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Unlimited Internet for Caravans

Unlimited internet for caravans

How to get unlimited Internet for caravans

The world is modernizing at a crazy rate and your need for Internet is ever growing, as such your data usage has got to the point where you need Unlimited internet for your caravan.

You are probably here for one one two reasons. If you’re based on a park/site you may have onsite WIFI that just doesn’t cut the mustard in terms of speed, cost, reliability and download allowance – More on this later.

The second reason is you are even less fortunate and have no available onsite WIFI or are constantly on the move in your Tourer/Motorhome.

The Good news for you is that we come across this is lot and have the perfect solutions to help.

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4G WIFI Router for caravans

Caravan WIFI 4G Router
Caravan WIFI 4G Router

4G technology has taken off in a big way in the UK. This is the same technology as used by your mobile phone.

To take advantage of 4G Internet for caravans we can utilize what is a know as a 4G caravan router. A 4G router is very similar to a router you would have at a normal home, however it does not require a landline to operate. Instead a 4G router utilizes connection to the cellular network.

4G caravan routers are capable of High speed Broadband internet, and more than capable of streaming TV, Online Gaming, Working from home, web chats, Internet Browsing and other normal tasks that require Broadband internet.

A good quality 4G caravan router will vastly out perform your phone it terms of signal strength, hence speed as it is designed only for this purpose and has larger antennas which are able to boost signal significantly.

Static Caravan 4G Antenna
Static Caravan 4G Antenna

If you your live in a a poor signal area the signal strength can be increased via the addition of an external antenna. these plug into your router much like the antenna to your tv. Even if you live in a strong signal area, an external antenna will still offer a performance advantage in speed and reliability. Making them a sound investments for any caravan owner wanting the best quality internet available.

Read more on 4G Caravan Router’s here

You can choose to pair your 4G caravan router with any 4G Network supplier. These include Vodafone, EE, THREE, O2 and many more. To receive unlimited internet for caravans without the need for a contract we would highly recommend the GiffGaff Network and a product they supply known as “Golden Goody bags”

Unlimited caravan internet without a phone line

There are many 4G suppliers who offer unlimited data only sims. At his point the major decision is to choose either a contract a or Pay as You Go deal. If you are like many of our other customers and readers you may only spend a portion of the year using your caravan. As such, to be tied down to a 12-24 month contract and only use it for 50% of that time is a huge expense you could do without.

For more information on network selection and caravan internet providers Click here

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Our solution is to take advantage of the GIFF GAFF network Goody bags deals. GiffGaff is a pay as you go network that offers what are know as Goody bags.

These deals a allow you to purchase chunks of data that last 1 month. There is no contract and no obligation to purchase another month of data if you don’t wish to. However GiffGaff also offer what is know as a Golden Goody Bag. These differ in that you set them up to auto renew, meaning when the 1 month expires you will automatically purchase the next months. These are not contracted so you can cancel them at any time just by clicking a button/slider on your account. Golden Goody bags offer more data for less money. If you can remember to cancel the renewal this is a great to save money.

Unlimited caravan internet GiffGaff Golden Goody Bag

In return for choosing a Golden Goody bag which will auto renew each month unless you choose not to, GiffGaff gives you more bang for your buck. In our case this means we can receive unlimited internet for what would usually be contract prices. This means we can save hundreds of pounds per year by not being stuck to a contract we don’t need all year round.

What Will Unlimited Internet for Caravans Cost

The unlimited Data pack from GiffGaff will cost £35 a month. Again you can cancel this at any time. This is completely unthrottled meaning you will receive full internet broadband speeds no matter how much you download, stream or make use of your connection. If you you only wish to use the internet for browsing but still want unlimited internet for your caravan, there is also a £25 package but this will be throttled after 100GB of data usage.

GiffGaff Simcard are completely free. Better still if you use the link provided HERE. You will receive £5 Free credit

Thank you for taking the time time to read our post. Enjoy your caravan internet!

Not Yet got a 4G router?

if you are yet to purchase a 4G router there a quite a few thing to take into consideration. These include the router specification, is the router open to all network providers, and your local areas signal strength.

There’s plenty more information on our website describing these complexities, but for now lets keep it quite simple. Below are simple steps to follow when purchasing the right 4G router kit.

Step1. Caravan internet Signal checks

as explained earlier 4G routers utilize the 4G cellular network, much like you smart phone. As with your phone, not all areas have strong signal. 4G routers have larger antennas than a mobile phone, so can make up for some level of weak signal, but this is not full proof.

The best way to ensure a 4g router kit would be suitable for you caravan, would be to run signal checks. Caravan-things can do this for you. Just use out contact form and provide the nearest postcode to your caravans address. When we run signal checks we will also provide you with information on our most suitable kit for your resultant signal strength.

What if you have poor signal?

If you have poor indoors signal normal 4G router kits would not be suitable. However, it may be possible to boost your signal to an adaequate level with an external antenna kit. these are more expensive that an standard router kit but are a great investment if you need get online. You can find Caravan-Things external antenna kit by clicking here

Step 2. Is your router open to all networks

Much like mobile phones, May service providers will lock their 4G routers to their own network. This means you cannot swap the sim in the router, its literally useless unless you stay with the same network. This isn’t always an issue. But lets say you can get a better data deal on another network. to change network you would also have to purchase anew router. This isn’t great. (Caravan-Things routers are open to all networks, you can change the sim card/network whenever you like).

Step 3. Router specification

There are different grades of 4G routers. They can be summarized by what category they sit within. these are number which range from 2-24. Cat 4 routers are the minimum standard we would recommend. These are sutiable for surfing the internet and working from home. If you are looking to stream TV, web chats, and stream music, we would recommend at least a CAT6 router. Anything beyond a Cat 12 router is pointless at this moment in time but may come into their own in the distant future.

All a little bit too complicated?

If all this is a bit much information and too much to understand, or even would take you too much time that you would rather spend elsewhere, then we can help. We can do all the hard work for you. We provide plug and play caravan internet kits, for statics, tourers, motorhomes and Campers. Find out more by clicking here

Please feel free to ask questions below.