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Old 03-03-2013, 01:50 PM
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What are the different ways I can get internet off shore ? I know about the 4G phone hotspot but we used all that up on Netflix real quick.


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Old 03-03-2013, 01:53 PM
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Christ isn't the reason to "get to sea" to get rid of the interweb, email,cell...
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Talos IV View Post
What are the different ways I can get internet off shore ? I know about the 4G phone hotspot but we used all that up on Netflix real quick.


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We use this company called ClearWire. We have a modem and smaller wireless thing. Works great, fast, have only tried it 10 miles out so not sure about how far offshore your looking to go but I am blown away with it
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Originally Posted by Boat Hound View Post
Christ isn't the reason to "get to sea" to get rid of the interweb, email,cell...
Don't even get me started on the cell phones, I wish I could just jam those things. People driving around with those phones stuck to there faces..

Lights green retards , gas peddle... come on now !

Cell phone hate pages.

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5 Reasons I Hate Cell Phones (And You Should Too) From http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/5-rea...ou-should-too/

2. http://momster.hubpages.com/hub/hatecellphones


Internet is alright , google earth navigation, netflix, this website ect...
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Originally Posted by sailfish18 View Post
We use this company called ClearWire. We have a modem and smaller wireless thing. Works great, fast, have only tried it 10 miles out so not sure about how far offshore your looking to go but I am blown away with it
Thanx, Im checking it out >>> http://www.clearwire.com/
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That's it, where are you fishing out of? We're out of west palm and have great coverage.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:13 PM
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Do they have a monthly data limit ?

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Originally Posted by Talos IV View Post
Im by Tampa

Do they have a monthly data limit ?
Unlimited
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get a bigger data plan on your phone. buying a whole new modem and paying for a 2nd whole plan is stupid.
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Unlimited


Unlimited Use Plans. If you subscribe to a service plan that does not impose limits on the amount of data you may download or upload during a month (or other applicable service period), you should be aware that such “unlimited” plans are nevertheless subject to the provisions of this AUP. What this means is that all of the provisions described in this AUP, including those that describe how Clearwire may perform reasonable network management such as reducing the data rate of bandwidth intensive users during periods of congestion, will apply to your use of the Service. The term “unlimited” means that we will not place a limit on how much data you upload or download during a month or other particular period. However, the term “unlimited” does not mean that we will not take steps to reduce your data rate during periods of congestion or take other actions described in this AUP when your usage is negatively impacting the Internet experience of other subscribers to our Service.
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If y'all are interested in getting Clear, I offer it and would really appreciate you going through me to get it (keeping it in the boating family). There are discounts by going through me that you won't get from Clear directly.

Message me and I'll share the URL for my store.

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I should say we haven't had a problem and use it often every week.
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Originally Posted by Talos IV View Post
What are the different ways I can get internet off shore ? I know about the 4G phone hotspot but we used all that up on Netflix real quick.
If by "offshore", you mean something other than just barely off the beach where cell 'phones likely still work, then you're looking at something like:

http://www.kvh.com/Leisure/Marine-Sy...-Internet.aspx
http://www.intelliantech.com/product...ct_fseries.asp
http://www.inmarsat.com/sectors/vert...arsat:maritime

It WON'T be cheap.



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