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Roku with Verizon Hot Spot
February 11, 2018
10:16 am
Fred Hagedorn
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We have two devices, an S7 phone and Samsung Tablet on the Verizon Unlimited plan. 

Would it be advisable to purchase a Roku stick for the RV TV, set our S7 to be a hotspot, connect the two allowing streaming of TV programs through the Verizon hotspot? 

I believe Verizon throttles after a set amount of data usage, and I’m wondering if this throttle would affect the streaming and be noticeable when watching TV. 

I haven’t a clue on how much data would be used in about 6 hours per day of TV watching.

This scenario would be used only while we are snowbirding away from our home internet service.

I currently have DirecTV satellite for our TV viewing and would stop that service if the Roku would work acceptably through Verizon.

Any suggestions or ideas?

February 12, 2018
9:07 pm
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Roku … and Amazon Fire Stick … and Chromecast, are great ways to view web-based shows like Hulu and Netflix, but it’s not reliable on sometimes slow cellular connections, and I don’t think you’ll get anywhere near 6 hrs/day our of your 25 GB of high speed. Maybe 6 hr/week!

I really have limited personal experience with this – we do watch Youtube all the time on our Verizon when we’re out and about, but we have the grandfathered, truly unlimited, plan. And we don’t watch full length shows or normal TV.

You know about right? Chris and Cherie (aka Technomadia)

Here is their guide to TV streaming with cellular

February 15, 2018
8:54 am
Fred Hagedorn
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Thanks for the RVMovileInternet link you furnished.

After reading I now understand, and that I will just keep my DirecTV system. My daughter just switched over from her home internet/TV subscription to only internet service saving a ton of $ each month with the Roku system. 

With me spending 4 months in Florida in the winter, I didn’t want to cancel my very expensive DirecTV before I checked my #1 source, “Geeks On Tour”! 

Thanks for educating me from making a big mistake. Smile 

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