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Old 07-21-2020, 04:44 PM   #1
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Need help finding fast reliable internet

Hello everyone,
so we have an "unlimited" Verizon mifi that is throttled to 600kbps after the first 15gb, anyone knows that 15gb is pretty much worthless in this day and age. Along with that most RV parks don't have fast and reliable enough service to perform downloads or gaming online.
I have found a few things that supposedly would work and are unlimited like

Unlimitedville and theRVITguy, but I do not want to spend the 400+ dollars on something that would end up like the mifi.
does anyone have any insight on solid internet that you can stream, download and game online?
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Visible.com is the best bang for the buck at $25 per month. OK for streaming and downloading but wouldn't work for gamming.

Check this loooong thread. Skip to post #10 for starters.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f53/40-month-unlimited-internet-interested-442091.html
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We tried visible and dropped it due to slow speed. We are now using AT&T unlimited and not throttled through mobile must haves. You can choose Verizon or AT&T or a combination of both. 120 for AT&T, 150 for Verizon, 250 for both. In the last four months we have had no issues, and are very happy. We cut the cord and stream everything we watch.
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My opinion is that cellular is the way to go. And, yes, it can get expensive. You kind of get what you pay for and the cellular companies know that.

We have 2 phones on a family plan with 30G each. When we get throttled (I think at around 22G) we switch to the other phone. We don't stream; that seems like an impossibility without going broke.
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Every now a then a provider will run a special on an unlimited hotspot data plan. We pay $65/mo for unlimited data through our Verizon hotspot. They claim they'll only throttle if the network you happen to be on at that time is heavily congested. Who knows if Verizon or AT&T or whoever will run another special like this, but if they do you can be sure someone will post about it on this forum.
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I have 3 unlimited data plans. One is the AT&T Mobley plan which I have had for a couple years. I got a T Mobile plan through OTR Mobile - works very well. I then also have a Verizon plan through PagePlus. Bought the SIM on eBay and then activated through PagePlus. AT&T is $23. T Mobile is $75. PagePlus is $50.
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Satelite Broad Band

You are correct. Don't buy anything that is a dedicated single system device.

Over the next two years at least two new "cover the world" broadband satellite systems will come on-line. They will start out expensive ($80/mo). I presume prices will drop over the years. I have no idea how the plan details will work.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
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How will they overcome latency issues with satellite? Audio communications requires less than 200 ms latency and current satellite is 500+...
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How will they overcome latency issues with satellite? Audio communications requires less than 200 ms latency and current satellite is 500+...
These new satellite systems will all be in "low earth orbit"(LEO), rather than in the >22,000 mile orbits of exiting geosynchronous satellites. It's the distance to the satellite that causes the long latency users get with existing satellite systems. The speed of light is incredibly fast, but it's not instantaneous.

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I have 3 unlimited data plans. One is the AT&T Mobley plan which I have had for a couple years. I got a T Mobile plan through OTR Mobile - works very well. I then also have a Verizon plan through PagePlus. Bought the SIM on eBay and then activated through PagePlus. AT&T is $23. T Mobile is $75. PagePlus is $50.
Curious if you're still using the Pageplus plan with the Ebay sim card?? If so, are you able to stream greater than 480P?
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