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mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with Verizon

Post by rbridges » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:00 pm

I think I'm going to go this route just for simplicity sake. Any reason it shouldn't work if I have a good Verizon signal? Just want some feedback before I pull the plug.

There are a lot of used 4500 available. This is a new listing on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/MOFI4500-4GXeLTE ... MPSE438QT2

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Re: mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with Verizon

Post by gscheb » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:11 pm

Would go with something other than Mofi. Mofi cost more and can have issues with out them supporting you.
For example this on ebay is less money more modem power and has wires and outdoor antenna.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/WE826-T2-4G-LT ... e31089a03d

Will say those wires are not the best choice.

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Re: mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with usVerizon

Post by rbridges » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:39 pm

So would the we826 be a better choice? Used mofis are selling for around $200 give or take.

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Re: mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with Verizon

Post by Adm1jtg » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:41 pm

Not sure what your budget is but you can get a prebuilt wg3526 with an ep06 modem all put together and already loaded for like $275 and the 826'a for about $200

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Re: mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with Verizon

Post by rbridges » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:05 pm

I wouldn't say budget is not an issue, but I'll pay for whatever works. Is the pre built on ltehacks store?

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Re: mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with usVerizon

Post by Adm1jtg » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:07 pm

rbridges wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:39 pm
So would the we826 be a better choice? Used mofis are selling for around $200 give or take.
Just updated my post. When you do get something be sure you get the modem you want. the mofi sim 4 uses a sierra 7455 modem and the quectel ep06 is another great choice.

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Re: mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with Verizon

Post by Adm1jtg » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:10 pm

rbridges wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:05 pm
I wouldn't say budget is not an issue, but I'll pay for whatever works. Is the pre built on ltehacks store?
the ltefix store is closed again, so no.... someone i bought my modem from but not sure I am allowed to post information like that on here. If I could figure out how to send a PM i would send you the info. The only reason I mentioned the models I did is they are hard to find ATM but really the best choices.

update: This is the vendor I dealt with, top notch support and decent pricing
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ZBT-WE826Q-EP0 ... 3526881559

He also does sell the wg3526 in many configs, and no I dont get kickbacks or anything I was just very impressed with his support and since the ltefix store is closed again.....

Whats your situtation... close to a tower? lots of trees? mountains in the way? poor signal or string signal on your phone? Do you know is you can get band 66 on verizon in your area?

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Re: mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with Verizon

Post by rbridges » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:42 pm

Decent signal. It's around -115 dbm, but I bought a booster which gets us down to -80 dbm. it's a cabin in north georgia, so there are trees and mountains around. We have a decent open view to the north. Not sure about band 66.
FWIW, netflix, youtube and hulu stream pretty well on our phones.

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Re: mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with Verizon

Post by Adm1jtg » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:08 pm

your better off then I was.... also in north ga but when I got here I was unable to even make a decent phone call and best signal was about -116 to -117 on a good day. The reason I asked all those questions is because based on your answers the folks here will recommend different options.

Are you planning to use the booster with your router or are you planning to mount seperate external antennas for it? Those mountains will make the setup a pretty good challenge for external antennas but it can be done I did it.

You say your have a decent open view to the north do you know if thats where your closest tower is? Obviously there will be trees abstructing but if the tower is indeed to the north how far away and is it clear from mountains and hills bettween you and it.

As far as a router I own the setup I mentioned earlier... the wg3526 with an ep06-a modem in it. I like that router better then the 826 (mofi is an 826 as well) because it has a few advantages:
gigabit ethernet ports
bigger metal case so better for keeping modem from overheating
5ghz wifi (though most use an external router hooked through the ethernet ports for wifi)
Ep06-A modem instead of Sierra mc7455 ONLY because the EP06 supports band 66 and the sierra doesnt

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Re: mofi 4500 and Visible SIM with Verizon

Post by rbridges » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:28 pm

I bought the cel fi go-x. My apps show the closest tower was to the East, and the best signal I got was pointing it NE. Unless it's a bad idea, I was going to let the cel fi go-x boost the signal and let the router pick up the boosted signal. would the wg3526 and ep06 work for verizon?

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