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Old 03-23-2019, 09:16 PM   #1
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Vessel Name: Corky Row
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Glomex webboat 4g or Shakespeare webwatch

would appreciate any input on either of these wifi/cell phone extenders. Not interested in OTA antenna input. Plan to be cruising from Mexico to Alaska over next 2 years and would like to be able to get wifi in/around marinas plus use cell service to transmit boat monitoring information for remote access when wifi is not available.

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Old 03-24-2019, 02:41 AM   #2
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My only comment is that for some areas in the Inside Passage, don’t depend on a cell booster because you can’t boost a cell signal that isn’t there...


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Old 04-12-2019, 01:28 AM   #3
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We have the Glowmex. It’s a WiFi hot spot that allows cell reception up to about 20 miles from the tower. It requires you to set up an account like a cell phone. It does not work with Verizon. AT&T and T-Mobile seem to be the preferred providers. When choosing the provider and plan, beware of data usage. I think T-Mobile has an unlimited data plan, AT&T does not. However, if you have a Direct tv account, you can stream all the Direct tv programs without a data charge, so long as you access Direct tv through the Direct tv app. If you connect through a smart tv, and not through the app, data usage charges apply. The Glomex does not boost the normal cell signal to your phone, it only creates WiFi. Hope this is helpful.
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