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Old 10-23-2021, 10:12 PM   #1
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Looking for a simple solution for WiFi, basically for our laptop instead of the hotspot on our phones. I looked into Verizon’s “Orbit Speed “
as a fix but the reviews were so-so.
Any other products someone would recommend.
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Old 10-23-2021, 11:22 PM   #2
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I have Verizon phone service so 3 years ago I bought a Verizon MiFi with unlimited Internet. And it's real unlimited Internet not the supposedly unlimited 20 gigs a month, and after that your throttled so slow you can barely check your email. I've been very happy with this MiFi plan that I'm on now, and as a fulltimer I use all the data I want every month and I've never had any problems with it.

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Looking for a simple solution for WiFi, basically for our laptop instead of the hotspot on our phones. I looked into Verizon’s “Orbit Speed “
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Any other products someone would recommend.
The answer to your question is not so simple, It depends on how you intend to use it. Are you just checking emails? Are you streaming? Are you downloading or uploading video or pictures? It all boils down to how much data do you need and how fast do you need it.

We are full time and I need reliable reasonably fast internet. As a result I have an AT&T hot spot from OTR Mobile which is unlimited subject to network management, a Verizon hotspot, and a T-Mobile hotspot with a grandfathered Bing On plan.

For areas with weak cell signals I have a We-Boost with an external antenna.

If we are in a campground with good WiFi I will use that with a VPN.

I have found rvmobileinternet.com to be an invaluable source of information. They have a great deal of information that can be accessed without subscribing, but I think the subscription is worth the expense. They will also, for a fee, provide a one on one consultation.
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Old 10-24-2021, 05:50 AM   #4
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If you are a FMCA model, I would suggest you try their MIFI device. Very fast and you can connect unlimited devices to it without degradation.

It is thru T-Mobile. This morning, I am getting 59 MBS download and 16 MBS upload speed. It also down not throttle you down if you use it.

$49.99 per month
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I just started with the FMCA MiFi program. WiFi is delivered through T-Mobile. Previously, I was using a Verizon Hot Spot and also the WiFi through my phone.

FMCA is only $49.99 per month, no extra charges.
FMCA is unlimited with no throttling.
FMCA is Fast. I measure over 60mbs consistently.
T-Mobile has recently acquired sprint. They have done a great job with coverage and staying on top of technology.

The device I received is a T-Mobile InSeego M2000, which is a 5G MiFi. I am getting better reception, faster speeds and at a lower price than through Verizon.
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You might check out this lengthy thread. I can attest the dish Bob speaks of works very well. I’ve used it for several months. We stream video and use an iPad and laptop wirelessly simultaneously, using a router. The dish costs only $50.


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Looking for a simple solution for WiFi, basically for our laptop instead of the hotspot on our phones. I looked into Verizon’s “Orbit Speed “
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Any other products someone would recommend.
FMCA has a $49/mo sprint/T-Mobile hot spot. Unlimited data. We have had it for several months. Used it on trips from So Cal to Alabama and back. Now here in So Cal. Very good coverage all the time. Device will work on 5G also. Great speed. We work from our coach and are now full timing in it.

HIGHLY recommend it. Jeff
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FMCA has a $49/mo sprint/T-Mobile hot spot. Unlimited data. We have had it for several months. Used it on trips from So Cal to Alabama and back. Now here in So Cal. Very good coverage all the time. Device will work on 5G also. Great speed. We work from our coach and are now full timing in it.

HIGHLY recommend it. Jeff

X2. Great device with great speeds. I also use it at home and take it on non-rv trips. Very versatile, very happy with it. Can't get any simpler.



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Old 10-25-2021, 10:48 AM   #9
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Lots of options are available. I would encourage you to take a look at
https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/
to determine your various options.
The free part (you don't need to be a member) provides a lot of good information on what is available.
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I cancelled Dish TV and put Roku devices on my three TVs. Got Nomad unlimited internet, which provides internet for all TVs as well as laptops and phones. The service is truly unlimited high speed WIFI. A little pricey at $150.00 a month but it provides two services (TV and Internet access) in one. The hotspot will work anywhere. I use it for internet in my shop when we're not on the road.

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The service is truly unlimited high speed WIFI. A little pricey at $150.00 a month but it provides two services (TV and Internet access) in one.
With all due respect TV and Internet access are a "single service" and not two as you describe. When you are streaming video it is just data coming over the internet. It is indistinguishable from any other internet usage.
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With all due respect, I am fully aware that wifi is providing internet access for both services and that it is just "data coming over the internet". I assumed that in today's world, my RVing buddies would know that as well.

I was simply trying to point out that it allows one to have both TV and Internet services (email, browsing, etc.) without paying two separate bills. Perhaps I should've been more clear.
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I just started with the FMCA MiFi program. WiFi is delivered through T-Mobile. Previously, I was using a Verizon Hot Spot and also the WiFi through my phone.

FMCA is only $49.99 per month, no extra charges.
FMCA is unlimited with no throttling.
FMCA is Fast. I measure over 60mbs consistently.
T-Mobile has recently acquired sprint. They have done a great job with coverage and staying on top of technology.

The device I received is a T-Mobile InSeego M2000, which is a 5G MiFi. I am getting better reception, faster speeds and at a lower price than through Verizon.
Sadly, FMCA is no longer sending the InSeego M2000. Now you get either the Franklin T9 or Alcatel Linkzone 2. These devices do not support 5G.

Reference: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/pub...Matrix_TMO.pdf

The FMCA "deal" is no longer an option for us.
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Sadly, FMCA is no longer sending the InSeego M2000. Now you get either the Franklin T9 or Alcatel Linkzone 2. These devices do not support 5G.

Reference: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/pub...Matrix_TMO.pdf

The FMCA "deal" is no longer an option for us.
Have you found a better deal than FMCA 49.99 4G truly unlimited plans? I spent the last 4 years using 4G and was happy with the speeds.
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