We were lied to from the very beginnings with Exede. We are planning on going on the road full time in our RV and was told BEFORE we signed up that Exede was coming out with a portable dish set up that would work during our travels. Almost two years later and it hasn't happened. The day my contract expires Verizon will be my new internet provider !!!!!
I'm sorry to hear about that misunderstanding but no, we don't have an RV solution at this time (although it's something we're considering). The issue with a mobile device like this boils down to the antenna dish itself. It has to be pointed at the satellite at all times, which means it has to be a steerable (moving) antenna. We have these for the airlines that we serve with in-flight Wi-Fi, but the cost of the equipment is prohibitive for an individual user. Dish does have a product like this for receiving video. For internet, it's a lot trickier because you have to have it going two ways.
We Rv Full time, staying in one place 5-6 months. WiFi in RV parks is barely usable in most cases (after 11 years RVing I feel I'm knowledgable ) A portable dish allows me to use the service for my long term (5-6 months) residence and pack the dish away while traveling out of primary service area. Verizon "Unlimited" has restriction of 15gb when it slows making it useless for streaming. 15gb is sucked up quickly when streaming. We have the Verizon Jetpack MiFi we purchased specifically for streaming Unlimited. Big mistake
I agree. I believe that the portable RV market could be very, very lucrative for Viasat and I hope that they reconsider their current position. I work fulltime on the road and my cellular hot spot and WIFI extender do not provide the needed bandwidlth. Very, very few RV parks have WIFI with adequate bandwidth.