We’re using a couple of different methods to get connected to the internet using whichever is the easiest / cheapest at the time. In no particular order thy are as follows:-
iBoost Wifi Box: We have a directional wifi aerial mounted on top of the TV aerial in the roof. This allows us to rotate the aerial and direct it to the strongest signal. Inside the van is the iBoost router itself which receives the aerial signal and transmits that as a wifi signal inside the van allowing upto 5 items to log into the internet at a time. We bought ours from Adam and Sophie at www.motorhomewifi.co.uk. I did had a couple of problems setting it all up at the beginning but Adam and Sophie have been very helpful and cheerful whenever I have phoned them.
In addition to this we have bought a Fonera box which allows us to log into any of the BTFon network. I’ve since found out that the Fon box is no longer available and the boxes can not be transferred.
Huawei E5776 4G SIM Free Mobile WiFi UK: This connects through the mobile phone network and also transmits a wifi hotspot within the van. For when we are abroad we are using a Europasim (also available from Adam and Sophie). We get 500mb data allowance for €3 and that lasts until midnight of the day you start using it. Also included in the €3 is 50 text messages and 25 minutes international phone calls. When we are in the UK we are using a GiffGaff PAYG data sim card which works out at £5 for 500mb but that lasts a month. When we are in any country for longer than a couple of weeks we intend to search out the cheapest local operator data sims. Contains a rechargeable battery which seems to last ages.
Toggle Mobile: The Toggle Mobile sim card allows us to phone from 11 different countries back to the UK for 3p a minute. It also means you can phone us at the same rate as a local call and we don’t pay to receive the call. Again contact Adam and Sophie.
Tivizen TV: We have a small Tivizen box which is plugged into the TV aerial on the roof. It transmits a wifi signal to one device at a time (tablet, laptop or smartphone) and allows you to watch any local TV stations. Rechargeable battery.