How Large Of An LED TV Can Fit In A Typical Sleeper? Can Sprint Wifi Tether Stream Over A Smart Tv?

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Flathead's Comment
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Anticipating being put in a 2013-74 prostar.

At home, I use a smart tv and wifi to watch Netflix, etc. I'm hoping make my truck as homelike as possible. I'm wondering if most trucks will accomodate a 32" led. Also wondering if it's worth paying Sprint 19.95/month for the ability to use my phone as a wifi hotspot and i wonder if that hotspot would even be strong enough to stream netflix to a tv.

Any ideas?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Sprint would only work well in a major city, otherwise you'll be lucky to have 3G.

You can fit a 32" no problem.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Verizon Mifi is the way to go, when it comes to speed and coverage.

If the TV is a "Smart TV", with Wifi - you should have no problem tethering to a mobile WiFi HotSpot.

BEWARE THOUGH - if you are doing a lot of streaming, you will run up your data charges REALLY FAST.

Rick

Tom The Bacon Pirate 's Comment
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I'm looking into one of those too.

Looking at coverage maps, Verizon seems best.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Flathead's Comment
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I know Verizon is the best carrier but before I knew that, I signed my life away to Sprint for two years.

I just have to suck it up and make the best of the situation.

I'll more than likely be parking and delivering in rural areas (flatbed). So, I'll be investing in one of those cheap HDTV air channel antennas for nights with no Sprint service.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The Pro Star has a digital tv antenna built in, so you won't need to worry about channels, you'd be amazed how many you can pick up. I run to some pretty rural areas and can tell you that Sprint works pretty well for me. Is Verizon a little better? Yes, but not for the price imho.

Flathead's Comment
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The Pro Star has a digital tv antenna built in, so you won't need to worry about channels, you'd be amazed how many you can pick up. I run to some pretty rural areas and can tell you that Sprint works pretty well for me. Is Verizon a little better? Yes, but not for the price imho.

Thanks! That's very helpful info.

Charlie Mac's Comment
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I use a T-mobile prepaid (Metro PCS)...unlimited data $60 per month. This includes 6 gigs of WiFi hotspot tethering. I tether my PS4 and watch Netflix on my Tele...superfast NO lag. I even play videogames online from time to time. If you go over data you can add 1gig for $5 a pop...or just watch Netflix on your phone till the cows come home.

Charlie Mac's Comment
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I forgot to mention...in areas of non-service, Roaming is free.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Charlie, I don't know how you have such good luck with T-Mobile. I had them as my carrier for an entire year as OTR and they the worst thing imaginable. Half the day I couldn't even have a conversation over the phone with someone because of the limited service.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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