Selecting your ideal cellular carrier and plan can be an overwhelming adventure, especially for RVers who need to replace a home internet connection while being mobile.
This guide is here to help you do that, and is a living document that we'll keep updated as each of the four major carriers change around their plans and offerings.
Included in this guide are these topics:
- Video: Selecting Cellular Data Plans
- Comparison Chart
- Understanding Verizon, AT&T, Sprint & T-Mobile based Plans
- Plan Guides
- Recommended ‘Smart’ Combinations of Plans for RVers
- Other Bandwidth Tips
This guide is focused on finding the best options for keeping a nomadic household online. We are only interested in data that can be shared with your laptops and other gadgets, not just consumed on a single phone or tablet. Data that is “unlimited” but throttled to super slow speeds isn’t particularly interesting for this comparison either.
Most nomadic households also need a voice line or two as well, so we do factor in voice somewhat into our analysis. But the focus here is on data. Lots and lots of glorious data!
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