Sometimes, we need reminders.
Month: November 2015
CamperForce Offers RVers a Way to Work, Play and Travel
The holidays bring a large amount of seasonal jobs that are perfect for RVers, such as Amazon’s CamperForce. Let’s look at what Amazon’s CamperForce is, what the work entails, and the pros and cons of working for Amazon.
This isn’t something that we do – we telecommute full-time – but we’ve heard great things about Amazon’s CamperForce program.
If you RV and you’re looking for some seasonal work as we approach Christmas, check this out!
Another Unlimited Wireless Option?
We reported the other day that Verizon pulled the plug Omnilynx unlimited wireless project.
Obviously, we’re a bit bummed about that – $50/month for unlimited data at LTE speeds was an incredible deal.
The next offerings from the big players – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile – come nowhere close to unlimited. Very much the opposite of unlimited. In fact, most of them are capped at about 30-40GB/moth and can get obscenely expensive ($400/mo). With some of them, when you reach the cap, they’ll throttle you back to effectively-unusable speeds.
Maybe the days of unlimited data are gone.
Or are they?
Here’s Karma, for ya:
Karma’s another player billing themselves with unlimited data. And for only $50/mo.
It’s not the fastest thing in the world – 5Mbps. But for telecommuters – we full-time, working RVers! – 5Mbps is loads better than 0Mbps. That’s certainly enough for email, browsing, Hipchat, Skype, Google Hangouts and all of the other video-conferencing platforms on which we depend.
We’ve ordered ours and we’ll do a quick unboxing/setup/performance video when it arrives.
Oh, and if you want to sign up for Karma and get your own portable, unlimited (or even one of their less-expensive limited but still quite generous) hotspots, here’s $10 to get you started.
One Problem Solved. New Problem Observed.
The new shower head is nice – not ideal – but definitely nicer than the ultra-inexpensive one that was originally in our trailer.
A new problem though is that now, with outside temperatures dropping to and below 0C overnight, and our desire to remain somewhere near a civilized temperature inside, interior condensation after a shower (or cooking… or just breathing) becomes a real problem. Even with a window open and a ceiling vent on.
So, we’ll add a compact dehumidifier to the works and see how it goes for a few days.
Verizon Pulled the Plug
Well, that’s certainly unfortunate:
We regret to inform you that your wireless service will terminate effective November 30, 2015 (the “Termination Date”). This termination of service and any resulting inconvenience has resulted from the service provider, Verizon Wireless (“Verizon”) and its decision to discontinue its support of the program. Needless to say, this circumstance is unfortunate and we are disappointed by Verizon’s decision – particularly in light of the fact that Verizon publicly endorsed and applauded the Omnilynx program less than one year ago.
I wonder if this is for all of the Omnilynx subscribers, or just the “general public”.
At any rate, we’ll be on the ongoing lookout for alternatives to supplement our rather expensive T-Mobile coverage and AT&T hotspot.