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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. Today, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By tetranz
I think it was just de-ranking. I'm not getting...

I think it was just de-ranking. I'm not getting onto the Russia debate here but in general, results need to be ranked by an algorithm. Most people want the most useful results to be near the top....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-19-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By tetranz
Don't forget that any converter is going to need...

Don't forget that any converter is going to need a remote control to scan for and change channels etc since it's really an inline TV tuner.

Hopefully you can combine that and the TV control into...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-18-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By tetranz
HDMI and coax are for different things. Coax...

HDMI and coax are for different things. Coax carries the received signal but HDMI carries video and audio. When you use HDMI, your TV is just acting as a fancy video monitor and not as a television...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-18-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By tetranz
I guess that's strictly true but Visible is not...

I guess that's strictly true but Visible is not the perfect answer. Data on the phone is never throttled but it certainly gets deprioritized which can be quite slow. The new $45 plan has 50 GB of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-16-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By tetranz
Getting a bit off topic I guess but if we're...

Getting a bit off topic I guess but if we're talking about routers in general, for what it's worth, I'm very happy with my new Cudy LT18.
...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-13-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By tetranz
Audible which is owned by Amazon is of course the...

Audible which is owned by Amazon is of course the big one but ...

The public library and archive.org suggestions above are good.

I'm a member of https://libro.fm. It has most of what Audible...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-06-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,348
Posted By tetranz
Boosters obviously work judging by the number of...

Boosters obviously work judging by the number of happy reports.

I think the two most important things are:

They must be installed properly. The external and internal antennas must be separated...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-03-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By tetranz
It sounds fine to connect the TV device to 5 GHz...

It sounds fine to connect the TV device to 5 GHz and phone to 2 GHz but I doubt if it makes much difference. You're either getting a good Wi-Fi signal or you're not.

If you're having problems...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-28-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By tetranz
I can't help with how to install a VPN in the...

I can't help with how to install a VPN in the King device but I can add couple of points:

Lots of the services like ExpressVPN etc might not work with Hulu etc. The content providers don't want...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-25-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,496
Posted By tetranz
This announcement is quite exciting but it's low...

This announcement is quite exciting but it's low bandwidth. I think it's primarily for text messages. It's no use to RVers in the middle of nowhere trying to watch Hulu but it might let you get an...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-24-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 358,165
Posted By tetranz
I just moved from Visible to US Mobile. I'm not...

I just moved from Visible to US Mobile. I'm not using the phone as an internet connection these days so this will do for now.

The US Mobile procedure to activate and port the number was really...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-24-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 358,165
Posted By tetranz
Nobody seems to know what will happen when the...

Nobody seems to know what will happen when the old plan disappears and you're forced onto the new. I've been watching https://www.reddit.com/r/Visible/ and haven't seen anyone report an answer to the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-23-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 358,165
Posted By tetranz
Oh geez sorry to hear that. I've actually been...

Oh geez sorry to hear that. I've actually been pretty happy with Visible but it can sure be frustrating at times.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-23-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 358,165
Posted By tetranz
I guess that's what I should have done. :) I...

I guess that's what I should have done. :) I moved the Visible SIM to an old iPhone6s which is compatible, logged into my account and it immediately saw the different phone. I tried to upgrade but...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-22-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By tetranz
It's hard to suggest much without knowing how...

It's hard to suggest much without knowing how much data you need.

Not locked into a monthly plan suggests prepaid although I guess there is no real issue signing up for a post paid plan and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-21-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By tetranz
Norcold often not igniting on propane.

Hi all

I have a Norcold N822RT that often will not ignite on propane. It sparks away for 20 seconds or so and then gives up with F for fault on the display. It works fine on AC electric.

I had...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-18-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 358,165
Posted By tetranz
A source of confusion is what phones will be...

A source of confusion is what phones will be compatible after the change.

Because of the state of my account around party plans (described above) I thought I would do it now, pay another $5 and...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-18-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 358,165
Posted By tetranz
The new "Welcome Unlimited" plan is only $30 if...

The new "Welcome Unlimited" plan is only $30 if you get four lines. For one line it's $65. It also has no hotspot data at all. Visible will be $30 for one line.

The unlimited hotspot on Visible is...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-17-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By tetranz
This is my solution for the technically inclined....

This is my solution for the technically inclined.

https://wirelessjoint.com/viewtopic.php?p=14632#p14632

I haven't really used it much but I did a few weeks ago when we were away in the RV and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-08-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By tetranz
Quickuc, if you change your mind on Galveston: ...

Quickuc, if you change your mind on Galveston:

We've been staying on and off with family for about two years in Kingwood which is in the northeast, on the edge of the city of Houston but of course...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-08-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By tetranz
We just returned from KOA Galveston Island...

We just returned from KOA Galveston Island yesterday. It was good for us. We'll probably go back some time. We were just there to enjoy a break but I know what you mean. It's probably not a great...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 08-05-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
Reduction of carbon emissions is the spinoff...

Reduction of carbon emissions is the spinoff benefit, especially for future generations.
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 08-05-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
Anyone who thinks fossil fuels are not subsidized...

Anyone who thinks fossil fuels are not subsidized is fooling themself.

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/fossil-fuels-received-5-9-trillion-in-subsidies-in-2020-report-finds

The fossil fuel...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-03-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By tetranz
We're finally getting to use our RV. This week...

We're finally getting to use our RV. This week we're at KOA in Galveston, TX.

I connected briefly to the free park Wi-Fi and it was slow, about 5 Mbps. The weird thing is that they have lots of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-28-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By tetranz
Your biggest issue is probably how much data the...

Your biggest issue is probably how much data the hotspot plan allows each month. You can easily burn up hundreds of GB if you're streaming lots of TV.
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-28-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
Here are the authors of one of their latest...

Here are the authors of one of their latest reports.

https://apps.ipcc.ch/report/authors/report.authors.php?q=36&p=

Are you really saying that these people were told what conclusions they...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-27-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
Please give us a recent example. I'm looking...

Please give us a recent example.

I'm looking for you to point to a recent report or paper from a qualified scientist who concludes that human activities are affecting the climate in a bad way...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-27-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By tetranz
I've had Visible for over two years and it...

I've had Visible for over two years and it doesn't seem to be that way now, at least for me.

I originally got it for an old iPhone. Activated with the app etc but moved the SIM to a different...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-21-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,157
Posted By tetranz
One of the issues with making contact is that we...

One of the issues with making contact is that we not only somehow need to connect in space but also in time.

There are certainly theories that civilizations come and go. They eventually destroy...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-21-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,157
Posted By tetranz
That's not true. It might be very unlikely but it...

That's not true. It might be very unlikely but it is not impossible.

I remember a TED talk where someone went through a calculation of probabilities. I don't recall it all but he started with an...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-17-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,918
Posted By tetranz
I think you mean 20 Mbps, not 20 gig. The...

I think you mean 20 Mbps, not 20 gig.

The $59.99 deal is limited to 12 Mbps. You can increase that to 25 Mbps for an extra $5 per month.

Those speeds are caps, not guarantee but if it's...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-17-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
It looks looks the British equivalent is just as...

It looks looks the British equivalent is just as bad.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/common-misconceptions-about-electric-vehicles/common-misconceptions-about-electric-vehicles

Why...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-15-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By tetranz
I bought a Pepwave router from them almost two...

I bought a Pepwave router from them almost two years ago. I somewhat regret that now but that's another story, not the fault of MMH or Pepwave.

I bought an AT&T plan from them via their "data...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-12-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
"Major fluctuations" suggests that you're...

"Major fluctuations" suggests that you're thinking about the magnitude of previous changes.

Another very important metric is the rate of change. Without that we're missing a key piece of...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-12-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
How do you know that there has been ice ages...

How do you know that there has been ice ages before?
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-12-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
Wow. That's a lot.

Wow. That's a lot.
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-12-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
What would be your guess at the the percentage of...

What would be your guess at the the percentage of qualified scientists who hold that opinion?
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-12-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
When do you predict that will happen?

When do you predict that will happen?
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-12-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
Yeah that's good, we've had that sort of...

Yeah that's good, we've had that sort of geothermal in New Zealand where I'm from for many decades too but that's not really the same thing.

I'm talking about when you go deep enough, you can get...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-12-2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,470
Posted By tetranz
Maybe but another one that doesn't seem to get...

Maybe but another one that doesn't seem to get enough attention is large scale geothermal.
...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-09-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By tetranz
Well ... sort of. See the June 2nd update on that...

Well ... sort of. See the June 2nd update on that page.

"Submitting a change of address will be required, and that the new location must be approved to be eligible for service."
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-07-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,918
Posted By tetranz
I'll be interested to know if it slows down much...

I'll be interested to know if it slows down much when you get to 100 GB.

That will obviously depend on where you are and time of day etc but we might be able to get a general idea of how much it...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-07-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,918
Posted By tetranz
It's nice to know that the 25 Mbps for $64.99...

It's nice to know that the 25 Mbps for $64.99 option is available now although it's not mentioned in the FMCA website yet.

I still think that if this is a genuine deal that the FMCA has negotiated...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-02-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By tetranz
I've seen at least one person on the LTE Hacks...

I've seen at least one person on the LTE Hacks Facebook group say that he has put many Calyx SIMs in other / better devices over several years and has never had a problem. I think he has a business...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-30-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By tetranz
Wow that's good news. I wonder how well it's...

Wow that's good news.

I wonder how well it's really going to work. Unless they build terrestrial repeaters, it's hard to see it working well in a dense urban environment among tall buildings and...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-29-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,918
Posted By tetranz
Maybe you're right but I'm not going to assume...

Maybe you're right but I'm not going to assume that without proof. Maybe they really have done a deal with AT&T.

This forum post from FMCA staff uses the words "The contract AT&T and FMCA has..."...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-28-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,918
Posted By tetranz
It is officially limited to 12 Mbps according to...

It is officially limited to 12 Mbps according to the post faiello quoted above although I'm not sure that was made clear at the beginning. It will never by faster than that but it looks like they're...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-26-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,555
Posted By tetranz
I can see both sides to this. Of course it's true...

I can see both sides to this. Of course it's true that the customer ultimately pays for everything whether it's listed on the invoice or not. The only number that really matters is the final amount...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-26-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,918
Posted By tetranz
That sounds like it has "stream saver" enabled...

That sounds like it has "stream saver" enabled which a lot of AT&T plans have.

I'm just idly speculating but this and other reports makes me wonder if it's the "Up to 12Mbps" version of this:
...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-22-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By tetranz
They know which tower you're hitting which...

They know which tower you're hitting which narrows it down to a relatively small radius.
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