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Jan 15 2012, 9:45 pm - Replied by: SuzAnt


Thanks, Cherie,

I just came back to this site to say nevermind....I found my answer....."We tried it out, and found the hotspot needed rebooting every 30 minutes. We returned it."   You beat me to it.   Sometimes I have to read this stuff about four times back and forth between your blog, 3Gstore, and Millenicom site to piece it all together and underrstand how it relates, but now I "get it," and think I have my answer.  I am going with the Millenicolm Advanced Plan.  The "no contract" will allow me to test it in a work situation before I buy the RV and find out I can't leave the driveway!  

I will continue to hold you and your family in my thoughts, and trust that everything is unfolding just as it should, and you find the ease and grace that you need to navigate through it.

Thanks again!
Suzanne
Jan 16 2012, 12:02 am - Replied by: Technomadia


That's exactly the decision we came to as well, Suzanne.  We went back to the Advanced 3G plan, taking reliability over speed for now.  And with no contract, upgrading when it proves to be more stable is left as an easy option. 

We've been on a 3G plan for most of our years on the road, and find it mostly allows us to get our work done. There will be places it's frustrating..  that's why there's wine and gorgeous views. :)

Best wishes,

 - Cherie 

Cherie and Chris / Technomads / www.technomadia.com
1961 GM 4106 - Vintage Bus
On the road since 2006 

Jan 16 2012, 3:34 am - Replied by: blars


I also have the millenicom advanced plan, and decieded to add an external antenna (amplifier purchased, but not installed yet). http://techno-viking.com/posts/cell-antenna/
Oct 23 2012, 5:41 pm - Replied by: Zyriana


Not sure if this is the proper place to post this.  I was reading through what everyone is saying, but I'm still not quite sure I understand yet.  So I'm going to post and see if I can get some guidance.  As so much changes in a year or a month's time with technology, I just want to see what ya'll think in Oct'12 as an answer for me.

1.  Basic - My plan is to be out of this rental house and on the road in a full-time capacity in a Class C RV (Jun'13).  I am an accounting consultant that assists my clients remotely.  I plan on finding somewhere and staying for no less than a month at a time (current plan, we'll see when I get wherever! :) ).

2.  I have to have a reliable enough connection (including backup connections in case one is down, etc.) that I can work from my RV.  I will be using a VPN connection with one of my clients so the connection will need to handle that.

From what I can tell, others are doing this so it's possible.  I don't trust a sales person to tell me what works, only those of you that are actually living with this.  Any thoughts for me?  

I'm going to go through this string again to see if I can catch up tech wise, but I thought perhaps it would be ok to post my question on this string.  Just let me know if I'm in the wrong place.  :)

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

 ~Zy~ 

Newbie Alert!
Oct 23 2012, 6:06 pm - Replied by: KevsKnight


Hi Zyriana - welcome to NuRVers! And congrats on your impending freedom!!

 

I have very similar requirements for data on the road - especially the VPN part. Over the years being on the road, I have been very happy with Verizon data cards to serve me up. I actually use two - and load balance them to assure I stay within my data limits. I don't have a problem with going over the plan limits. I use one from Verizon, and one from Millenicom. 

 

I also stay in commercial parks most of the time, and when park wifi is available, I use that. Most times it is frustrating - weak connections, heavy usage, etc. The Verizon data cards always come to the rescue :)

 

Check out Technomadia's blog for some great information on what is available now - they do a great job keeping up with the times for data connectivity.

 

Good luck - and welcome to the road!! (soon!)

 

--kev

I have washboard abs. They are just hidden under 50#s of laundry.
Oct 23 2012, 7:10 pm - Replied by: Zyriana


Kev you are awesome!  Ok, I will check out Technomadia's blog, as I found it through this site and added it to my links on my blog to be sure I didn't lose it.  

VPN can be a tough one sometimes, I just need to be sure I take care of my clients properly as I'm heading out!  Thanks for the welcome to the road.  I am soexcited and nervous at the same time.  But it just absolutely feels "right".   

I'll check into the Verizon one and then hop to the web to lookup Millenicom.

I figured the places that had the Wi-Fi would have fluctuations based on the amount of data being used at any given time.  So I figure I better have my own setup!

Thanks, and I'll keep on reading.

~Zy~ 

Newbie Alert!
Oct 23 2012, 9:11 pm - Replied by: Technomadia


Hi Zy -

First of all.. welcome!  And you're so right about the pace of change.  Since you're heading out until next summer, don't sweat the details too much right now about internet. Just know that what you're needing is well within the realm of possiblity now.. and by next summer, even more so!

 

A direct link to our mobile internet setup is here:

http://www.technomadia.com/internet

 

It outlines all the different equipment we use - from cellular, boosters, WiFi and satellite.

 

However, it was published last June, and is already very outdated. We've already refreshed it all, and hopefully we'll find time soon to get an updated post up with out current aresenal.  

 

 - Cherie 

Cherie and Chris / Technomads / www.technomadia.com
1961 GM 4106 - Vintage Bus
On the road since 2006 

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