Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?
Ryan and Kelly,
When the InReach is inside the boat, we have it on a suction hook attached to the window in the salon. Not only does this add to the décor but works well using this method. Once the InReach is synced to a device you basically don’t need to touch the InReach unit. I don’t use InReach for weather so I can’t comment of that part of your question. It can be done on the phone or tablet app: https://youtu.be/5rDY2bIUOwc
As an FYI, after you are out of the USA for a couple of months, T-Mobil will cut you off. In the mice type of their plan they say it is for temporary international travel. We have know several cruisers how were left high and dry by T-Mobil.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff
Paul and Mark,
Thank you! The InReach sounds great! I don't know how I missed that in my earlier searches. How is the signal inside the boat? It doesn't seem to have an external antenna option, which I hear is basically required with the IridiumGo. Also, are the "premium" marine forecasts any good? Can you use them for route planning? Can you see them on the paired mobile app on your phone, or only on the device itself?
Project Fi is also a great idea... I recently upgraded my T-Mobile plan to one that allows unlimited everything internationally, but the data speed isn't great outside the US. Project Fi might be both faster and cheaper, and my existing phone is capable. I think I could also get a second SIM for the boat to use when we're in range. Also, I hear Google is going to launch the new Pixel 3 tomorrow.
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA
On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:15 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: