Internet Connection - What Device Do You Use?

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Michael's Comment
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I've been looking in to getting a wireless internet connection (mifi) for my truck and was wondering if anyone has had any success with verizon's jetpack or their 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice?

The jetpack uses both 3g and 4g LTE techonology (where it will default to 3g in the case that 4g LTE is unavailable). The router only uses 4g LTE which means if you move in to an area where there is no 4g LTE coverage, you lose the internet completely. This may or may not be a problem with a good antenna, I'm not sure. I like the option of the router better because it allows me to plug directly in to the modem (as opposed to losing 20% of my speed by using wireless) AND it gives me 2gigs worth of extra data on my plan per month for the same price.

Does anyone have experience with this? How do you have your internet set up? How well does it work for you? Do you drop internet connectivity when switching between cell towers?

S.B.'s Comment
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I've been looking in to getting a wireless internet connection (mifi) for my truck and was wondering if anyone has had any success with verizon's jetpack or their 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice?

The jetpack uses both 3g and 4g LTE techonology (where it will default to 3g in the case that 4g LTE is unavailable). The router only uses 4g LTE which means if you move in to an area where there is no 4g LTE coverage, you lose the internet completely. This may or may not be a problem with a good antenna, I'm not sure. I like the option of the router better because it allows me to plug directly in to the modem (as opposed to losing 20% of my speed by using wireless) AND it gives me 2gigs worth of extra data on my plan per month for the same price.

Does anyone have experience with this? How do you have your internet set up? How well does it work for you? Do you drop internet connectivity when switching between cell towers?

Whether you drop internet connectivity between towers shouldn't matter, as you wouldn't be using the internet driving, you're using it setting still ;) , unless you are using your device for driving assistance type apps, such as finding stops.

To answer the question, no you will not loose data connection, as long as you get a strong enough signal 📶 from the tower it is switching to.

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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