Originally Posted by Smitty
... I've been reading alot about the Verizon/air card, and many full-timers are pretty happy with it, plus this $49 no-contract deal is a plus...
So many of the parks/campground have free WIFI that we haven't needed to use the cellphones the connect. What we DO use is an external antenna (I'm using Stacey antenna right now to log online off Anna's private WIFI). When we Wallydock, we have found open WIFI, usually a nearby hotel or restaurant... occasionally a private home (password protect people!!!). In campgrounds/parks we are often too far away to get good reception of the park's WIFI... this is where an antenna comes in handy.
That said, I do want to get a sat dish for the roof (perhaps this one? http://www.americanrvcompany.com/Win...RV_p_2131.html
). I like to watch the weather channel while traveling, just to keep an eye on things that are heading towards us or that we may be heading towards... and I would LOVE to have the satellite internet. I have a Dish but I think there is something wrong with my receiver (we have since shut down our service). It didn't want to receive any signal in NC (6 months+ of trees in the way with us paying for the service) but it had worked just fine in GA and TN (we had no problem aiming it there... and in TN we aimed right thru a tree canopy). We got out to NM and STILL couldn't hit a satellite (and we had aimed & moved our C-Band dish thru 3 states and 6 locations so it's not like we are total morons). Still have my DISH antenna and the (non-working) receiver box. So far cheaper to watch the Parks free cable. Too pricey to get a "tech" out to where ever we are to look at the idiot box (would have to pay by the mile just to get someone to show up... in NC that was 3 counties away... here in NM... who knows... probably Albuquerque and that is 70+ miles)