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Old 12-03-2020, 06:59 PM   #1
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Short Term Internet access

We'll be in our RV for a few months as the kids are finishing online school and am wondering about options for short term internet access. Is there a company out there that will allow for a 3-4 month subscirption/service? We currently do not subscribe to any services for tv or internet when we are RVing.
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Old 12-03-2020, 09:50 PM   #2
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We'll be in our RV for a few months as the kids are finishing online school and am wondering about options for short term internet access. Is there a company out there that will allow for a 3-4 month subscirption/service? We currently do not subscribe to any services for tv or internet when we are RVing.
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Walmart. Buy a AT&T temp phone for I think $69, a Sim card for I think $10 and then buy a prepaid, unlimited data card for $65/mo. The phone cost and sim card is a one time fee. Then you pay the $65/mo. for unlimited data as you need it. I believe I got the cost right but it may vary a little depending on the options you choose. But here's the deal. Once you buy these 3 things you can use them as you need them. So lets say you bought them but now you don't need them for awhile. You keep the phone and stash it away. Then lets say you need internet service again in 6 months or so. Go back to Walmart, buy another new sim card for $10 to replace the original one, then a new prepaid data card for $65 for another months worth of unlimited data service. This is also a great way to have a back up internet service in areas where your normal internet provider doesn't cover your area. It's really a great deal for a temporary service. Go to Walmart and find out the latest details.

I learned this tip from a guy who runs a youtube channel when he was in Maine where internet service can be tough to get out in the wilderness. He's got some great tips for FTers on his channel.
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Old 12-04-2020, 01:23 AM   #3
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Walmart. Buy a AT&T temp phone for I think $69, a Sim card for I think $10 and then buy a prepaid, unlimited data card for $65/mo. The phone cost and sim card is a one time fee. Then you pay the $65/mo. for unlimited data as you need it. I believe I got the cost right but it may vary a little depending on the options you choose. But here's the deal. Once you buy these 3 things you can use them as you need them. So lets say you bought them but now you don't need them for awhile. You keep the phone and stash it away. Then lets say you need internet service again in 6 months or so. Go back to Walmart, buy another new sim card for $10 to replace the original one, then a new prepaid data card for $65 for another months worth of unlimited data service. This is also a great way to have a back up internet service in areas where your normal internet provider doesn't cover your area. It's really a great deal for a temporary service. Go to Walmart and find out the latest details.

I learned this tip from a guy who runs a youtube channel when he was in Maine where internet service can be tough to get out in the wilderness. He's got some great tips for FTers on his channel.
https://www.youtube.com/RVstreet

I looked it over on Walmartdotcom, the $65 unlimited att plan does not include any hotspot data, so you would have to do all your internet work on the phone. The $75 unlimited att plan from Walmart includes 10 GB of hotspot data which isn't very much. Please let me know if there's more to this then I'm seeing. Alternatively, Cricket wireless which is an Att subsidiary and uses Att cell towers has a $90 data only 100GB per month plan with no annual contracts that has been endorsed as a decent plan in 2020 by the Mobile Internet Resource Center. You would need to use this plan on a MiFi hotspot or mobile hotspot router.
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Old 12-04-2020, 01:39 PM   #4
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Visible is a non subscription service running on the Verizonwireless 4G LTE network, unlimited Hotspot for $40/mo or ls low as $25/mo with their Party Play

Visible Plans

Party Play

Nomad Internet is another month to month prepaid service

Nonad Internet Plans
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Depending where you are will dictate coverage! Visible for sure is a pretty good deal and easy switch on and off. You might need a back up other provider network depending where you are planning to be. Check out the coverage maps in the areas you are targeting to be and see which ones offer the best coverage.

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Visible works pretty good for me

$25 for the service & about $75 for a phone
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The OP said he has kids that are finishing online school. I thought Visable only hotspots to one device at a time. How will the kids do their online studies all at the same time, each using their own device? What other technology is needed for the OP to use Visable for multiple devices? I might need to know myself if I ever loose the Verizon Legacy PulP.
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