UPDATE (July 23rd, 2017): Experiment Seemingly Over We can confirm that as of this morning, it seems as if Verizon has stopped experimentally throttling video streams. The line we had witnessed consistently capped at 10Mbps is now humming along at 30+ Mbps. Some have speculated that Verizon only backed down from the throttling because of […]
New & Updated Guides
- [Coming Soon] Mobile Internet Classroom Curriculum
- [Coming Soon] The Tech Cabinet Approach: Centralizing your Mobile Internet Arsenal
- [Coming Soon] Mobile Internet Tips for Online Gaming
- Swollen Battery? – How to Check Your Hotspot, Prolong Battery Life & Battery Replacement Guide
- Understanding Unlimited Cellular Data Plans: Network Management, Throttling & Mobile Hotspot Usage
Guides, Articles & Reviews
- [Completed] Cellular Signal Enhancing Field Testing Results (2nd Quarter 2017)
- Mobile Internet Options for RVers Overview
- Selecting Cellular Data Plans – Pricing & Carrier Guide
- Selecting a Mobile Router – Bringing Mobile Internet Options Together and Creating a Local RV Network
- Common Data Hogs – Where To Start Hunting When Your Data Usage Spikes
THE go-to resources for mobile Internet connectivity
“Now that Technomadia has teamed up with Jack Mayer there is no question that The Mobile Internet Handbook and Mobile Internet Aficionados website are THE go-to resources for mobile Internet connectivity.”
Another Fabulous Resource!
I think it will become the internet access bible to most RVers, and not just a handbook!!
The best and most up-to-date guide
“Whether you’re a full-timer or weekend warrior, retired or working on the roll, staying connected is important to every RVer, even if it’s just for e-mail, an occasional Netflix movie or keeping up with the grandkids’ Facebook status. Of course we all know how unreliable campground Wi-Fi can be, so taking our connectivity into our […]
I have learned more than I could ever hope to imagine
“In this fast changing technology they have provided breaking news and provided thought about what coming changes might mean to me. They have provided answers to specific questions and I have learned more than I could ever hope to imagine. I highly recommend joining MIA along with the book and look forward to many years […]
Thank you Chris and Cherie!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do for me and other full-time RVers. I rely on Internet for my blog and new online design business. Thanks to your help and timely advice, I lucked into a Verizon UDP in 2014. Since then, I have benefited from your constant monitoring of the mobile […]
MIA membership paid for itself many times over!
I signed up before I knew much of anything about mobile internet and I can’t believe how much money I’ve saved with the knowledge I’ve gotten from the newsletters and the forums. I got in with Omnilynx before they shut it down and got a free hotspot. Then I was able to walk through the […]
Amazing resource for staying connected while traveling
This book has been the perfect resource for me while I researched the best way to stay connected while on the road. I’ve turned to it again and again to decide how best to set up my bus for working on the road. Cherie and Chris also provide great assistance with their site as well. […]
This is how I stay on top of wireless data programs
The information on Chris and Cherie’s website is extremely valuable. Just this week their information about signing up for T-Mobile before the program disappears saved me a lot of money. I was able to sign up for the T-Mobile’s $35 plan and decreased my Verizon plan by $35 and now I have the same amount […]
MIA…Mobile Internet Afficianatos saves $ and time.
Chris and Cherie do an excellent job providing great advice and knowledge for anybody trying to have reliable Internet while traveling in an RV. MIA has saved us a lot of money and frustrations trying to stay connected. With advice on equipment, cellular service and general knowledge the membership fee is a small educational expense. […]
Everything You Need to know about Staying Connected to the Internet in your RV
Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard, also known as the Technomads, have been full time RVers since 2006. They publish the RV Mobile Internet Resource Center, perhaps the most comprehensive and helpful website you’ll find for all things related to RVing and the Internet.
The gurus that beat all other gurus
“Let’s face it guys, you are the gurus that beat all other gurus. What you don’t know you learn and what you learn you are able to disseminate in an easy to learn and absorb way. I’ve been in tech and the computer industry for over 35 years and you guys are still able to […]
This Book Will Help You
If you’re planning on hitting the road and want to stay connected to the Internet, you’ll need to get up to speed on a lot of complex systems. This book will help you Chances are you’re not an expert. It’s not worth your time to try to piece together all this information. Stop wasting your […]
The Ultimate Resource for Mobile Internet Connectivity
With so many routers, hot spots, antennas, services, options, and plans available, not to mention trying to figure out what works better or is a better fit for your situation, it can be mind-numbing trying to search for and filter through the information you need and the hype you don’t. My subscription to RVMobileInternet.com is […]
I can’t recommend this site enough
“If you rely on mobile connectivity for your travels and are looking for concise, clear and relevant info I can’t recommend this site enough. I’ve learned more in just a few weeks on here then I could have in months of self-research.”
A really comprehensive and understandable guide
I have been in the tech/computer industry for 35+ years and rarely have I come across a book that lays out the technicalities of a subject in such an easy to understand way. There are many insights and gotchas in the book that you would spend months researching the web to find, if you found […]
One of the few printed books the gets a place in my RV
Almost all of the books I have now are eBooks, but this is one of the very few printed books gets a place in my cabinet where I keep printed books. I have the eBook too, but I refer to the printed book a lot. I live full time in my motorhome and without the […]
Worth every penny
I’m a full time remote worker so tons of data is a pretty firm requirement for me. I was taking so much time researching what was the best deal and wondering if promotions were starting that I was going crazy! Having someone else keep on top of what are the best data deals and promotions […]
Absolute must for the Technomadic RVer
The Mobile Internet Handbook is an absolute must for the technomadic RVer. This invaluable guide is updated yearly with the most current information on connectivity on the road.
One Word – Awesome!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the consultation, you are 2 very awesome people and your knowledge on the subject of mobile internet is second to none. As a result of the consult i feel we will have a VERY robust solution in place to enable us to work anywhere. Worth every […]
They’ve Done the Work!
They’ve done all the work to find the answers for everyone! It’s tons of information. They’ve helped us make decisions that has really improved our travels. View their Video Review of the MIA: https://youtu.be/8QEo4GHc-E8
Our number one source to mobile connectivity!
“As full time RV’ers one of the hardest things to do is keep up on all of the latest technology. It takes a great deal of time, effort, and gadget accessibility to research the pros and cons of the devices suitable for our life style. If only there was a place we could turn, to […]
Helped me tremendously along with saving me money
“I am a proud member of MIA and I am also an IT professional with over 25 years experience mainly in large corporate networking. I have a number of Cisco and other certifications and am very knowledgeable about networks and networking. That being said, when it comes to Mobile Networking, Chris and Cherie are experts […]
This group keeps me ahead of the connectivity curve!
“Staying connected on the move is a part of our livelihood but trying to stay up to date with everything from carriers to plan changes and new devices, has become impossible…that is until The Mobile Internet Aficionados group came about. This group has become an invaluable source of information and I have never felt more […]
Join if Connectivity is Important
Being members of RVMobileInternet.com is worth every cent and more. Not only is it essential to keeping us mobile and connected on the road, it saves us a TON of time and effort trying to keep up with all the changes and enables us to periodically check in to make sure we have the very best technology […]
Thumbs-up from the paleo-technomad
This book is excellent, equally applicable to boaters, land-travelers, rural dwellers, and mobile connected folk of all stripes. The range of topics is broad, the authors know their stuff, the material is very current in late 2014, and the explanations are very clear… with a good range of levels that will help anyone from beginners […]
The Mobile Internet Handbook Quenches Your Thirst for the Internet
Whether you’re a tech novice or an experienced user who wants better ways to stay connected while RVing, the book has something in it for you. The book’s biggest strength for novices is a chapter called “Assembling Your Arsenal,” which guides readers through important questions to ponder while choosing an appropriate Internet access system for […]
It’s Been Invaluable
I am so thankful for Cherie and Chris at RV Mobile Internet. I am pretty inept when it comes to technology. But with the Mobile Internet Handbook, their website, and forums, I think I have a much better handle on it now. We’ve been able to get an unlimited Verizon plan thanks to them, and […]
Why I’m A Continuing Member Of This Group
Chris and Cherie, I’d like to join others in thanking you for all the work you do. When I first discovered the fulltime RV lifestyle three years ago, your personal blog was one of the first ones I began to follow and learn from. When you started MIA, I joined right up, not knowing what […]
Worth Every Penny
“There are several benefits to membership in this group, but by far the most valuable part for us is receiving current information and updated reviews on changing technology and products that may enhance our mobile internet experience. Our ability to live on the road and generate income is highly tied to internet access and speed without giving up […]
Just BUY THE BOOK
The Mobile Internet Handbook confirms everything that I have researched on my own and provides additional information on options and products that I knew nothing about. If you are just starting, or on the verge of starting your full-timing adventure, just BUY THE BOOK!! It’s $10 bucks that absolutely could save you countless hours of […]
Build up your Confidence to Understand Each Part of the System.
Technomadia, AKA Chris and Cherie are real tech geeks (compliment), that know their stuff about getting online and setting up a cell phone and internet systems. To me this is a “must have” book. It’s a bit deep into tech, but they build up your confidence to understand each part of the system.
New Kindle eBook helps RVers master mobile Internet
“In the handbook, the authors help readers assess their Internet needs, set realistic expectations, explain their options, and overview the challenges of mobile connectivity. It will be useful to both non-technical internet surfers and more experienced users. It uses everyday language and examples to explain complex topics, while keeping things technically accurate.”
The Good and Bad of it
I tend to research a lot before I buy, before joining MIA I made many good decissions and some really expensive and frustrating bad ones. Ideas sound good on paper, MIA Has provided a source of real world experience. Thanks for the insight and community.
This is the place to turn
Hands down, the best resource for staying connected on the road comes from the folks over at Technomadia. Recently,they have added a new site completely devoted to the topic of mobile technology. RV Mobile Internet is a membership site that provides full updates on every major change in the world of mobile data. Need help getting your RV […]
Worth It! Consistent exceptional reporting.
Chris & Cherie have a corner on the market when it comes to all things dealing with RV mobile internet. No one else addresses these topics in the way they do. October 2014 alone — with its Double Data deals and the Millenicom situation — has been worth the price of admission. Consistent exceptional reporting.
Great Real time info
I like the fact that you guys are evaluating the latest hardware, probably saved me dollars and heartaches with one of your last evaluations. The cost to join is worth every penny.. Lance Hall
A dream saved
In the Spring of 2014 we headed out on a 70 camping excursion across the Western US. Intending to work remotely, we were armed with 2 AT&T smartphones (with 10gb data!) and the AT&T coverage map. We set up reservations at campsites that were “in” and planned travel through “out” areas over the weekend. The […]
Small Membership Fee Is Worth It
I’m tech savvy and thought I could figure it all out without joining. WRONG! Since I joined in June 2016, I’ve slashed my Verizon bill, protected my UDP (unlimited data plan), and now have more cellular data and options than I thought possible. The small membership fee is worth it and has already been recouped […]
Best of the Best!
RV Mobile Internet is a top-notch mobile technology resource. Chris Dunphy & Cherie Ve Ard have been on the road full time for the past 10 years. Working remotely as they roam – they practice what they preach through first hand experience. You will learn critical information that will help you stay connected as you […]
Don’t Leave Home Without It!
If you rely on internet connectivity on the road like I do, you absolutely must become a member of RVMobileInternet.com’s “Mobile Internet Aficionados”. The detailed research and technical resources that MIA provides to its members are invaluable, and you can’t get them anywhere else that I know of. And Chris, Cherie and the rest of […]
Ridiculously useful product
“There’s chapters in there for cell phones and data plans, satellite, WiFi, boosters, and plenty more… and it’s all presented in an easy to understand way, even for the more technologically clueless folks like myself.”
You make things too easy!
I signed up for membership the other day. In under 24 hours, I ordered a Verizon UDP from a reputable person on your list, I bought a MoFi cellular router you reviewed which will take the SIM card from my new UDP, and I have have almost made a final decision on a cellular booster. […]
A much needed and Valuable Resource
Planning on RV-ing when we retire and so joined the MIA to see what’s what as we are rather heavy internet users here at home in our Sticks’n’Bricks. Was very happy to find plenty of resources to actually enable us to go from a weak DSL plan to a much faster Cellular plan here at […]
The REAL DEAL
Technomadia is the REAL DEAL and their Mobile Internet Handbook is too! The authors know what they are talking about. Their technical knowledge is superb and as up to date as it can possible be … and when things get out of date, they quickly update what they have written to be sure everything they […]
Well researched and well written
One of the questions we get as full-time RVers is “How do you stay connected?” All the answers are in The Mobile Internet Handbook. Well researched and well written and easy for all of us to understand. This is the resource we recommend on the Living the RV Dream podcast.
This book gets a LOVE YOUR RV! two thumbs up
The book is written in a way that is useful to all kinds of people. Whether you’re a total technical neophyte (RVing newbie) all the way up to a communications guru (veteran full-timer), I think you’ll find it very helpful. I consider it the go-to resource on the subject.
The best, most complete guide to mobile internet available
“I just began reading my copy, but can already tell that this is without a doubt the best, most complete guide to mobile internet available.”
Making this process understandable and much easier
“RV travel in the 21st century is made much easier through being connected to the internet. Thanks to Technomadia’s Handbook for making this process understandable and much easier.”
David Cross on The Mobile Internet Handbook
“I thought I knew quite a bit about what was needed to stay online as I travel about the U.S. but decided to get The Internet Mobile Handbook when it was released a little over a year ago. That book convinced me that there was much more to learn and that Chris and Cherie knew […]