Jet pack usage across America


#1

When we leave here later this month with our 5th wheel I’m considering getting one of the new jet packs everyone is using for cell service. Can I use a standard Verizon or ATT unit with my Moto X 1st gen that now works with CDMA, sprint? Or do I need to get a different phone and leave RW?


#2

the Jet Pack is a MiFi or a WiFi hot-spot link to cellular data
all Republic phones can access data via these the same as if accessing one own WiFi at home or in a restaurant.


#3

There’s no reason you would have to leave Republic Wireless. The Jetpack is just a Wi-Fi hotspot that uses Verizon 4G LTE for the data source. You can connect to the Jetpack with your current phone like any other Wi-Fi network. I used the Sprint equivalent in my RV for several years.


#4

Kinda thought that would work but still wondered. We’ll have a small problem with that but only because my sweetie’s phone is GSM and on ATT
Thanks


#5

If you’re looking for diversity of coverage and you have a Sprint and AT&T phone in the family, the best bet would be the Verizon jetpack which, with 3 networks, should basically provide coverage pretty much everywhere there’s a cellular network.


#6

That is not a problem. The Jetpack doesn’t care what phone or device you are using. It only provides data over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is the same whether the device you are connecting with is using Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or no cellular carrier whatsoever.


#7

Apparently I would only have to change to a higher data number to use one of them. As I only use .5 GB now.


#8

I don’t think I’m clear on what you are asking. A Jetpack is a Verizon branded mobile Wi-Fi hotspot (https://www.verizonwireless.com/internet-devices/verizon/). You buy the device and sign up with a data plan from Verizon (https://www.verizonwireless.com/plans/connected-device-plans/). Your phones and other devices connect to the Jetpack over Wi-Fi and use your Verizon Jetpack data plan.

If you are asking about a similar service from Republic Wireless, they don’t offer a Jetpack type device, although you can use your phone to tether other devices:


#9

Guess I forgot that I’d be on the wifi instead of cell data. Thanks.