Wifi For The Truck

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Patrick 's Comment
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Does anybody know if there is a better wifi service for the truck than the monthly $20 from Flying J/Pilot and Petro/T/A.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Almost everyone uses either Verizon or AT&T for Internet out there. The wifi at the truck stops is notoriously slow, insecure, expensive, and only works in a very small range. You're going to drive yourself insane trying to use those all the time. Hopefully someone here knows of another solution so they can give you a better answer. But to the best of my knowledge you're gonna have to pay up for some Verizon or AT&T if you want reasonably fast, reliable Internet on the go.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spreadneck's Comment
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Tether off your phone or get one of those mifi devices. Yes they both will use your data plan with your provider but I guess better than truck stop wifi.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Look at Straight Talk. $45 a month unlimited. It does slow after a certain amount.

Dutch's Comment
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I have heard thru the grapevine, that the ultimate high speed internet connection for truckers, is thru your local cable tv provider.

You will need to invest in one of the satellite tv antennas, which run $400-$500. Once you have one of those in your truck, you can then access high speed thru your cable provider just about anywhere you park for around $60 a month depending on your provider.

Only downside to this, is that each time you move to a different location, you will need to wait for your antenna to connect to the new satellite signal, which will take around 5 to 10 minutes. If you stay parked in the same spot for several days, you won't need to wait for your antenna to get a satellite fix.

I know a driver who has this setup, and he says he will never go back to anything else.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spreadneck's Comment
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I have heard thru the grapevine, that the ultimate high speed internet connection for truckers, is thru your local cable tv provider.

You will need to invest in one of the satellite tv antennas, which run $400-$500. Once you have one of those in your truck, you can then access high speed thru your cable provider just about anywhere you park for around $60 a month depending on your provider.

Only downside to this, is that each time you move to a different location, you will need to wait for your antenna to connect to the new satellite signal, which will take around 5 to 10 minutes. If you stay parked in the same spot for several days, you won't need to wait for your antenna to get a satellite fix.

I know a driver who has this setup, and he says he will never go back to anything else.

Satellite Internet is horrible. It's fast the first 10gigs or so but after that, it's slow as dial up. They cap you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
johnchapter1 (Nate W.)'s Comment
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I have heard thru the grapevine, that the ultimate high speed internet connection for truckers, is thru your local cable tv provider.

You will need to invest in one of the satellite tv antennas, which run $400-$500. Once you have one of those in your truck, you can then access high speed thru your cable provider just about anywhere you park for around $60 a month depending on your provider.

Only downside to this, is that each time you move to a different location, you will need to wait for your antenna to connect to the new satellite signal, which will take around 5 to 10 minutes. If you stay parked in the same spot for several days, you won't need to wait for your antenna to get a satellite fix.

I know a driver who has this setup, and he says he will never go back to anything else.

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Satellite Internet is horrible. It's fast the first 10gigs or so but after that, it's slow as dial up. They cap you.

ANYTHING WITH A CAP is poor. Sprint has no caps, which is why I'm with them. However, tethering does cost money and it is definitely not the best in some areas. And I do have satellite internet. It is really good up to the data restriction. However, some companies (Exede which I have) have plans that allows unlimited after a certain time

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PvtJoker's Comment
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I just updated the plan on my Verizon phone, and it now says that the hotspot feature is included in the data plan. embarrassed.gif

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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I just updated the plan on my Verizon phone, and it now says that the hotspot feature is included in the data plan. embarrassed.gif

Yep, because now they want you to chew through as much data as you want and rack up the data and overage charges... since they killed off their unlimited data and went to the Share Everything (in your wallet) plans.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Verizon wireless phone, mobile hotspot works great.

theres also Hughesnet or however its spelt in case noone mentioned it yet. its satellite ..

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