The Best Cellular Data Plans for RVers & Cruisers
Welcome to our central resource page for data plans, highlighting the plans we currently consider the best for phones, hotspots, tablets & routers.
Finding the right data plans for your unique needs is no easy task - using cellular data as a primary way online is not how most carriers have designed their mobile plans.
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Shopping for Cellular Data Plans Finding Your Best Data Plan for RVing or Boating!
Today's RVer or boater needs a home internet replacement while traveling. They're working from 'home', remote learning, researching the next stop, banking, keeping entertained and staying in touch with friends & family - all of which require internet access.
Cellular data is the most popular way to keep online while traveling, with Starlink being a common option for places without a cellular signal. A nomad's data plans need to get laptops, computers, smart TVs, gaming systems, and home automation systems online.
Those living on the road for any length of time are not the typical cellular customer just using a bit of data when away from home, they're using it as a home internet replacement while on the go.
Which means seeking out data plans that include a lot of data that can be used as a hotspot from either smartphones, tablets, hotspot devices (Jetpacks, MiFis) or cellular embedded routers (Peplink, Winegard, Mofi, InstyConnect).
Data Plan Resources
Which Carrier Is Best?
How do Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Dish compare for travel?
Getting Lots of Data
Learn about the ways to get lots of data in your mobile internet setup.
Selecting Data Plans
Our deep dive into data plans, and shopping for them.
Data Plan Pricing Grid
Our constantly updated spreadsheet comparing mobile internet plans.
Activating Data Plans
Our guide to activating plans and moving SIM cards.
Plans for Peplink Routers
Data plan considerations for Peplink cellular routers.
Current Top Cellular Data Plans Video
Top Plans in the News
We publish an updated video as warranted throughout the year, but plans change all the time. So be sure to check the recent news stories above for any changes, and the grid below is kept constantly up to date.
Best Cellular Data Plans for RVers & Boaters
Filter by the criteria that matter to you - the carrier (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Dish) and/or the type of device you want to use a data plan with. Click through to learn more about each plan.
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