This page details your options for our USA, Unthrottled, 4G LTEA service, that will be billed every 30 days. You have the following options:
50GB of 4G LTEA @ $250 per month Unthrottled 4G LTEA mobile internet, perfect the occasional movie download and 2-3 internet users. Downloads to 100Mbps. Service will slow to 3G when you have consumed your 50GB. No Throttle, No Contract, No Activation Fee, No Overages, No Surprises, No Start Date Issues, and 24/7 tech support.
Unlimited GB of 4G LTEA @ $500 per month Unlimited GB of Unthrottled 4G LTEA mobile internet, perfect for lots of audio and video streaming, and secure unlimited internet. Downloads to 100Mbps. No Throttle, No Contract, No Activation Fee, No Overages, No Surprises, No Start Date Issues, and 24/7 tech support. We have Yachts consuming more than 500gb every month on this plan.
Enterprise Unlimited GB of 4G LTEA @ $650 per month Unlimited GB of Enterprise Grade, Unthrottled 4G LTEA mobile internet, perfect for lots of audio and video streaming, and secure, unlimited internet. Downloads to 100Mbps. No Throttle, No Contract, No Activation Fee, No Overages, No Surprises, No Start Date Issues, and 24/7 tech support. We have Yachts consuming more than 500gb every month on this plan.
Question 1: How do I know how much marine mobile internet data we will need?
- Pandora streaming audio for 20 hours, just under 1 GB
Answer: The average iPhone user will consume between 7GB and 18GB per month. A heavy iPhone user (like my kids…) will consume 18Gb to 30Gb per month. Lots of customers start with a smaller plan and move up as needed. Examples of internet data use:
- One High Def Movie on Netflix 4GB – 6GB
- 1 hour of Instagram or Facebook 1GB
- 1 hour of YouTube videos 2GB-5GB
Question 2: What is the difference between “Enterprise Unlimited” and “Unlimited”?
Answer: “Unlimited” is T-Mobile Service, and “Enterprise Unlimited” is AT&T Service.
Question 3: How do I know what service works best in the USA areas we will be Traveling?
Answer: There are known areas where AT&T service has better coverage than T-Mobile. We find that AT&T works better in the following: Miami, North and South Carolina, New York City, Long Island New York, Boston, and the entire state of Maine. There are other small areas where ATT is the better option, for example: Most boatyards in west Fort Lauderdale and Dania
Question 4: Why is it critical to use a local sim card, rather than a worldwide roaming sim service?
Answer: Local sims have shorter latency times, and faster downloads, both of those details give you a much better user experience.
Question 5: Is there any special equipment required to get Marine Data Solutions 4G LTE coverage in the USA?
Answer: The Marine Data Solutions 242A system, with 2 external antennas will work worldwide, with the exception of Asia. Worldwide equipment is available. You can see the Marine Data Solutions 242A system with its 2 external antennas at this link: https://marinedatasolutions.com/collections/equipment/products/advanced-package
Question 6: Will my existing 4g hardware work with Marine Data Solutions USA Sim Cards.
Answer: 4G technology is changing at a rapid pace, and the USA networks are being upgraded every day. We recommend that your equipment be no older than 2 or 3 years. We strongly recommend that you have 2 external antennas for each of our USA Sim cards. Regardless of who provides your sim cards, your equipment will need some programing so that the correct network is selected, so that your equipment will work properly. We can provide and install all the necessary equipment to give you an affordable High Speed alternative to Vsat in the USA. Please call us for more info.