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Tue, Apr 14, 2015 8:10 PM

Mobile Hotspot for European tourist

Together with my wife, I will visit the US next month. During that trip, we stay five weeks in a RV and like to be able to get connected to the internet from time to time. For that reason we intend to buy a Mobile Hotspot and particularly the Huawei E5372. On our trips in Europe in the years to come, this device will be very useful for us because of its 4G connectivity in Europe.

In the region we intend to visit (Denver, Badlands, , Salt Lake City and back to Denver), we assume that Verizon has the best coverage. Unfortunately Verizon uses the CDMA protocol and does not support GSM. A mobile hotspot based on CDMA is useless in Europe. We think  AT&T is the best provider for us, but like some advice:

  1. Can the Huawei E5372 be used on the AT&T network, although only 3G will be supported? This is because then 4G frequencies are different in the US and Europe.
  2. Can anyone advice us what kind of Sim-card to buy, and where. Preferably a prepaid data card for eg 30 days and about 3GB.
  3. Any further suggestions.

Maybe a bit odd question, but we couldn't get a proper idea for our situation on the AT&T website.

ACE - Sage

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7 y ago

Based on the specs, it would probably work on AT&T at 3G and Edge speeds.
If you are buying data only for your own device, a 5gb plan is offered at $50 a month.

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/dataplans.html

Depending on where you are staying, many places have wif available. (Campgrounds, RV parks, hotels, restaurants, etc)

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7 y ago

Thank you for your useful reaction. Although I wonder if there are more
items that should be fulfilled apart from the frequencies specs. Maybe I
take the risk and buy the Mobile Hotspot of Huawei to bring it with me to
the US.

About the data: had to fake a zip code before I could see the wireless
data plans of AT&T; Denver in this case. The DataConnect Plans for Netbooks,
Notebooks, Mobile Hot Spots and USB Modems indicate indeed 5 GB data for
$50. Do not understand whether this is prepaid or a monthly contract.

Our intention is to stay on small, rural campgrounds which do not always
offer Wifi facilities.




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