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Old 29-04-2017, 20:34   #16
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Yes Paul, that is the basic plan. But I pay an additional $25 per month for an additional international add-on to the plan which allows me to keep going here in Europe indefinitely.
Got a link to it?
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No, I called the company and described my situation and was offered the plan.
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No, I called the company and described my situation and was offered the plan.
Just wanted to see it in TMobile writing as people on the southbound group have reported getting their plan cancelled by TMobile for using it for too long in Mexico.
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Re: Trying to choose wifi antenna location on mast

Were they paying the additional $25 per month or just hoping TMobile wouldn't notice?
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Were they paying the additional $25 per month or just hoping TMobile wouldn't notice?
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. We've had a similar problem. We let them know we'd be living abroad and sailing down to Panama and both employees we spoke to said we'd be covered, but last week we got notifications that they are cancelling our plan because we have used more date in Mexico this year than in the states. There was no warning, we were just given a 30 day notice of cancellation. We were told there was nothing we could do and we could not open an account with them again using those numbers or under my name
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That is a concern for us as well. With my wife and daughter remaining in in the US most of the time, our data use on the same account will be about half and half. Half US and half EU.

I should begin a thread on this issue to see how others have made out. You're right, the TMobile employees give different information over the phone.

Now I'll let this person have their thread back.
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Re: Trying to choose wifi antenna location on mast

Well that got off track quickly! haha

Anyway, I have a T-mobile plan with 10GB rollover, tethering, binge-on for $40 a month, and that is fine. This is what I use most of the time, and works for personal use.

The issue is while cruising, we go into AT&T and Verizon zones thus no real "unlimited" plans that allow for streaming like t-mobile does.

The plan moving forward is running a 9 dbi antenna with a 7degree downtilt to try to get the beam pattern down a bit more to compensate for the height. If it doesnt work, I will go up the rig, take it down and try a different approach.

Thanks everyone!
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Re: Trying to choose wifi antenna location on mast

Mobile phone sims generally aren't the answer for larger amounts of data and unless you have a specific data sim you are limited as to how you use it. In Europe at least wifi is nearly always going to be better. I appreciate that isn't the case in countries that skipped standard telecommunication infrastructure like Morocco for example.

I have unlimited data on my phone but it's useless if I want to do something the computer as normally tethering isn't allowed when using a phone sim abroad.

Add to that mobiles and tablets are very limited in what they can do compared to a computer (especial iOS devices as I'm finding out), so I'd never want to completely give up being able to get hold wifi when available.

I have taken a look at the Ubiquiti Bullet, it looks interesting, but it seems you're limited to either 2.4ghz or 5ghz, so whichever one you buy you'll be missing out on a load of wifi hotspots that are on the other different frequency. It looks like its got a built in router too which would give me cause for concern as I'd just prefer it to pass the raw data to my own router.

Anyway, some good stuff in this thread even if it has got a little side-tracked.
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Re: Trying to choose wifi antenna location on mast

I'm now at the end of three months of continuous use outside of North America, and everything is still working fine with T-Mobile International unlimited data. Very slow, but I'm used to it.
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