RV internet has long been dominated by satellite internet and, if you’re lucky, the occasional campground Wi-Fi network. However, as mobile internet has improved, it’s brought new options to campers and road warriors for connecting on the go.
Compared to satellite internet or campground Wi-Fi, T-Mobile (and other mobile providers) often offer faster speeds—and compared to most satellite plans, the data caps are significantly more generous. In fact, T-Mobile’s top plans offer unlimited data with up to 50GB of that at high speeds.
In fact, of the major satellite providers, only Starlink offers performance in the same ballpark as 5G mobile internet. Of course, you’ll pay for it—Starlink is very expensive and still difficult to get.
There’s also the possibility of future enhancements as T-Mobile continues to improve its cellular technologies. 6G is coming, eventually, and while we don’t know what it’ll look like yet, one thing is sure—it’ll be fast.
Compared to the other major mobile internet providers, T-Mobile is the only one to offer unlimited hotspot data, which is what you’ll be using to get your devices connected. Although AT&T and Verizon both offer plans with more high-speed data, once that’s gone, you’ll need to pay to continue using the internet. With T-Mobile, you can keep using it (albeit at a reduced speed) as much as you like.
T-Mobile also offers exceptionally wide coverage with its 5G networks, which means travelers should have coverage in more remote places. You can check out the T-Mobile coverage map for more specific details on the areas you frequently visit.