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Old 11-26-2020, 07:57 AM   #1
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When using FMCA Tech Connect (sprint) unlimited, when watching movies internet etc does anyone have any problem with this system?
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No problem if signal is strong. I have found that with the exception of one location the Verizon MiFi is 4 times faster than Sprint. The one time they were almost equal. I use an APP on my iPhone to test speed. Some APPS want to charge. The one I use is Opensignal.
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What sort of problems?
You will, of course, need a reasonably fast download speed. Check yours using the Speedtest site or app. You'll want better than 2Mbps download for decent streaming.
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No problem if signal is strong.
Cellular signals are digital. Over a very broad range, like a factor of more than 10,000, the speed of your connection is virtually independent of signal strength. The idea that signal strength and speed (or quality) are related is a remnant from the days when the rule of thumb for analog signals was "the stronger the better!" With digital signals, if the signal is strong enough to get decent reception, making it stronger won't make it better.
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The downside to the plan is its use of Sprint and so in many parts of the country a signal may not be available. Verizon provides the best geographic coverage and the best chance for getting a usable signal is with them.

There are online sources for cell tower locations and they also provide the cell providers that have transmitters on them. If the cell towers near a camping area do not have a Sprint transmitter then you are out of luck.
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