Wifi quality on NYC<>Montreal Route

Old May 1, 19, 4:20 am
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Wifi quality on NYC<>Montreal Route

Has anyone recently taken the train from NYC to Montreal (or at least part of the way). I'm thinking of taking it in the summer, but I can't take an entire day off work to ride the train. If I could get on Wifi and make it a WFH day, it would work, but I know from past experiences on other routes that the Wifi quality can vary from ok to maddeningly bad.
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Old May 1, 19, 9:44 am
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I may suggest you look at Verizon and AT&T coverage maps and you'll have a pretty good idea of service. Don't expect Amtrak wifi in Canada. Does your phone not offer a wifi hotspot?

https://www.amtrak.com/onboard/journ...n-station.html
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Old May 1, 19, 2:22 pm
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You will get vastly faster internet connectivity using your cell phone WiFi hotspot. This is basically what the train WiFi does, except sharing one cell phone connection with many passengers.
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Old May 2, 19, 9:39 am
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I found cell connection on that route pretty spotty last fall.
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