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Old 03-13-2014, 07:31 AM   #1
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Pay As You Go Wireless Internet

Does anyone know of a pay-as-you-go wireless internet service? Not for my phone, but for internet access.

The CG I spend better than 85% of my time offers DSL to the site cheaper than I can get any wireless internet service. What I need is wireless internet for the other 15% of the time. I don't want to rely on campground wifi and is generally is less than desirable. The CG where we spend summer could care less about WiFi. They have it, but on a good day about the only thing you can do is connect to it, but it is so slow. I have heard other campers say it goes down for days at a time. They just don't care about it. The only problem is that it is the nicest CG in the area.
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I have just tried Straight Talk Hotspot ( Walmart - you buy unit -$90 and than buy time by the month. Worked good where I had a good telephone signal and not so good when out of range. For me it looks good when on the road
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Here is the information that I have about internet while on the road. I am sure there are more sites to look thru for information but this is what I have:
http://changingears.com/rv-sec-in-touch-internet.shtml
http://www.jackdanmayer.com/communication.htm
http://www.internetanywhere.us/home.html
http://www.mobileinternetsatellite.com/Index.html?expandable=0
http://www.rv-satellite-internet.com/Choose_a_Satellite_Internet_Provider.html
http://www.highspeedsat.com/
http://www.datastormusers.com/rvsatinternet.cfm – MotoSat is now closed, but there is still information available
http://www.bigrigcentral.com/big-rig-satellite.html
http://dmbruss.com/zFullTimeLifeStyle/FTLS_StayingConnected.htm
http://www.exede.com/ - Thom called and several people on the phone said yes they are now doing RV and mobile satellite internet. Others have emailed them and they emailed back with a no so double check …....
http://www.autonetmobile.com/
http://millenicom.com/ and/or http://www.dslreports.com/forum/millenicom
http://www.groundcontrol.com/ - expensive but supposed to be the best
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If you have a smart phone, I don't see why you couldn't just use it as a wireless hotspot.

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Milleicom. 80 dollars a month for 20GB on the Verizon network and no contract
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Milleicom. 80 dollars a month for 20GB on the Verizon network and no contract
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Millenicom

it's $70/month PLUS
Initial charges require $99.99 device purchase fee, $49.99 activation fee and $15.00 shipping fee as well as the prorated balance of the first month service fee.
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I'll check into those links. I'm looking for something that I can use only when I am traveling somewhere. If i can use DSL at my primary CG for $20/month and higher speed (my Verizon where I am at has 3G and Verizon will not confirm nor deny if they will ever put 4G where I am). So why have wireless internet for 50 bucks or more when I can have higher speed for less.

Only when I leave here for 2 or 3 months will I need something on the road.

While I have a smartphone now, I am going to switch to Consumer Cellular in the fall and going back to a flip [dumb] phone.
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We use Virgin broadband to go there MIFI device is about $60.00 and you can buy service by the day or the month, no contract, at present 1.5 GB $25.00 or 6 GB for $55.00
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Virgin: $55/mon for 6 GB
Verizon: $150/mon for 20 GB
Millenicom (which uses Verizon's network): $70/mon for 20 GB

Do the math.
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just received a flyer from hughesnet, $50/mo with 10mps download speed and 10gb data.
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Travel w/ hughesnet?

What is involved with Hugesnet internet for travel in an RV?
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What is involved with Hugesnet internet for travel in an RV?
The HughesNET CountryFit is talking about is HughesNET Gen4 satellite service -- which is NOT available for RVs. Gen4 is for fixed household locations, not mobile.

The "HughesNET" available for RVs used to be sold by Motosat which went out of business. However, there are RVers who still use Motosat portable and automatic dishes for Internet service. I have a Motosat portable dish which I keep "just in case" my cell data plans are cut off. To learn more, see www.datastormusers.com.
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We use a Verizon Jet Pack, $15. a week or $60. a month, no contract. We don't have smart phones, just old fashion laptop. 3G and 4G too.
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The HughesNET CountryFit is talking about is HughesNET Gen4 satellite service -- which is NOT available for RVs. Gen4 is for fixed household locations, not mobile.

The "HughesNET" available for RVs used to be sold by Motosat which went out of business. However, there are RVers who still use Motosat portable and automatic dishes for Internet service. I have a Motosat portable dish which I keep "just in case" my cell data plans are cut off. To learn more, see www.datastormusers.com.
You are right - the flyer was for a home installation... on my roof there is a direcway dish but i have never used it. there was no receiver when i bought the coach so don't know how it worked. at one time i wanted to take it down but changed mind so now keeping there in case i need it someday.
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