My wife and I do a fair amount of coastal cruising along the Gulf Coast
and are always looking for better ways to keep ahead of the weather
. Does anyone have experence with the T-Mobile 4G mobile hot spot as a way to download weather
information over the internet
? We would use one of the no-contract plans sold through Wallmart, which appear to extend the usual 30-day expiration limit to 60 days.
Are there different hot spots that will work with the T-Mobile plans, and which appear to be most effective? How close do you have to be to the tower to get decent reception
? I have heard that some cruisers hoist the hot spot up the mast
to extend the range. Does this work very well? If you had the chance to do it all over again, would you still go this route
to get weather info?
Any and all help greatly appreciated!