AT&T Just Made It Possible to Work Remotely on Your Cross-Country RV Trip
Here’s the dilemma: You want to see the country, but you’re struggling to figure out how you’ll stay connected enough to accomplish what’s needed on the job front. Two curious bedfellows, AT&T and Airstream, have come together to create a plan that not only solves that, but opens up loads of new potential for cross-country RV dreams to become reality.
On 2019 model Airstream Classic travel trailers, AT&T is serving up 4G LTE connectivity for $360 per year. For unlimited data. Of course, this particular camper starts at a cool $150,000, which makes it relevant for a seriously narrow slice of the population. The real magic will come shortly, when AT&T and Airstream launch an aftermarket solution for other RVs later this year.
It’s not yet clear what the purchase stipulations for that solution will be, but AT&T confirmed to FierceWireless that the Airstream Connect service “is not subject to the data restriction applied to many of the operator's other unlimited services.” Even AT&T’s “unlimited” smartphone plans contain fine print that allow the carrier to throttle your data after exceeding 22GB per month, which is easy to do if it’s your primary internet connection.
Having a truly uncapped connection on the road is an enormous perk for those seeking to dedicate months upon months to crisscrossing the United States, exploring its remarkable national parks, and maintaining a connection all the while. (And, if you’re planning to do precisely this, make sure you grab a National Park annual pass to save some serious cash.)