Tv On The Road

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Eric G.'s Comment
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Do not a super important topic, but thought I would pass along what I ran into today trying to find a way to get TV set up in the truck.

So I tried a Verizon wifi hot spot. My plan was to use the So y PlayStation Vue cable service they provide on their PS3 and PS4 gaming systems. However I realized after 12 hours that streaming video is crazy high on gb usage. I had the $80 unlimited data plan with Verizon. What I found out is they do 8gb of 4G coverage a month, then they throttle you down to 3G. So safe to say I returned the jump pack and canceled the plan after using all 8gb in 12hours.

Second I was going to get my FM to route me into Sprimo to get the DirectTV hooked up in my truck. Turns out it's like $200 down then like $25 a month plus your directtv coverage plan. Not a bad option but I wanted to check one more thing.

Lastly I went to ATT. I have my cell phone coverage through them. I explained what I wanted and they showed me this deal they have with DirectTV. They provide DirectTV Now a streaming service of DirectTV. And for around $55 you can buy a device that takes your phone and through hdmi connects to your tv. This way you can watch on your tv in HD and stream from your phone. Now best news yet. It runs off of ATT data network, but it doesn't use your phones data to stream. They made a deal withATT and DirectTV to do this. And it's month to month no contract.

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Dan R.'s Comment
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They push that on me every time I call for anything but I don't want to show the least bit of interest for fear they'll up their 'recruitment' effort, so I'll ask here in case you know: Do you have to have cable set-up at a home too with that or is it really just mobile? Is it just live or is there also On Demand and/or DVR abilities with it? What's the channel package look like?

If it doesn't require hooking it up at a home too, I'll be seriously looking into it regardless of the answers to the rest. Most of the shows I watch are on basic/extended basic and up until now I've been... erm... getting shows on the road after they've fallen off a digital truck, if you get my drift.

Eric G.'s Comment
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On demand yes, it is just mobile. They have 4 different packages to buy from, it's live and in demand, and hbo is an extra $5 a month.

C T.'s Comment
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Sounds like a decent deal, if only I had the time for all that lol.

Dan R.'s Comment
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That's really decent! Perhaps next time I call I won't be so quick to tell them to shut the hell up! lol

MC1371's Comment
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I'm using the Verizon unlimited plan. And yes it gets throttled a bit, but I'm able to stream Netflix through the bluray player, as well as Amazon prime. (Which can be laggy even on dedicated lines)

As a side note, most of the 16+ Freightliners come with a digital tv antenna installed. So there is that if you're cheap and near a signal

Unholychaos's Comment
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Sounds like a decent deal, if only I had the time for all that lol.

Even with just netflix on my phone/tablet, I run into the issue of getting sucked into a shoe when I'm supposed to be trying to fall asleep. This is why I'll never put an actual tv or game console in my truck and just save that for home time with the wife.

BQ 's Comment
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Not sure where getting info from regarding the Directv package at Prime but here is the truth....You have to have been in own truck for 6 months, includes the satellite, flat antenna for local channels in area you are in (CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC, etc), TV (Samsung 24 or 27", I believe), mount, Satellite and Directv receiver. The costs are a 1 time payment of $200 to lease equipment, cost of setup (about $200) and $23/wk for service which is cheaper than I paid at home. They split the lease/setup costs between 2 checks (im my case anyway) and it includes plenty of channels, including HBO, MAX and NFL Ticket. I am thankful I got it.

BQ 's Comment
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Also includes Showtime

ChrisEMT's Comment
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I've seen the satellite TV service at the TA... I believe its dish... the receiver unit is like $500 and a monthly no contract fee.... I have never used it, but you may want to ask drivers who have about it...

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