Question related to Cellular Data and restrictions..

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Wed Dec 4 22:52:58 UTC 2013


Traveling, I usually see better data performance natively on a network vs roaming.

In "outlying" areas, such as Maine, Alaska, Hawaii, you're better off using a local telco.  More likely to have better coverage.

- Jared

On Dec 4, 2013, at 5:45 PM, Jack Vizelter <jack at mail.rockefeller.edu> wrote:

> In my experience, nationwide, typically just means the continental 48 states, for the most part. 
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> ________________________________________
> From: Jay Ashworth [jra at baylink.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 5:20 PM
> To: NANOG
> Subject: Re: Question related to Cellular Data and restrictions..
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>> Have any of you experienced or been subjected to a "domestic data
>> roaming policy"? I am a customer of a carrier who advertises
>> "Unlimited Nationwide 4G data", but limits their customers to 50MB per
>> month while traveling in an area they do not have coverage (Alaska,
>> for example). I've never heard of such a policy in regards to a
>> "Nationwide" plan.. I thought the entire idea of saying nationwide was
>> to represent you were covering the ENTIRE NATION.
> 
> I believe you will find that any carrier says "Nationwide means where we
> have coverage, and unlimited means 'if you're on our towers'."
> 
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