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Old 10-10-2016, 04:38 PM   #31
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I am surprised nobody has Consumer Cellular. It is an AT&T reseller that lets you raise and lower your voice and data plans each month. I bought my own phone, put in the AT&T chip and had Consumer Cellular port over my phone number, etc from Verizon. They even have a hotspot you can purchase and use for traveling. Works great. I found Verizon very expensive and just not worth it for me.
I thought about it but can't get a decent connection with AT&T even at home.
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:41 PM   #32
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We have AT&T because it works the best where we live, and our old shared data plan (4GB) is less than $100 for two smartphones. While out on the road this summer, it was fine for most of the trip (iPhone 5C) but rural MN and WI it was useless. There were a few nights in campgrounds where we wanted to call friends but couldn't. We're actually thinking about trying a Verizon Go Phone from someplace like Walmart. We'll get to try out a new carrier, and they have the whole phone and such in one package that starts at something like $30 for a flip type phone. You can add data and minutes on prepaid cards from there. We've got to have data, though, if for nothing else to check out unplanned stop campgrounds and local restaurants.
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:01 PM   #33
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:03 PM   #34
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I am surprised nobody has Consumer Cellular. It is an AT&T reseller that lets you raise and lower your voice and data plans each month. I bought my own phone, put in the AT&T chip and had Consumer Cellular port over my phone number, etc from Verizon. They even have a hotspot you can purchase and use for traveling. Works great. I found Verizon very expensive and just not worth it for me.
I see their ads in TV Guide, but have never really checked them out.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:22 PM   #35
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:41 AM   #36
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Hello Jon
thank you for your informative posts.
We are looking to get an antenna for a weBoost 4G-X cell phone signal amplifier. WeBoost sells this as part of a kit for trucks,
https://store.weboost.ca/products/we...-truck-edition
It comes with an omnidirectional antenna with similar capabilities to the Boat Ant you installed. I wondered if you could look at this and give an opinion on whether ETI would be able to install this Antenna on a forth coming 2017 19.
Any thoughts you have time to share would be appreciated
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:26 AM   #37
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We are with Telus here in Canada, which uses (at least used to) the Verison network in the US. I have had pretty darn good reception most everywhere I go, with just a few dead spots.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:47 AM   #38
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Hello Jon
thank you for your informative posts.
We are looking to get an antenna for a weBoost 4G-X cell phone signal amplifier. WeBoost sells this as part of a kit for trucks,
https://store.weboost.ca/products/we...-truck-edition
It comes with an omnidirectional antenna with similar capabilities to the Boat Ant you installed. I wondered if you could look at this and give an opinion on whether ETI would be able to install this Antenna on a forth coming 2017 19.
Any thoughts you have time to share would be appreciated
Barry
I'm not familiar with the product, but the few times I've contacted Wilson, they have been very helpful answering questions. If it is a 2 antenna system, I would be concerned about the isolation without the steel roof in most vehicles. I'd ask Wilson about the feasibility of installing it in a fiberglass trailer.

If it can be installed in a fiberglass trailer, I suspect Escape can do it...
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:09 PM   #39
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On the recent cross country trip to acquire Prairie Schooner, I was dismayed with both the cell phone and the truck's internet reception. The truck's issue is not that important but my T-Mobile with the iPhone 6 was really sporadic. No service or third party towers were abundant on the other side of the Mississippi. This was my first cross country trip with both TMobile and the iPhone 6.
Well I went to T-Mobile yesterday and they were aware of the problem. They said that they allow third party providers to use their towers in exchange for using their towers in other areas. So roaming is not an issue.
Reception with the IPhone 6 is poor. It seems to be an Apple problem which was fixed with the iPhone 6S which came out last year. TMobile will trade my phone for a $60 fee and give me the IPhone 6S. I still owe $300 on the old phone which they will forgive and drop the price on the new phone so that my payments will drop $5/month but I now owe them $550 for the new phone. They also guarantee better reception or my money back.

Am I being taken for a ride here or is the new iPhone 6S that much better in reception than the first IPhone 6? Anyone with this phone, please let me know your thoughts, thank you,
Hi Jim,

On our x-country trip we took along a Galaxy S7 w/Verizon and a Canadian data/call plan. I must say I was really impressed with the availability throughout the trip.

Data worked almost everywhere, and voice, other than dropped calls while driving(worked while stopped) in N CA/SW OR on 101, worked almost everywhere as well.

I can't speak about T-Mobile & iPhone 6 vs 6s, but that was our experience
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Thanks for the responses, I have switched to Consumer Cellular and they use Verizon's towers, so we will see. No contract, so we will see.
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