How To Get Internet Service For RV’ers — Full Time
If you are a traveler or working as a full-time RV family, obviously your regular life depends on heavy internet access. Whether, you are working remotely, learning online, or just watching Amazon Prime or Netflix, you need a stable internet connection plus full-time RV internet options.
It could be easier to find out when you are at your destination, you may find yourself without a speedy internet connection or be unable to get you connected online otherwise you have sufficient signal and connection but may run out of data.
Now that we have been traveling since 2017 as a full-time RV living family of 4. While traveling and working remotely online, we use all tips and tricks, we have learned before to make our internet setup. I am here to help you to learn about the best RV internet options.
How Do I Get RV Internet?
Otherwise, you can go for a cellular data plan that prefers to use your phone as a hotspot. After signing up for 4G LTE service, you can use an unlocked hotspot device on your own or it is required to use one setup to work with ISP service.
Some of The Best RV Internet Options:
- Highest potential speeds
- Lowest potential latency
- Not guaranteed coverage
- Low maintenance
Public or Campground Wi-Fi
- Has no guaranteed to reach the rig
- When available, it becomes slow and insecure potentially
- Don’t go for it
- High cost
- High latency
- High maintenance
- Data is so expensive
- Guaranteed network coverage
While you have three options to go, but I prefer to go for cellular mobile internet. It is easiest to maintain, obtain, control. Public Wi-Fi can be used in some cases if you haven’t any dependable internet for work, but that’s not everywhere available.
RV satellite is a perfect single option if you have very low data requirements and don’t depend on time-sucking apps like phone calls, video chat, streaming apps, etc.
But I Have Unlimited Data isn’t That Enough?
Do you think, Verizon RV’s internet setup will assist you anywhere in-country? Or you are depending on a T-Mobile RV internet set up with a cell phone.
Okay, you have “Unlimited Data”. Unlimited data is not actually unlimited. It doesn’t include unlimited tethering data. Tethering is needed when you want to use your phone as a hotspot device to be connected with other devices such as laptops, tablets, or streaming devices by using a phone’s internet connection.
Most of the ISPs provides 10GB to 20GB of tethering data with phone plans per month. That’s not actually sufficient for 40 hours of work per week.
Unlimited data can be hard to achieve since most carriers offer “unlimited data plans”. Your current unlimited internet plan may not include enough personal hotspot facility, tethering data for you to be working with RV internet.
Nowadays, 10 or 20GB of the cell phone might be enough for everyone when using regular time internet and not in RV. If you commute to work and have a cable modem at home and possibly wi-fi data at work, but you’re on the road now and are responsible for ALL of your data.