One of the ongoing problems of living in an RV full time, is what to do with communications, and internet and all that stuff…
Our LG Smart Phone is hooked up the the Bell Canada Cellular System, and it is always a pain when we get ready to leave Canada for the U.S. If you look online, or in my case, go to the local Bell Store and ask, you do not get any information in regards to taking your phone into the U.S.A. for any period of time. Yesterday, I called customer service, and low and behold, they offered me a full U.S. plan, including talk time, and a full Data Package, which will allow us to use our phone full time down in the States!
Our phone runs the Windows 7 software.
It is a little frustrating when you cannot get the information you need and have to go looking for it the way they make you do it, however I am glad I found out about it! So, for anyone with a Bell Cell Phone wanting to use it in the States, make sure you call customer service and talk to them! It is worth it! There is not mention anywhere, of a Data plan for the U.S.
Now that I have had our phone for 6 months, I am used to it and enjoy using it, so I can now carry on once we start to travel again.
Spent the day today with David up here in Bracebridge, and he is doing well after surgery. Hopefully his bandages come off soon, and he is on the road to recovery. I was able to contact my Dr. today and arranged for a flu shot… don’t need the flu slowing me down this winter.
We were going to do some work around the house today, but the weather here was so bad, we ended up doing nothing! Heavy rain all day… yuck!
We had a nice skype chat with David’s friend Doug, who is currently down in Lake Havasu City at his winter residence. Weather is great down there, and we were not too jealous…
We received more good news about our communications yesterday… HughesNet is going to upgrade our Satellite Internet System, free of charge. We will now get faster download times, and they have increased our daily download limits. We have had very little problems with daily limits anyways, but always nice to have more. Speed is always appreciated, as everyone likes nice fast internet these days. In the next year, HughesNet will also launch a new Satellite within the next year, and promise more improvements to come. We have come to rely on this system, and we find the product is good at a reasonable price. The big advantage is you can get your internet anywhere in North America, and the system is very portable, and easy to set up.