The Family Motorcoach Association offers two data plans to their members that may be of interest to RVers. One is on Verizon and one is on Sprint.
This guide focuses on the Sprint based data plan offered by FMCA. **TOP PICK**
This plan is only available to FMCA members.
Sprint FMCA TechConnect+ Plan
The Sprint plan is offered as part of the FMCA Tech Connect+ package, which includes discounts to various technology items paired with an unlimited Sprint data plan.
- The Sprint plan offers truly unlimited high-speed data, but is always subject to network management.
- All fees on this plan are paid directly to the FMCA as part of their Tech Connect+ membership. The plan is administered directly by the FMCA, not Sprint.
- This is a no contract plan. The plan is month-to-month and can be cancelled at anytime. To be eligible you must have at least 1 year remaining on a FMCA membership.
- To use the plan, you rent a mobile hotspot for a one-time fee of $39.99, regardless of how long you keep the plan. The hotspot must be returned within 15 days if the plan is cancelled. Failure to return the hotspot results in a $200 administrative fee. There is no option to bring your own device and the SIM cannot be used in another device. Luckily, the device tends to be whatever is the current flagship hotspot device.
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Policies & Perks
- Carrier Networks Used: Sprint
- Carrier Relation: Reseller
- Price: $49.99/month, plus a one-time $39.99 rental fee for the hotspot. All fees will be paid directly to the FMCA as part of their Tech Connect+ membership, and the plan is administered directly by the FMCA, not Sprint.
- Plan Types Available: Hotspot
- Device Types Permitted: Hotspot
- Device Purchase Required: Yes
- Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes - all
- Throttling: No
- Network Management: Always
- International Roaming: None
- Domestic Roaming: 300MB a month of domestic roaming
- Plan Period: Month to month
- Data Roll Over: None
- Overage Charges: None - unless you don't return the device - then $200
- Streaming: Video streaming is capped at 480p resolution.
- Unlimited: Yes
- Lines permitted per account: 1
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Getting the Plan
You must contact FMCA by calling Member Services at (800) 543-3622 or online at FMCA.com.
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