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Old 03-06-2020, 12:08 PM   #29
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TechWriter thanks for the information. Perhaps because I travel mostly in small and often isolated towns in the West, my experience with park wifi was probably not as good as yours but I did not measure and record speeds. In my experience 12 to 3pm is a pretty light use time for wifi, and 8-11am and 4 to 10 pm would measure much slower. Still, I think your basic point if right--most of the time there will be usable park wifi at the right time of day in most parks. In state, federal and city/county parks there usually will be no wifi. It is really an issue of how much/often internet you want and how much you are wiling to pay for it.
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Just be cognizant that you sucking all that data is screwing everyone else trying to use that cell tower.
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:03 PM   #31
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Put Hughes net 5G on your coach.
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:04 PM   #32
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Wait for Starlink

$80/month for good speed from anywhere using a small flat antenna. Space X tried to launch 60 mire satellites, but had a launch problem with 1 sec to go on a Falcon booster on its 5th reuse. Only 12,000 satellites minus a few hundred already launched.
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:10 PM   #33
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Put Hughes net 5G on your coach.
5g is currently only in major metro areas
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:17 PM   #34
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Wifi access for the RV

Has anyone used the data service offered by the FMCA? I'd love to know how well that works. Economically, it seems geared to full-timers.
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:26 PM   #35
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We have recently acquired our motorhome that has WiFi ranger. Have not used it as yet. Was hoping this will help in similar situations.
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:48 PM   #36
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Try fmca sprint plan

Have had the FMCA Sprint plan for well over a year. The only time it slows down is due to tower location. Otherwise we can stream 2 shows at once with no problem and no limits.

We do not have a plan at home, just use it here just like on the road. That way we do not pay for service when we are gone 4.5 months like last year.

I do have some problems at home, but we are in a valley outside of Albuquerque, NM (USA)*. Also our new home is stucco and the wire mesh acts like a Faraday cage. Our weboost helps overcome this.

* Our license plates say New Mexico USA for all the idiots out there that think we are from another country.
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If you travel out west or in the 12 western states you will need all that , a Wilson cell amp, thicker antenna and possible 2 cell phones by different providers. Was full time for 9 years and found that rv park WiFi service sucks, cell phone signals suck and probably satellite internet and phone should be considered.
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You need to access Mobile Internet Resource Center to get the best, and latest information. https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/

Boosters can be confusing, and difficult to install properly. This site will give you information on best plans and equipment. One thing I learned from them was that they found that a dual pole directional antenna hooked directly into my Verizon Hotspot could achieve just as good a signal as a booster - as long as the directional antenna is properly aimed. But they can give you lots of other advice as we well. .
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A common problem

It's quite a shocker coming from lightning fast and reliable cable wifi in my home to very spotty wifi on the road. After much research and headache I found that using my cellular hotspot on my iPhone is as good as I can hope for and still afford. I upgraded my Verizon contract to unlimited data for about $30 per month. That gives me connectivity through my laptop and my phone and my iPad. It's a frustrating setup because of how slow it moves, but I do get video streaming. Trying to use the wifi the campgrounds offer is a frustrating waste of time.
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