Internet On The Road.

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DC 's Comment
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Are there any techies that know the best way to get internet while on the road? I've looked briefly at BPL modems, but not sure if that is the way to go, other than using cell phone as a through-way.

Curious what some of you may have out there.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I use my cellphone as a hot spot. With Verizon there's no extra charge to do this. I'm not sure if this method is fast enough for gamers, but it works for YouTube, etc.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I use straight talk wireless and just upgraded my plan to the $55 monthly to add 10g of hotspot only to find out my phone, although it has mobile hotspot, isn't capable of powering it so I have to upgrade my phone to a better one. But my use like Errol wont be for gaming, just normal surfing and hulu/ netflix and poker. Btw galaxy j7 crown wont work for a hotspot! (Had to buy a phone otr when I dropped my other one from the first step exiting the truck with no case...wasnt pretty)

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.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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DC I too am on Verizon Wireless. I have 22 g hi speed and then 15 g mobile hotspot.

The hotspot data does not incur against the 22g data, they are separate.

I pony my PS4 onto my phone's hotspot connection and can stream Netflix Hulu Disney etc as well as game with the wife. The data really trickles slow when gaming, even with headsets being used to talk to each other. Something like 1 gig for 4 hours on Red Dead Redemption 2 online.

Internet streaming might eat a bit more like on a laptop or something but if you do run over the 15, they just throttle the speed back to 600 kbps and not charge any extra.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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I use otr mobile. Its unlimited 4g data with a hot spot. 60 a month though but totally worth it dor me. You also have to purchase the hotspot device. Its a truly unlimited data.... Ive never been throttled and i stream video to my tv in the truck every day for the past 4 months.

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I also canceled my home internet and just use this when im on hometime.

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.

Matt M.'s Comment
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That OTR Mobile isn't a terrible price for the many companies that offer that service. They have old zte mobley sims or corporate accounts that only pay $20/mo for unlimited.

Everything you pay per month over that is straight profit to them. Surprised at&t hasn't killed those plans yet.

Might still be possible to get an old zte mobley off eBay or whatever and get it activated through at&t, then swap the SIM to a newer device that works better. Think it activated through some car service department as these were intended for vehicles.

Still by far the cheapest and best plan for internet on the road assuming at&t doesn't cancel it.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
DC 's Comment
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That's good info, thank you. I'm not a gamer. But I do stream/record soccer matches from europe, and I trade currency, so I need a good bit of reliable internet. LOL

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