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Chieeefs
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Member since Aug 2019
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Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
Just trying to help out some of you baws.

Hotspots are POS and Verizon will throttle your data after reaching allotted threshold.

Satellite Internet is a shittier option due to latency and propagation delay.

All of you baws in the sticks need to invest in an LTE Modem/Router. What I've been setting up at remote military construction sites and recommending to our office employees that live in the country is a company called "GotW3". They offer high speed unthrottled internet service. You won't get cut off after passing a certain amount of GB like you will with everything else.

www.gotw3.com

They are a third party provider that has worked out contracts with all of the cell providers. It's much better than going directly through Verizon, T-Mobile, ATT, or C-Spire and using their weakass hotspots.

They have a "rural" plan which connects to ATT cell towers and a "urban" plan that connects to T-Mobile towers. Go to www.cellmapper.net to find the closest cell tower to your house. Then setup the modem in a window on the side facing the tower. You can also invest in a Yagi Directional Antenna to point at the tower...it'll add about 10 to 15 decibels of signal strength if you live a good ways from a tower or have a metal roof.

Ever since I started setting this up at jobsites and our employee's homes...everyone acts like I turned water in wine.
This post was edited on 5/2 at 12:45 pm


GEAUXmedic
LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2011
37015 posts

re: Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
Nice. Never heard of this.


Chieeefs
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Aug 2019
141 posts

re: Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
It's a game changer for rural internet service. Hell my mom has it at her house too. She lives in rural Webster County Mississippi and she's able to run YouTube TV, Netflix, and I was able to play Madden on my PS4 when I stayed out there during Christmas.

Before I set that up for her...she had Hughesnet and it was poo poo. You couldn't stream for shite and trying to play online games was impossible.


CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
51175 posts

re: Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
i got both sets on inlaws setup with a system like this after reading about it on here.


Chieeefs
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Aug 2019
141 posts

re: Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
Is it working good for your in-laws?


BayouBreaux
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Natchez,Ms.
Member since Oct 2007
194 posts

re: Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
Are you familiar with a mimo setup for the directional antennas? I have 2 wilson directionals and I'm getting ready to put them in place. I have seen different configurations online and I am trying to decide. I may have to just do trial and error. If you have done this setup, what works best in your opinion?


Zendog
Santa Barbara, CA
Member since Feb 2019
2193 posts

re: Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
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CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
51175 posts

re: Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
It is but it isn't this company. I got them SIM cards from the old unlimited plans. You can get them on eBay.


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viv1d
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2017
179 posts

re: Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
First thing you should check for before LTE is fixed wireless. Literally saved my ass, it’s only 25 down and 3 up but it’s super stable. Edit: also unlimited data
This post was edited on 5/11 at 7:15 pm


Chieeefs
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Aug 2019
141 posts

re: Live in the boonies and use Verizon Jetpack, or have Satellite Internet?
You do realize fixed wireless and LTE modems are the exact same thing right? Both use a Yagi Directional Antenna pointed at a cell tower and both are connected to a modem via ultra low loss coaxial cable. GotW3 doesn't come with an antenna...you have to purchase one as an add on.

Also not all fixed wireless is unlimited because my mother has it through AT&T. A lot of companies like AT&T are jews about giving people access to fixed wireless. My mother got fixed wireless as soon as it was available but AT&T won't sell it to my aunt who lives a half mile down the road and actually lives closer to the tower. The tower is a mile from my mother's house and a half mile from my aunt's house.

GotW3 is unlimited and unthrottled and they don't give a shite where you live. I have a GotW3 LTE modem setup at a construction jobsite at the Marine Boot Camp located at Parris Island, SC that's pulling 50mbps down and 30mbps up. I have a Yagi directional antenna pointed at a cell tower that is 5 miles away.
This post was edited on 5/11 at 11:35 pm


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