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wa8yxm

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Posted: 07/20/20 03:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok changed locations today (I mentioned that where I was T-Mobile phone gave me like 50-60 Mbps download but I was lucky to get 20 out of the Sprint MI-Fi from FMCA Tech connect.

Well The MI-Fi just broke 60 Mbps where Im parked. that is 6 megabytes per second

Sprint and T-mobile have merged But it seems the towers have yet to merge.

FMCA Tech Connect is 50 bucks plus 50/month (Slightly rounded)


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Posted: 07/20/20 07:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AT&T never sold Wi-Fi
They do sell hotspots data plans
AT&T SIM CARD in your Windguard uses Cellular data connection to provide you with a local in RV Wi-Fi network
You need a new data plan from AT&T or T-Mobile


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Posted: 07/20/20 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AT&T never sold Wi-Fi
They do sell hotspots data plans
AT&T SIM CARD in your Winegard uses Cellular data connection to provide you with a local in RV Wi-Fi network
You need a new data plan from AT&T or T-Mobile

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I am also looking for the most economical option to replace my now obsolete "too good to be true" AT&T plan for TOGO. Cricket Data plan does look the most promising cost wise but since the 100gb cost is more than our Florida sticks/brick plan, I would want to only purchase this for mobile internet by the month for when we travel or are Up North. But I am told that any 30+ day service interruption requires new Sim card to reactivate, Arghhh!

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MrWizard wrote:

AT&T never sold Wi-Fi


NOT TRUE.
For many years I was an AT&T internet subscriber and if I stopped into say a McDonalds I was able to log in to AT&T WI-Fi for free and use it there.... This was before McD's started paying for it.

So they did sell Wi-Fi. Same with several other Hot Spots. T-mobile also had a "Hot-spot" program and if I was in the right spot I could log into T-Mobile's internet via Wi-Fi. NO Cellular device needed in either case.

However most of those hotspots are not provided by the Store free now

At McD's originally AT&T log in got me faster speeds and no time out timer. McD's log in timed out. as (been about a decade)

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You can call it what you want
But it was supplied to MacD and places like Starbucks or a college campus
Not sold to individuals as Wi-Fi service
Institutional not public
Not a subscription Wi-Fi service

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Look at visible.com. Join a 4 person group $25 a month Verizon service, pick a phone use it as a hot spot or tether it to a mobile router, that’s how we do it


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Posted: 08/24/20 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In the past, if you had AT&T phone service, a faster than McDonalds WiFi service was available at many of their facilities. Don't know if the service still exists.


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Another vote for Visible from Verizon at $25 for unlimited LTE data. I moved our Visible phone SIM to a Verizon 7730L Jetpack that doesn't have the 1 user limit that the Visible phones do. We also have a grandfathered AT&T Mobley Connected Car unlimited data plan with the SIM installed in a Netgear Unite Explore hotspot. Everywhere we've been one or the other has worked well and we've never been without service. Our recently installed aimable dual antenna MIMO setup has gotten us even better speeds so far.


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I was hoping to utilize the Togo Device since it has worked well for us, in addition to buying more time before making additional hardware investment prior to a stronger 5g
Industry presence. Looks like the mifi 8800l is the latest Verizon jet pack @200$. Can you start and stop service with Visible without penalty?

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