub
Nomad

While Nomad will work for streaming, my personal experience is that you can't rely on them. If something goes wrong and your speed drops (and I mean drops. Less than .1mbs), it can take over two weeks or more without internet until they get you back up and running.

Ask me how I know ....

.
__________________
Ken & Laurie
North in summer, Home in Silver Springs, FL in the Winter
2019 Entegra Aspire 44W - 2020 RAM 1500 Laramie TOAD
KennyGolub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 04:52 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Meshoppen, PA
Posts: 1,167
Personally I have no experience with a Winegard WF2-35B antenna or likes there of..


for traveling and I stay here in the east, Maine to Virginia to Ohio, occasional Florida trips..
I use a TMobile phone/data and a Visible.. either hooks to my little Router GL-AR750S.. set up proper, I have 80% coverage and use..

I also have a Mikrotik set up with an antenna I pop on side of RV..

I know mot people want One stop, no fiddle, flip switch.. I am sure some have that but in my case it is not that simple under my current budget for RVing..

I am sure the Winegard should work once you learn the tricks..
sibe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 05:21 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: AL
Posts: 155
You shouldn't need to talk to anyone to get a sim card and a plan on Verizon, if you are already a customer. Even if you are not a customer.

Log into your account on a computer or open the app on your phone. Go to manage plan. Choose add line. Choose bring your own device. Choose other device. Choose unlocked and type the IMEI from the WF2-35B. The website will decide if your device is compatible. You have the newer version so it should be. Choose the plan and checkout. They usually deliver the SIM in two days.
__________________
2017 Thor Freedom Elite 26HE
2018 F-150 4x4 XLT Supercab
Brad2018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 06:42 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,120
To add to Brad2018 - all you need is a data plan. You can get one from Verizon for $60 for 100GB or go to an AT&T store and get a prepaid plan 100GB plan for $55. The reps may not know anything about Winegard; all they need to know is you have your own cellular modem/hotspot/etc.

You will likely get a SIM card that has many sizes based on where you break it apart. Make sure you know which size you need before you remove it from the larger piece. If you break it if too small, you may need to by an adapter.
__________________
2018 SD F-350 CCSB 6.2/4.30
2021 Alliance Paradigm 310RL
BirchyBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 06:51 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 494
If you know your device's IMEI and buy your own SIM, I think you can get the AT&T 100 GB for $55 plan online here.

https://www.att.com/prepaid/activations/#/activate.html

Here are some SIMs

https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-AT-.../dp/B07P98F3YN

https://www.walmart.com/ip/AT-T-Sim-Card-Kit/119019437

I think any unused SIM starting with 89014 will work. That's AT&T's prefix.
tetranz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 07:11 AM   #12
Community Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,626
We have Verizon as well as you. We use a MIFI device for our internet. Between the 2 MIFIs we have 40Gbs and use ROKO device my wife bought thru Amazon.
We do not do streaming everyday, but we do watch some shows on ROKO monthly/weekly.
__________________
2018 Road Warrior 427/2016 golf cart (gas)
2017 Ram 3500 w/Aisin w/4:10
2 Dachshunds DJ (RIP 9-12-19) & Joey (RIP 5-14-21)
hamm2018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 07:59 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,529
Here is the instruction webpage for the Winegard WF2-35B. There are multiple manuals and videos.

https://winegard.com/index.php/suppo...runs-with-togo

Here is the installation and start up functions.

https://d38mfwkkxtsm2m.cloudfront.ne...ts/2452432.pdf

You need to install the Winegard application on your tablet as per instructions. The instructions say the WF2 already has an ATT sim card in it. Going through the steps will activate the sim card.

There are support phone numbers and a "chat" function, even a special ATT phone number.
__________________
Paul Bristol
Kodiak Cub 176RD
Nissan Pathfinder 2015
Persistent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 08:12 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 193
https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/


The above site provides one with a non biased view of what is available in both hardware & data plans. Also provides discussions on the technology.



There are a variety of cellular modems available which will enable you to stream media to your TV's. The difficulty most people have is finding a data plan that is compatible with the hardware you are using.



As others have advised, it's normally easier to go to your cellular providers web site, and validate that the IMEI of your device is workable with the data only plan (not a cellular phone plan) you select. SIM card arrives in a day or two. Follow the instructions to insert it into your device & you should be up & running.


Good luck!
lemodrop9344 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rust



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beyond Frustrated mikemc53 Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 11-22-2020 12:00 PM
Frustrated trying to figure out what I could tow w/my 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac JFL Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 6 02-12-2006 10:54 AM
Frustrated Puting Up Tri-Pod Satellite Receiver and Solution Gordon MH-General Discussions & Problems 14 07-28-2005 10:13 AM
Frustrated Putting Up Satellite Dish - And The Fix Gordon 5th Wheel Discussion 2 03-14-2005 08:48 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.