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RTR internet this year
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I arrived in Quartzsite last night for a brief stop over before I find a quiet spot. I did not set up the booster but I did turn on all of the hotspots to see who got which signals. AT&T and Verizon are strong here as they were last year, The big difference is Sprint and T-Mobile.

Sprint was 3G only and this year there is a LTE signal. T-Mobile was so weak that people were going to Ehrenberg to be able to stream, last night it was streaming without issues.

So bring your hotspots, phones and weary ipads on which ever service gives you the best price, they all work this year. (3G Verizon is a full signal and streaming like a...)
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Great news, thanks Jim!
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(01-02-2018, 11:14 AM)jimindenver Wrote: I arrived in Quartzsite last night for a brief stop over before I find a quiet spot. I did not set up the booster but I did turn on all of the hotspots to see who got which signals. AT&T and Verizon are strong here as they were last year, The big difference is Sprint and T-Mobile.

Sprint was 3G only and this year there is a LTE signal. T-Mobile was so weak that people were going to Ehrenberg to be able to stream, last night it was streaming without issues.

So bring your hotspots, phones and weary ipads on which ever service gives you the best price, they all work this year. (3G Verizon is a full signal and streaming like a...)

Is that a boostable sprint band or one of the newer ones that cell boosters aren't allowed to boost? I know Sprint has one or two bands that are not boosted by any cell boosters
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Sprint has band 41 and it receives a boost if you are using a wide band directional antenna.
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Thank you Jim dear. I get my hot spot tomorrow!
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I keep meaning to get a hotspot for my iPhone, but the added expense always stops me.

Well that and I live in area with plenty of service. One day I hope to make the RTR, though, and having a HS would be a big help when I want to download and post photos from the road.

Nice to know there a good signal out there in the boonies.
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Well, looks like I'm the toilet paper wiping up the rear as always.  I've been getting a solid 3 bars on my Verizon phone but everyone was gobbing up the tower last night.   The show I was watching had buffered so much I didn't realize until over an hour later that I had watched 7 minutes of it. Right now it's wonderful. 

My new Sprint hotspot is worse.  I'm lucky if I get 2 bars on it and that's even right now.  Jim I think the signals wait till I'm parked and then hide themselves.  I'm behind the bulletin board in the disabled section pouting.

Also if you have a thread on your boosters and related stuff I'd like to keep the link handy. I tried watching the video last night but...

/sad panda
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Good info Jim. Arrived at the RTR today and have 3 bars LTE with Verizon, without hooking to my booster. Hope to see ya.
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#9
Your van is acting like a metal box blocking the Sprint signal. I loaned out one and they said it worked great if they set it on top of their truck except late afternoon when the traffic on I 10 was busy.

Here is my booster set up thread.

http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/show...?tid=23412
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Bob, I look forward to seeing you again too. Bring the girls.
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