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Old 12-15-2015, 01:15 PM
 
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We are traveling back forth from TX to FL lot lately and traffic can be problematic at times
We have cell phones and usually have reception--I use Waze which helps at times in knowing what the problem might be but it depends on having other Waze users in your immediate area--
Some areas are better about that than others...
Thought we might try using a portable CB--I assume truckers are still using that--was looking for one for Xmas present for my husband
We used to have one in the 80s when we did lot of distance driving and had no cell phones
Don't want to mount anything to the dash or install --- just portable--

Any suggestions for models that are easy to use, have decent audio quality and can plug into aux power--
Need magnetic antenna for outside the car too I imagine since reception won't be great w/o one...
Something not too clunky but with good range--easy to connect and store--

Appreciate the help
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Is anyone selling CB radios? Try Radio Shack website or do a CB radio search.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:48 PM
 
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CBs are not as ubiquitous as they once were. Truckers are moving away from CBs. Anymore they are replaced by cell phones and gps units. The channels are filled with vile chatter and hardly useful anymore. I have Midland lx1001 in my pickup. I tuned the antenna and all. I mainly use it for weather information. I purchased mine off of Amazon.

I have toyed with the idea of a Cobra LX29.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:46 AM
 
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Thanks--
Maybe I will get his car connected as mobile hotspot so it is easier to run the Waze app
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:35 AM
 
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Thanks--
Maybe I will get his car connected as mobile hotspot so it is easier to run the Waze app
Just get a portable "mi-fi" device. It is portable, allows up to five devices to operate off of it and you can take it anywhere.
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:54 AM
 
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With an item like that--where is it pulling the wi-if connection from when in use in a moving. car?
Is it really just using data 3G/4G like the phones--

Do you know the least expensive way I could connect the car as wi-if hotspot?
Right now we have two IPhones on ATT--our TX house has UVerse--and my husband likes getting/paying one bill vs separate ones...I have iPad tied to my phone but usually have it set to wi-if only.
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:42 AM
 
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With an item like that--where is it pulling the wi-if connection from when in use in a moving. car?
Is it really just using data 3G/4G like the phones--

Do you know the least expensive way I could connect the car as wi-if hotspot?
Right now we have two IPhones on ATT--our TX house has UVerse--and my husband likes getting/paying one bill vs separate ones...I have iPad tied to my phone but usually have it set to wi-if only.
The mi-fi works on 3G and 4G service. It doesn't matter if the vehicle is moving or not. Generally they are free to $50. It is essentially adding another line to a cell data plan.
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