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Didneywhorl
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I'm currently using.....

Post by Didneywhorl » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:52 pm

I'll be the starter of this branch of the forum...


I'm currently using Unlimitedville's Sprint hotspot plan, I get pretty dern good LTE/Spark signal.
$99 a month, no contract plan.


I used to have Mellinicom, until they cancelled the service on me.
Prior to that I had a few other services that also were closed down.
LTE noob, for sure. Learning though.

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Post by gonus » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:50 pm

Switching to calyx. I just signed up for them and am waiting to try them out. So do not take it as a plug. If anyone else is that would be great to hear some good news :)

I was(currently am) also using unlimitedville. I got an email today telling me that end of April (2018) it is going away and I will need to switch to a blue or pink plan. They were great and I will try the pink or blue plan if the Calyx plan doesn't work out.

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Post by Didneywhorl » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:11 am

Going away? Seriously? Here we go again.
LTE noob, for sure. Learning though.

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Post by Jflex113 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:45 am

In the past I have used a Calyx plan and those plans have been solid. Never had an issue with them. I did for a few months switch over to a personal Verizon phone plan and use that. For those of you out there that are curious about using Verizon it is not open NAT or route-able IP like a r.ispsn sprint APN plan would be. I have also noticed that the buffer time on most any video such as YouTube can be flaky at times with Verizon. That being said the speeds on Verizon (at least where I live at) are much better than Sprint especially on the upload side of things. About a month ago I switch back over to my Calyx Sprint plan, it might be a little bit slow than Verizon but the ping times are the same for the most part. Sprint is also an open NAT which is a plus for gaming and the video buffer is far better as well. I would get a max DL of 150 mbps on Verizon and a max UL of about 45. On Sprint I get closer to 85 mbps DL and 5 UL. I used to us a MC7455 as my main modem but about a month or so ago I upgraded to the EM7565 and have been loving that.
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Post by Didneywhorl » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:46 am

Thats great! Im being forced out if unlimitedvilles Sprint plan, so I think I might give Calyx a go.

Im hoping to upgrade to the new Sierra cat12 modem soon too.
LTE noob, for sure. Learning though.

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Post by Jflex113 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:52 am

You're not the only one. I've seen a few other that this is happening to as well unfortunately. Give Calyx a go, they have always been good.
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Post by fjguyote » Mon May 07, 2018 9:01 am

I just signed up for calyx also, so hopefully they're as good as everyone says. I've also been looking into getting a better modem/router through ltefix but was wondering what exactly you gain from that- just better signal (both cell tower and wifi at home) I assume?

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Post by Didneywhorl » Mon May 07, 2018 10:54 am

The modem, like a sierra wireless, gives you a lot of freedom to use multiple SIMs (providers) and more control over your radio. The router is like any other the features are what matter. The routers sold by LTE FIX are customized for using your own modem module and custimizable antenna setups.
Antennae are where the signal boosting happens.
In effect the equipment allows you the control you need and the options you want to be able to scavenge every ounce of available signal(s).
LTE noob, for sure. Learning though.

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Post by Jflex113 » Thu May 10, 2018 1:28 am

Another nice thing about having router is that you can setup a VPN if you wish to do so on the router. And if you have a sprint plan with the APN r.ispsn you can setup UPnP and have an open NAT type. That's a big deal for us gamers out there. As for signal and speed boost have a the modem/router setup blows away the hotspot in my particular location. I would usually get 30 mbps DL and 2 mbps UL on the hotspot where as on my Linksys build I regularly pull at a minimum 65 mbps DL and 5.5 mbps UL. Later at night also when there is less tower congestion it's not uncommon to see triple digit download speeds. I would highly recommend a modem/router build. If you have any questions feel free to ask away.
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