how do you connect when on the road?

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  1. TSTONE

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    do most truck stops have wifi?
     
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    Don't even bother with wifi.Verizon air card $59 a month unlimited use.
    I have had there air card for 2 years wouldn't and don't leave home without it.I travel the 48 and some Canada never been without service.
     
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    good to know - thanx
     
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    Most national chain truckstops do have WiFi and that's how I connect when on the road. The air cards are convenient, but in remote locations your connection rate is not much better than dial up. I would rather pay 20 bucks a month and have high speed connections all the time when I shut down at night, than 50-60 bucks a month and fight slow speeds for the convenience of connecting anywhere. The math doesn't add up right to me, but that's just me.
     
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    what do you mean 20.00?
     
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    Wifi at truckstops are good if you only stop at the one chain.

    However, I rarely spend the night at a truck stop. So Wifi at a truck stop is not very reliable to me. I have compared the air card and found the speed to be about the same especially with large numbers of users.

    Also, the security of the privacy is also a concern and the air card is preferred.
     
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    That's what a monthly WiFi subscription costs.
     
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    sorry for sounding stupid - but i assume that is only good at particular truck stops?
     
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    Siricomm is a company that provides WiFi at just about all Pilots, Petros, and Loves truck stops. Flying J has their own network too, which is available at just about all their truck stops as well as many other places. T/A also has their own network for their truck stops. A nice thing about T/A is they will allow you to buy WiFi time with your RoadKing card.

    When I was 48 state, I had monthly accounts with both SiriCOMM and Flying J. It cost me about $41/month for both of them, and with the Roadking card deal at T/A, I was covered at about 85% of the truck stops nationwide.
     
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    thanks - good info