Wifi

The friendliest place on the web for anyone with an RV or an interest in RVing!
If you have answers, please help by responding to the unanswered posts.

ziplock

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 3, 2017
Posts
1,644
I didn't know Verizon gave a military discount.
10 bucks a month discount for vets. Only have to do it once, and we did it at the store, but I think you can show proof online also.

Not positive on that.
 

DutchmenSport

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 30, 2021
Posts
201
Location
Anderson, Indiana
Watch this video about "Visible". Yes, it works absolutely great for multiple devices if you set it up this way. The Visible phone cost us $80 through Visible. The router was less than $20. We are on a $40 a month pay as you go "plan" (if that's what you want to call it). It works great. We run 2 streaming televisions and 3 computers all at the same time from the camper, all over Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, and Florida so far. Only ran into one private campground in Michigan that had spotty Verison service. But we were there for just an over night and on our way again. It has worked flawless for us, no throttling, truly unlimited, and we are using it now, primarily, exclusive at home too. We have 4 television, 4 computers, 2 I-pads all connected to it now. All work flawless, at home and in the camper.

Watch this video. It changed our world completely:

 

DonTom

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 21, 2005
Posts
6,741
Location
Auburn, CA or Reno, NV
10 bucks a month discount for vets. Only have to do it once, and we did it at the store, but I think you can show proof online also.
I assume this is one of the things we need to know, i.e., they won't tell us unless we ask.

I think I have been paying ten bucks per month too much for years.

-Don- Ft. Stockton, TX
 

ziplock

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 3, 2017
Posts
1,644
Click on check eligibility button on that verizon page and it takes you to a questionaire.

Step 1​

Active duty and veterans can
register online using the ID.me
verification system.

Step 2​

Once you’ve verified with
ID.me, you’ll finish your
registration on our website.

Step 3​

After your registration is
complete, we’ll email you to let
you know you’re all set.

Step 4​

If you want to enroll in the military
discount for Fios, click the Fios
tab and log in using ID.me.
 

campkitty

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 25, 2022
Posts
51
Location
placerville ca
I'm on a Verizon family plan that's costing me just over $100 a month for 2 phones (with hotspot capability) and an actual hotspot. When we travel my DW uses data like crazy. Between all three devices we have 75GB of hotspot data. It's not enough. I've been looking at Visible. Unlimited data but speed limited to 5MBPS. That's plenty fast for most things. I you join a group it's $25 a month per device.
Thank you for that info! I am also searching for the best affordable internet access while traveling across the country. I got Verizon for a trial period and it failed to deliver, so I switched to AT&T for our mobile devices. However, for internet instead of using hotspot through them, I will definitely now check out Visible. Thanks again :))
 

jymbee

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 20, 2018
Posts
1,696
Location
Upstate NY

phil-t

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 10, 2017
Posts
1,396
Location
Ogdensburg, NY
Thank you for that info! I am also searching for the best affordable internet access while traveling across the country. I got Verizon for a trial period and it failed to deliver, so I switched to AT&T for our mobile devices. However, for internet instead of using hotspot through them, I will definitely now check out Visible. Thanks again :))
Visible uses Verizon infrastructure. If you don't have service with Verizon, you won't have it with Visible.
 

jymbee

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 20, 2018
Posts
1,696
Location
Upstate NY
I thought that was the case as well but I was helping a friend get started with Visible recently and she was told on a number of forums that more than one could use her Visible phone's hotspot. Wonder if she got some bad info or if they're changed their policy?
It does appear I can reply to my own post...
Since posting we've learned that the number of devices that can connect to a Visible hotspot is determined by the hardware involved not anything specific to the Visible system. Apparently iPhones allow multiple connections where many if not most Android systems have restrictions.

At least, right or wrong, that's my latest understanding.
 

DonTom

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 21, 2005
Posts
6,741
Location
Auburn, CA or Reno, NV
Right now, I have five bars on my 4G LTE Verizon Jetpack portable hotspot. Model 5510L.

It says, "Extended Network 3G". What does "Extended Network" mean?

-Don- Lukeville, AZ
 

chovy

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 7, 2021
Posts
217
Location
Los Gatos
I have had great success with calyx institute hotspot. Truly unlimited. I had losmobileusa for backup but they cancelled their unlimited plan.
 

Lou Schneider

Site Team
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Posts
11,705
Right now, I have five bars on my 4G LTE Verizon Jetpack portable hotspot. Model 5510L.

It says, "Extended Network 3G". What does "Extended Network" mean?

-Don- Lukeville, AZ
Extended Network means you've roamed onto another provider's tower. Verizon contracts with other companies to provide service in a couple of areas where they don't have their own towers. Usually you can select whether or not to allow this as part of the device's setup.

Since you're next to the MX border you may be getting spillover coverage from a Mexican tower. Check the fine print in your contract - there may be a data cap or extra charges when roaming, especially in a foreign country.
 

DonTom

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 21, 2005
Posts
6,741
Location
Auburn, CA or Reno, NV
Extended Network means you've roamed onto another provider's tower. Verizon contracts with other companies to provide service in a couple of areas where they don't have their own towers.
That was what I assumed it meant, but I wasn't sure.

The tower is in Lukeville, AZ. I can see it when I am down there. It's on the USA side of the border by a few feet. You can see it here.

I often see "extended coverage" all over the USA. Perhaps more than half the time.

BTW, when I was in the Everglades, my Verizon Hot spot worked perfectly with a strong signal. Was also extended coverage. But my Verizon PAYG cell phone got no coverage at all there in the Everglades. Is that because PAYG cells are not allowed to use the extended?

But my PAYG cell does work here in OPCNM. It shows "1XII" for the sig SSI, whatever that means. But my Verizon portable Hotspot that I am now using shows four bars "extended coverage 3G".

-Don- OPCNM, AZ
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
123,312
Posts
1,250,470
Members
128,888
Latest member
grammargirl
Top Bottom