WiFi At Truck Stops.

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St. Elsewhere's Comment
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Hello all. I was wondering if all truck stops have WiFi, or if it's better to get a portable WiFi (like a MiFi) in case some truck stops don't?confused.gif

Belluavir's Comment
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I heard through the grapevine that some stops charge for wifi, such as T/A. I wouldn't count on anywhere nessecarily having particular amenities, but what do I know?

Terry C.'s Comment
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I haven't found a truck stop in the country yet with free WiFi in my 3 months on the road since my return. Loves, TA, Petro, Flying J, Pilot all charge $1.99 an hour or I think it's $12.99 for 24 hrs. They don't have an option for 12 hours of course because that would be too convenient and we can't have convenience in the trucking industry. Or free for that matter.

There's options for paying with points with your loyalty card you will have to get for the major truck stops where you're gonna keep your showers on. And options for paying more bulk time of Wi-Fi. If you find any free WiFi stops let me know =)

St. Elsewhere's Comment
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Thanks fellas. Ill let you know if I find anything. Maybe ill just get a MiFi. Then again maybe I'm jumping the gun a little, maybe I should be thinking about getting through trucking school first! Haha! :) -All the best!

David's Comment
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In the two yrs of driving, I've only come across one mom and pop station that gave free wifi. As stated above,

Flying j/ pilot 1.99/hr 4.79/24hrs 19.99/30 Days 149.99/1 yr

If you pay at a pilot you can use it at flying j to and vice versa...

If focus on getting through training first though..

David's Comment
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Forgot to mention, most Denny's have free WiFi. You'll have to sit at a booth to use it though, WiFi signals not that strong.

Also most Sam's Club, Lowes and Home Depots have WiFi now as does McDs.

Blue eye blonde's Comment
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Since I am team driving and will have the off time driver looking up new loads while still traveling, mifi is definitely our ticket! Before we used our hot spots on our phones which worked fine too to use for the laptop.

Yeah focus on passing first tho bucko lol don't need to be thinking too far ahead just yet!

mountain girl's Comment
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Eh. Nothing wrong with getting a feel for the lifestyle though. If you have questions, ask away! That's what we're all here for.

-mountain girl

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Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Hello all. I was wondering if all truck stops have WiFi, or if it's better to get a portable WiFi (like a MiFi) in case some truck stops don't?confused.gif

Like the others have said, truck stops do offer wifi for a price, and, in my experience it is not worth it. If you are going to be watching movies, you will need mifi unless you are cool with the stream stopping every couple minutes to buffer. Keep in mind though that high data plans are not cheap. Also, if you have a smart phone with a decent data plan, you may be able to use your phone as a hot spot.

I would recommend getting a tv and antenna to keep your data usage as low as possible. I have a 40 gig plan and it is expensive. (over $200 mo)

David's Comment
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Since I am team driving and will have the off time driver looking up new loads while still traveling, mifi is definitely our ticket! Before we used our hot spots on our phones which worked fine too to use for the laptop.

Yeah focus on passing first tho bucko lol don't need to be thinking too far ahead just yet!

If you use your phone then why spend extra for the mifi device? I did that and found I used my phone more and was stuck for two yes paying for a device that never got used...

If tour phone has tethering, then use that, its the same thing.

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