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July 3, 2021
2:24 pm
Patty Howarth
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Do you have recommendations for the average amount of non-voice data the RV’er who is not working on the road might use.  Looking at T-Mobile prices for selected amounts of gig’s, there seems to be a large span.  We have always used Direct-TV for the television only, and smart phone or park service for computer.  Considering dropping the direct TV and using a non-voice data unit for the television and the computer.  If you have questions, please contact us.  We are definitely technology challenged.  We are also going to investigate the Spectrum month-to-month arrangement thru FMCA.

July 3, 2021
8:36 pm
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The amount of data that RVers need is so individual. People who just use it for email, navigation, and a little web browsing might get by on 10GB/mo. Even if you’re not working from the road, I would not get a plan less than 30 GB. We have a 100 GB hotspot plan and we’ve blown thru it in 3 weeks. We can buy more for $10/5GB.

RE: the FMCA plan, I think you meant Sprint? That hotspot is a pretty good deal, but you’ll need another option when you’re in an area where Sprint doesn’t work. Like a phone plan with Verizon or AT&T. With an unlimited plan on your phone with Verizon and AT&T, then the Sprint hotspot – you would be pretty well covered. 

Also, see this article for a way to watch streaming entertainment with your phone – but viewing it on the TV.

Hope that helps.

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