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Chicago Metra - Mobile Hotspot Providers

Old Oct 1, 16, 9:47 pm
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Chicago Metra - Mobile Hotspot Providers

Are there any regular Chicago Metra riders here? I'm going to have to start commuting downtown regularly in November and am looking to obtain a mobile hotspot so I can work on the 90 minute Metra ride. A year or two ago I had Sprint, and tried tethering but the experience was awful. I'm not looking to repeat that experience, so between AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or an MVNO, I'm curious what provides a usable experience for routine web browsing.
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Old Oct 2, 16, 8:27 am
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I'm going to move this to the Chicago forum, but in the meantime I'll add that I always had good experiences with coverage of the three remaining carriers when I lived in Chicago. Sprint was the only one I didn't have any experience with.

Where will you be commuting in from?
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Old Oct 2, 16, 3:00 pm
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Far northwest suburbs (MD-N line). I've had some experience with all 4 major providers in the Chicago but Sprint is the only one I've tried using as a mobile hotspot while on the train. Sprint was halfway decent while stationary, but was awful on the train.
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Old Oct 10, 16, 9:47 am
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I commute on the UP-North Line and have good coverage with both AT&T and Verizon.
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Old Oct 11, 16, 6:27 am
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Wife commutes on Metra Electric. Both ATT and Verizon have worked for her.
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Old Oct 28, 16, 9:06 pm
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Thanks all. Trying out Verizon, will see how this goes...
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