In the first part of this article, we discussed the convenience of satellite Internet for travelers and looked at how to choose the right equipment and Internet service. Today we’ve got even more tips for better living on the road.
Stay in touch when out of cellphone range.
One of the best parts about satellite Internet is that it gives you access to email and social media, even in areas where your cellphone can’t get a signal. No matter how remote you are, you still have a way to reach friends and family in case of emergency.
Beware of overage charges.
Most satellite Internet plans are not unlimited. Make sure you clearly understand your usage allowance and what you’ll be charged if you use more data than what’s included in your plan. The best way to stay out of trouble is to supplement your satellite Internet with public Wi-Fi hotspots when available. Limiting video streaming is another way to make sure you don’t rack up expensive overage fees.
Know how to boost your signal.
Even though your dish can receive a signal from over 22,000 miles away, it can still benefit from a signal amplifier. If you’re experiencing latency issues or want to increase upload and download speeds, a signal amplifier can help you maximize your satellite Internet connection. Another way to boost your connection is to place the modem in close proximity to the dish.
Get the right hardware to watch TV in the most remote locations.
Satellite Internet lets you enjoy your favorite streamable TV shows, no matter how remote your adventure. As long as you’re online, you can watch shows and movies from services like Netflix or Hulu. However, if you want to see recent TV episodes, you’ll need to invest in a device like DISH Tailgater.
These portable HD satellite antennas can be set up on the ground or mounted to your RV to give you nonstop access to current shows, news, and sports. Some satellite providers may even offer discounts if you bundle TV and Internet packages.
Don’t ignore pay-as-you-go alternatives.
While satellite Internet is one of the most reliable options for travel, your connection may still be interrupted due to inclement weather or other interference. In those cases, it’s a good idea to keep a pre-paid mobile data card on hand. Your satellite dish will likely keep you online throughout your travels, but it won’t hurt to have another connectivity option as an emergency backup.
Overall, it has never been easier for RVers to stay connected. Look into satellite Internet options today and take the World Wide Web with you no matter where you go.