Internet And WiFi On The Road

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Sorry, ,,,,, epic fail and I was afraid that would happen. Lol

You hear people talk about jailbreaking IPhones, rooting an android based phone is similar. It allows the user access to functions of the phone that service providers would rather charge customers twice for.

Basically, it allows your phone to be a wifi hot spot but you don't get charged for it and you don't have to worry about burning up data.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Ken C.'s Comment
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I use the same programs that Steve mentioned back on page 2 and they work excellently

Ken C.

RedGator's Comment
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Sprint wont let you use them.

I use the same programs that Steve mentioned back on page 2 and they work excellently

Ken C.

RedGator's Comment
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Tell me more .......better yet we need to link up out here ill buy you coffee and you can route my phonesmile.gif

Sorry, ,,,,, epic fail and I was afraid that would happen. Lol

You hear people talk about jailbreaking IPhones, rooting an android based phone is similar. It allows the user access to functions of the phone that service providers would rather charge customers twice for.

Basically, it allows your phone to be a wifi hot spot but you don't get charged for it and you don't have to worry about burning up data.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Tell me more .......better yet we need to link up out here ill buy you coffee and you can route my phonesmile.gif

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Sorry, ,,,,, epic fail and I was afraid that would happen. Lol

You hear people talk about jailbreaking IPhones, rooting an android based phone is similar. It allows the user access to functions of the phone that service providers would rather charge customers twice for.

Basically, it allows your phone to be a wifi hot spot but you don't get charged for it and you don't have to worry about burning up data.

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Deal. You had me at coffee lol.

The only thing you will need to do the root is a good connection and a few hours for the phone to do its thing and then reset.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jolie R.'s Comment
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Tell me more .......better yet we need to link up out here ill buy you coffee and you can route my phonesmile.gif

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Sorry, ,,,,, epic fail and I was afraid that would happen. Lol

You hear people talk about jailbreaking IPhones, rooting an android based phone is similar. It allows the user access to functions of the phone that service providers would rather charge customers twice for.

Basically, it allows your phone to be a wifi hot spot but you don't get charged for it and you don't have to worry about burning up data.

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Deal. You had me at coffee lol.

The only thing you will need to do the root is a good connection and a few hours for the phone to do its thing and then reset.

OK. I'll buy you a cup too if you we will show me how to do mine! I have an Android phone through Verizon and it seems to go through a boatload of data! When I was with T-Mobile I never used all of my data in a month and with Verizon I always do, and I'm not even watching Netflix or anything like that, just regular usage. My phone even says I'm not using that much, so I am assuming Verizon measures usage differently. I would live to bring my laptop withe but don't because I know it will eat up even more data!

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Do keep in mind that using software to bypass the carriers "tethering" option on your phone will not give you extra or free data, it only allows you to tether at no extra charge. From what I understand, Verizon and AT&T don't really care any more if you tether or if you use the data on your phone directly, since they've abolished "unlimited" data, they actually want you to use up your allotment and go over, they make a killing when they get to hit you with overage charges.

That said, I think T-Mobile & Metro PCS is the carrier to keep an eye on, they are the only carrier still offering truly unlimited LTE right now.... and they are expanding/upgrading their network like crazy. They have gone from 0 LTE footprint to I think over 260 Million in coverage in less than two years. and they are now rolling out 700Mhz coverage this year that will start giving way better coverage in many areas (you just need to make sure you get a phone that is compatible with 700Mhz Band 12 frequencies) By the way, I am NOT in any way affiliated with TMUS other than being an interested customer. They must be doing something right, they gained more than 8 Million new customers in 2014.

George G.'s Comment
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Do keep in mind that using software to bypass the carriers "tethering" option on your phone will not give you extra or free data, it only allows you to tether at no extra charge. From what I understand, Verizon and AT&T don't really care any more if you tether or if you use the data on your phone directly, since they've abolished "unlimited" data, they actually want you to use up your allotment and go over, they make a killing when they get to hit you with overage charges.

That said, I think T-Mobile & Metro PCS is the carrier to keep an eye on, they are the only carrier still offering truly unlimited LTE right now.... and they are expanding/upgrading their network like crazy. They have gone from 0 LTE footprint to I think over 260 Million in coverage in less than two years. and they are now rolling out 700Mhz coverage this year that will start giving way better coverage in many areas (you just need to make sure you get a phone that is compatible with 700Mhz Band 12 frequencies) By the way, I am NOT in any way affiliated with TMUS other than being an interested customer. They must be doing something right, they gained more than 8 Million new customers in 2014.

Sir, I do not know of which foreign language you are using here but I think that was an insult! (Only kidding of course) where do you come across such wonderful information?confused.gifsmile.gif

Tracy W.'s Comment
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I have Sprint and am finding that lately they just plain suck all across the board, was thinking of switching but I've been a customer for 11 years so idk....................Has anyone heard of Clear? They have unlimited for 35 a month?

If you travel all 48, Verizon is the best option because their coverage is far better. The TV adds are telling the truth about this. Used it before trucking as an auditor in all kinds of remote places and glad I have it as a trucker. I have a droid phone that is a hot spot for my laptop. I pay $100 month for the phone and 17 GB of data, unlimited text, 1400 mins of talk. I can identify 10 numbers to speak to for free, so my dispatch and shop numbers are in there. Any other Verizon phone is free to call.

It's worth every penny, and it's rare I don't have service....sometimes in mountain passes out in Montana, Washington and Oregon, or in some remote areas of Montana and Wyoming.

Tracy

Virgil S.'s Comment
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AT&T now has unlimited data with their packages. you get an allotment (the package amount) at 4G, after you use the allotment you drop to 2G. No overages or extra cost. I have 6G on my package, use about 10 a month, have not seen any significant differences from the 6 to the 2. A little slower at times, but still operational. Pay about $125 a month for three phones, a tablet and my laptop. Only weak spots, so far...Rockies in places, and some areas along the coasts. AT&T said it is due to the refraction off the ocean and Mt sides. Have never completely lost the signal though.

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