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Old 07-04-2016, 08:54 PM   #1
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TV, Internet, Wi-Fi Etc

All the above plus cell phones, gigabytes, data plans and other mysterious means of communication. I'm looking at a TrackIt tv thingy and Direct tv bundled with the new AT&T unlimited data deal. Any thoughts on that setup? How does everyone get internet aboard. Wi-Fi hotspots? Through the cell phone with big data plans? What about wifi antennas? (Cruising plans are mostly in the ICW and eventually the Loop). Dazed and confused.

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Old 07-04-2016, 09:15 PM   #2
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If you're doing the loop about all you need is cellular data. With perhaps a wifi antenna/booster.

You might consider a cellular router that you can put a SIM card in and hook it up with a couple of antennas to get the fastest speeds.

As to TV, that depends on how much you watch it. You can go simple with a basic antenna for free local channels and use you router/wifi for Hulu, Netflix and the like with say Apple TV. Or go full on SAT TV.

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Old 07-05-2016, 05:28 AM   #3
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The most useful TV is the local weather , free with a modest antenna.

So many land shops have free Wi Fi , keeping up is not difficult.

Esp in the loop .
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